Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum

Fforwm 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.   

Contact us





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


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

What’s On

Share Your NHS Story

NHS at 70 - From Cradle to GraveClick on image to enlarge

NHS at 70 is creating the first shared social history of the NHS  to mark the 70th anniversary in 2018.

Would you like to be involved in this project?

The project team are collecting memorabilia and stories from the South Wales area and are looking for volunteers  who have a story they would like to share to take part. Whatever story you have, they would love to hear it.

Click on the link below to take you to our ‘Whats On’ page where you’ll find more details. (If you are viewing on a mobile you will need to scroll through our Upcoming Talks and Meetings to get to the NHS section)

Find out more…..

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