Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum

Fforum Treftadaeth Blaenau Gwent

BGHF – Keeping Welsh History Alive



Nantyglo Ironworks – Henri Gastineau


Chair – Eifion Lloyd Davies

Vice Chair – Ralph James

Treasurer – Jeff Darkins

Secretary – Janet Karn


Editor – Dr. Colin Morgan

Associate Editor – Janet Karn

About Us

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.   

Upcoming Forum Events you might be interested in….


Friday 20th October

Meeting: 9.30am in Tredegar Library

Saturday 21st October

Heritage Day

This is a combined event between Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum and

Tredegar History and Archive Society.

Tickets are £10 and can be bought from Tredegar Museum and Forum MembersThe cost includes a buffet lunch.


Thursday 9th November

Monthly Talk

Food Adventure – Local Food

Speaker: Carol Adams

14.30 – 15.30

Free event-Everyone welcome

Commemorative Plaques

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

Daniel Gooch

Plaque mounted in the Railway Tavern, Sirhowy

daniel gooch

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



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