Tabernacle Open Doors Exhibition

Here is an album of photos from the Open Doors event at Tabernacle. It was great to see so many people in the chapel interior enjoying the organ recitals and exhibition. Some special visitors took time out to support our efforts: Mr. Irranca-Davies our A.M. , Chris Elmore.M.P., and the Chair of the Community Council,…

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The Story of Brynmor

Submitted by Roy Davies Brynmor wiped a thin smear of dust from his mother’s photograph with his woollen cardigan sleeve.   He pushed his glasses on top of his head and held the walnut frame further away as he refocussed on the familiar figure of his young manhood. Being the woman she was, his mother had fixed…

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Tabernacle Chapel

This article is taken from Mrs Eileen Price’s brief history, ‘Tabernacl, Capel yr Annibynwyr, Pontycymer’. Copies of this can be obtained by ringing the editor on 01656 856091. Tabernacle chapel, like many places of worship in the Garw, was built as a consequence of the huge influx of people coming into the Valley to work…

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Some Memories Of Penny Readings

The bulk of this article is taken from a longer essay by David John Morgans. Penny readings were very popular entertainments in the Valleys before the days of cinema or even radio. The penny was the price of admission, (although it did go up to 2d for adults), and before I was old enough to…

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www.welshchapels.org

Addoldai Cymru / Welsh Religious Buildings Trust is a small Trust set up to protect and restore some of Wales’s most significant redundant Nonconformist chapel buildings and to regenerate for community use. There’s a very useful database to search for information about the chapels of the Garw Valley, of which, as we know there were/are…

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