The Old Mill, Llangeinor

The Garw Valley is divided into the upper and lower sections by a geological feature known as the Moelgilau Fault Line and Felin Arw corn mill stood on this line. The mill was recorded seemingly well into antiquity, and appears to have been the only one in the upper section.  The site lay behind what…

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Choral Singing, Blaengarw & Llangeinor

Kindly submitted by C Davies, written by his father, T.H. Davies Choral singing has a long and creditable tradition in the Garw Valley dating back to 1886. Commenced with the formation of the then known Pontycymmer Male Choir. This party was very successful at many Eisteddfodau and reached its Zenith in 1891 by winning the National…

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St. Cein

Written and researched by Gerald Jarvis. On behalf of G.V.H.S Also known as Ceinwen the Fair, Cein the Virgin, and Cein the Bright by the Welsh. She is known as St Keyne to the English or Caginus in Latin. She was born in AD 461 one of the 15 daughters of King Brychan of South…

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Llangeinor Show Success

The Heritage Society showed off the new banners we have purchased and these proved useful in attracting comments and developing further queries from visitors. Being in the cafe at the Richard Price Centre helped the attendance and we had over 40 visitors, including 4 from the Netherlands. Local people were a great help in identifying…

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