Chairman. Lived and taught in the Garw since 1999 although born and raised in Essex. Roger is a keen member of the Garw Valley Railway Society.
Secretary. Jean was born and brought up in the Rhondda but left to work for an airline in London in the sixties. Interested in the medieval period, she has an MA from London University in medieval European studies, and an MA from the University of Wales in Celtic Christianity.
Bricklayer by profession and helped in the construction of Bridgend Railway station. A keen amateur archaeologist of the Stone Age period, and is a mine of information on local history.
Gerald has lived in the Garw since he left Cardiff with his family at the age of 9. He has worked at Christie Tyler’s and in the Ffaldau pit and then at Flextank before retiring. Gerald has long had an interest in S.Wales history and enjoys researching local stories and sharing his enthusiasm with like-minded people via the website and at Valley schools and exhibitions.
Archaeology graduate and primary school teacher, Bethan grew up in the Garw Valley, spending most of her childhood “up the mountain”. She is particularly interested in the history of daily life: in the humdrum domestic lives of people in the past. Responsible for the Society’s website.