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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

Ballet Classes

Date:
26/01/2020
Description:
Make your children's dreams become reality with our ballet classes for 2-7 year olds

Go Gym with Valleys Gymnastics at Pontypool ALC - Sunday

Date:
26/01/2020
Description:
Recreational gym classes for ages 4+ at Pontypool Active Living Centre

Llanyrafon Manor Food & Craft Market

Date:
26/01/2020
Description:
Visitors will be able to sample the wealth of products that south east Wales and Torfaen in particular has to offer.

Happy Hands Club at Pontypool Active Living Centre

Date:
27/01/2020
Description:
Happy Hands classes are suitable for parents or carers to bring babies and children from newborn to 4 years of age. We have lots of fun singing, dancing, with sensory play such as bubbles and parachutes and lots more.
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