Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum

Fforum Treftadaeth Blaenau Gwent

BGHF – Keeping Welsh History Alive

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About Us



Chair – Eifion Lloyd Davies

Vice Chair – Ralph James

Treasurer – Jeff Darkins

Secretary – Janet Karn


Editor – Dr. Colin Morgan

Associate Editor – Janet Karn

We are a non-profit-making group concerned with preserving this area’s rich history and heritage. We work closely with, but independent of, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Heritage Services.

Our many activities include organising Heritage and Commemoration Days, delivering monthly talks on historical topics, producing a six-monthly journal, and publishing historical material relating to the area.   

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Journal – Issue 22, under the new editorship of Dr. Colin Morgan is coming together very well and will be available to download in March 2018.

 Our new film – The Two Tredegars, a collaboration between BGHF and Green Valley Film Productions, has just been produced….more to follow

Our November speaker, Carol Adams has recently been given the title Queen Mother Benevolence of Foreke-Dschang, a city in the west of Cameroon. She has also been given the role of Adviser to the king of the region. This is an honour that is rarely bestowed upon women in the patriarchal country.

This exciting but unforeseen happening means she is unable to speak at our November talk as planned.

Find out more… Wales Online: The Brilliant Tale of How a Valleys’ Woman became an African Queen.


What’s On


Meeting 9.30 – 11.00 am

Tredegar library



There isn’t a talk this December.

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We have organised for the following commemorative plaques to be placed within the locality to highlight the importance of people, events and places of significant historical interest.

Gwalia Boot Factory

Plaque mounted in Factory Road, Brynmawr

Gwalia boot factory

Photo: Marcus Warner (Melin Homes)

Crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Plane in 1940

Plaque mounted in Bryn Bach Parc


Rhys Davies

Plaque mounted in the Cambrian Hotel, Tredegar

Rhys Davies

‘3rd Mons’ Battalion

Plaque in memory of the locally recruited ‘3rd Mons’ Battalion mounted in the grounds of Bedwellty House


Daniel Gooch

Plaque mounted in the Railway Tavern, Sirhowy

daniel gooch

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