Sheep of the Garw

From earliest times sheep have been a prominent feature of the landscape of the Garw Valley. The Cistercians who were settled in the abbey of Margam under the Normans in the 12th century held vast estates, or granges, in the uplands around Llangeinor, and along with the monks at Tintern, were the richest wool producers in South Wales….

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One for the Sheep

Back in the day when the Fire Brigade was just that, we of the Retained Fire Service used to have training sessions for shift workers on Wednesday mornings in Pontycymmer Fire Station yard. One morning we had just completed the particularly arduous drill of ‘slip and pitch to the 3rd floor and carry down’ (effectively…

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