A Walk In The Garw: 1908

  A farmhouse stands high above the Garw Valley, right on the edge of the steep hillside – with thick walls and comfortable low built rooms. In front of the house a clump of fir trees stand, as a bold landmark for the neighbourhood. It has been the home of many generations of yeoman farmers,…

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Treboeth Heritage Society’s Calon Lan walk

On Wednesday June 20th, the G.V.H.S. played hosts to the Treboeth Heritage Society (Swansea). A coach party of 51 visitors came to explore and take a guided tour of Blaengarw, following in the footsteps of one of their own local heroes: the bard Daniel James, writer of Calon Lan. Arriving at 10:45am, and after stopping…

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Calon Lan Guided Walk

A free guided walk will be taking place in Blaengarw on Saturday 17th September. The theme for the walk will be the life of  Daniel James, a poet who lived and worked in Blaengarw during the 1880’s and wrote the words for the popular Welsh hymn “Calon Lan”. You will also hear stories about the mining and…

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