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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.

Forthcoming Events

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.

Photography Exhibition

Date:
07 - 30/11/2017
Description:
Come along to the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre to see the images on display at the Blaenavon Camera Club photography exhibition

Go Gym with Valleys Gymnastics at Pontypool ALC

Date:
23/11/2017
Description:
Recreational gym classes for pre-school children at Pontypool Active Living Centre

Parent & Toddler Group at Richmond Road Baptist Church

Date:
23/11/2017
Description:
Every Thursday morning 9.30 till 11.30. All pre school children, mothers, fathers, grandparents or carers welcome.
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