About Us

Welcome to the Garw Valley Heritage Society Website.

We are a group of local people who are enthusiastic about creating an archive of our valley’s industrial and social history.

We are keen to record the progress and events in the valley in picutres and notes from the 1800’s to ensure that this valuable and rich source of information does not disappear forever.

We aim to develop exhibits and educational material to enable the future generations to see what was once a thriving industrial community, and to compare present day sights with historical views in a “Now and Then” theme.

Map showing The Garw Valley

Additionally, it is intended to gather together in one place a vast collection of materials and personal memorabilia, as well as recording where other items can be located and viewed. It is also proposed to create geographical displays to show where points and places of interest are situated.

The scope of the project is to cover the area between Bettws and Blaengarw; taking in the two parishes within the current parish boundaries.

In conjunction with other groups it is hoped to be able to make these records available to the public and eventually to supply copies of particular pictures and written records if there is sufficient demand.