Outdoor Pursuits

Years ago an elderly Betws gentleman, sadly no longer here, was well-known for his wealth of stories about what he used to get up to as a boy. He used to tell tales of rabbit hunting down on the old Port Talbot railway line, where he would snare them on both sides of the old…

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An Ode To Betws

To follow our recent exhibition held in Betws, we thought readers might like to see this account made of a visitor to Betws well over 100 years ago- a poem printed in Granta Magazine in 1892. AN ODE TO BETWS  (After Eight Consecutive Days of Rain). “O! Nephele! Nymph, who reignest still. Whose canvassed charms…

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Betws Exhibition

Don’t forget that on Thursday, Friday and  Saturday this week May 25-27, the Garw Valley Heritage Society will be holding an exhibition at Betws Community Club (next to the garage). Stories of famous Betws and Garw people, photographs and artefacts, maps and pictures, all with relevance to the last 150 years of the area. Entrance is…

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The Betws Pioneers

It was in September, 1949, when Betws saw the beginning of an influx of new residents that changed the little hill-top village forever. Turning what was incorrectly called by some the ‘off the beaten track’ hamlet into a bustling community. In a matter of a few weeks 149 families came to live in Betws from…

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