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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: 05-12-2018

Forthcoming Events

Cafe Art at Torfaen Museum Pontypool

Date:
10 - 31/01/2019
Description:
A fund-raising exhibition featuring a selection of low priced artwork donated by local artists.

Winter Art at Torfaen Museum

Date:
10 - 31/01/2019
Description:
Art Exhibition - Members selling their mixed media art in the Barker Gallery at Torfaen Museum Pontypool

Parent & Baby Group at Richmond Road Baptist Church

Date:
22/01/2019
Description:
Every Tuesday morning (term time only) 09.30 till 11.30. A range of activities, games & singing for all pre school children, Mum's, Dad's, Grandparents and carers all welcome.

Baby and Toddler Group at Lighthouse Church

Date:
22/01/2019
Description:
Lighthouse toddlers offers a friendly and welcoming place to have a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy time with your little ones
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