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Abersychan and Garndiffaith Local History Group

About Us

Formation

Abersychan & Garndiffaith Local History Group was formed in 1994 following a public meeting. It was called a group because we did not have a retired vicar and a retired headteacher to justify being called a society. Anyway, society would be too 'posh' for a valley mining area such as ours.

When and where we meet?

All meetings are held on the last Monday of the month, except when that Monday is a Bank Holiday when it changes to the previous Monday. The venue is the Veg Box building, Gelli Rhiwy Road, Garndiffaith, commencing at 7.00 pm. Newcomers are very welcome to attend. Membership is £5.00.

Welcome to our Website

This web site is aimed at members, local communities, and the descendants of the many people from this area who live all over the world. Examples of what you can find on this website are:

  • Description and location of our area
  • Agricultural History
  • Industrial History
  • Publications
  • Help on Family History
  • Membership details and our programme for the year.

We hope you enjoy your visit to this historic industrial area situated in the most eastern valley of the South Wales Coalfield, Wales, United Kingdom.


Last Modified on: 05-11-2015

Forthcoming Events

DOTTY - Art Exhibition

Date:
09/09/2016 - 29/10/2017
Description:
Exhibition of work by Hilda Smith - Dotty - mixed media work of scenes and still life in the style of dots.

Family of Blaenafon and Family of Miners

Date:
29/08/2017 - 28/01/2018
Description:
Two photographic exhibitions by Walter Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion, mining and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.

Who Let the Dads Out?

Date:
21/10/2017
Description:
An opportunity for Dads, Grandads, Uncles, male Foster carers to bring their children, under the age of 5, to a toddler group.

Welsh Discussion Group at Cwmbran Library

Date:
21/10/2017
Description:
Are you a Welsh speaker or learner? If so, why not come along to our fortnighlty Welsh discussion group at Cwmbran Library
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