G.V.H.S. Exhibition at Bettws Social/Community Club

Gerard’s Diary Notes from the Exhibition


The set-up for this 3-day event went very well with the usual dedicated band of people helping out, and making it look all too easy. Giving the lie to months of work in the winter months up in the cold attic of Tabernacle Chapel. The weather was dry and soon we had a steady trickle of custom. In the heritage business you are better off with quality rather than quantity. People came with offers of old photographs for us to keep or digitise and return.      


Today we had a lot more customers plus two classes from Betws. School the children were well behaved and posed lots of questions about the “olden days.” One lady came in with some scrapbooks compiled by her grandfather and left them with us for future referencing.


Our final day was very busy with the word finally getting around that we were here. Several people from out of area came to visit because of  Facebook, and some of our articles in the Glamorgan Gazette.  All in all a good exhibition with lots of ‘new’ old information to research and follow up during the winter months. Packing up and away to our new home in Tabernacle Chapel in Pontycymmer.

We will be getting it all out again soon for a 3- day event at Bryngarw Country Park on the 28th, 29th and 30th of May.

Come and see us.

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