Meet The Members

 

ROGER STOKES

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.

 

JEAN FOWLDS

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.

 

DAVID DIMMICK

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 JARVIS

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.

 

BETHAN DALTON

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.

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  1. Dear M/S.
    After reading the Glam Gazette that you require photo`s and documents on the first world war, Has I have researched a great uncle of mine, and his name is on the memorial plaque in Bleangarw infant school by the name of Iestyn Morgan KIA September 1918, I have also visited his grave in France. I have also photo`s of a cousin of Iestyns is name was Evan Young half brother to my father born and past away in the valley some of you my remember him Danny John over 40 yrs on committee with Bleangarw Rugby Football Club, I also played for the club for 5yrs, before moving to Maesteg.
    If you require more send me an e-mail and I will forward my contact No`s.

    Regards, Bill John.

  2. Hi Gerald,
    Regarding Lieutenant D G Farrow, I found him on the Royal Navy List for 1943 ,with HMS/MGB57. He is also on the Navy Reserve List September 7 1943 as a Temporary Lieutenant.
    I found this information from Ancestry.uk. I did not have enough details to find him on a census.

    Regards Barbara

  3. 27.11.16
    My father was awarded Victor Ludorum from Garw in, I’m estimating, the 20’s. I remember the trophy well and I believe he kept it up until his death, but it was lost to us (myself and my sister) through personal circumstances. I would love to trace the details of this award through yourselves if possible. Are you able to help? If not, do you know of anyone who can?
    Many thanks,
    Mrs Hill

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