Rag, Tag and Bone Tales

This particular story does not relate to the Garw valley, but to an earlier childhood memory of mine. I must have been 7 or 8 years old and because of the housing shortage, my mother and I  were living in my paternal Grandfathers house in 225 City Rd. Cardiff. I remember it being and sort…

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Lockdown Walks- a poem

Rona Cracknell, Summer 2020 My solitary walks are in the local cemetery. I read as I start walking – there’s a plaque beneath each tree: “Aged 21”, “Killed on the Somme” or he was “Lost at sea” Beyond this avenue of trees commemorating strife Are further texts remembering a loving family life: “Sacred to the memory of a beloved wife” The graveyard’s on a hillside, the…

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Garw Heritage News

What we have been doing… Not a lot publicly, obviously, but our website has been busy with visitors via Facebook and Twitter. We have been holding our monthly meetings via the Zoom connection on the internet, so have managed to keep in touch, with our main concerns being to archive and register the large amount…

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