Mines Rescue Men Die in Foul Air Disaster

One hundred years ago this month a tragic set of events unfolded at the Duchy Colliery, Pontyrhyl. March 2nd  1917 It started with what was to be a quarterly training exercise for the men of the Duchy Colliery Mines Rescue Team, at the colliery a request had been made to the colliery manager, Mr. Eli…

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Carnival Memories

On Carnival Day, everyone had to be at the various clubs and pubs very early in the morning, this ostensibly for the decoration of the ‘Float’ and costume fitting. There was always a group of willing volunteers, and because the clubs were open for serving drinks throughout the day it was great fun. Every organisation…

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Very Annie Mary

Did you take part in this film as an extra? Do you have any photographs of the filming, or any of the stars in it? Bring along any of these items to the showing at Blaengarw Working Men’s Hall and you could get a reduction in your entrance fee!

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Bryngarw Exhibition & The Mayor

The first public engagement for the newly-sworn-in Mayor of Bridgend Reg Jenkins, together with Mayoress Teresa Jenkins, was to visit the Garw Valley Heritage Society’s exhibition held over the bank holiday weekend at Bryngarw Park. The Mayor and Mayoress have always been supportive of the Society in its aims to record and preserve the history…

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