Llewellyn Jones

Llewellyn Jones was not originally from the Garw Valley he was actually born in Llantwit Fadre in 1868. His parents Elias and Mary moved to Pontycymer when he was 12 years old. Elias Jones was following his trade as a coal miner/shaft sinker and this was the period of the Garw’s history when coal mining…

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Women’s Suffrage Speaker At Hippodrome

Abridged by G. Jarvis Miss Nina Boyle* in Pontycymmer. Two meetings were held at the Hippodrome, Pontycymmer on Sunday 5th March, 1915, when the Suffrage leader, Miss Nina Boyle, was the speaker. At the evening meeting Miss Boyle spoke about the Women’s Suffrage Movement from an historical point of view, and traced its growth since 1775.

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How my great gran defeated voter apathy

This article by Dean Burnett, appeared on the Guardian Newspaper website in the Science section on the 2nd February 2015. Thanks to Dean who gave us permission to add it to our website. Actual article is to be found here. “This is meant to be a science blog, so officially this post is about how…

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