Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum

Fforwm Treftadaeth Blaenau Gwent

BGHF – Keeping Welsh History Alive


 Est 2008

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Blaenau Gwent

Blaenau Gwent and its surrounding area is well-known for being at the forefront of the industrial revolution in the 19th century. It is also   a county rich with historic buildings, ancient monuments and important heritage sites, set against the backdrop of very attractive  landscapes. 

Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum is a non-profit-making group concerned with preserving this area’s  rich history and heritage. 

Blaenau Gwent and its surrounding area is well-known for being at the forefront of the industrial revolution in the 19th century. It is also   a county rich with historic buildings, ancient monuments and important heritage sites, set against the backdrop of very attractive  landscapes. 

Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum is a non-profit-making group concerned with preserving this area’s  rich history and heritage. 

June Meeting

Friday 15th June

Tredegar Library, 10.00-11.00


All welcome

USA Premiere 

People from both Tredegar, Richmond and Tredegar, South Wales, have worked collaboratively with Cymru Creations to bring about this film. 


Forum members, (late) Peter Morgan Jones and Ralph James, together with historian Nathan Madison, Kevin and Richard (Cymru Creations) were instrumental in bringing this fascinating story to life. 

How the Welsh Changed the World

A Tale of two Tredegars

£10 

Click here to Buy DVD

Interested? Take a look at the trailer…

June Talk

Journal 22

 £2.50

Under the new editorship of Dr Colin Morgan, our latest journal, issue 22, has just been published.

It contains a variety of subject matter, covering a wide area which makes it a very interesting read.


Click here to download…

The Street at the Top of a Mountain

£10

A Memoir of a Welsh Childhood

Derek J. Southall


Buy book

To find out more about this memoir set in a closely knit community on a mountain above the  industrial town of Tredegar in south Wales in a time before most modern  day conveniences … 

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Bank Holiday Heritage Walk

Heritage Walks

30th May 2018

Guided Walk

Blaenavon World Heritage Site – Iron Mountain Trail (part 1)

More details…

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Bevan Festival

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

Aneurin Bevan

Photo kindly provided by Mrs Aston

Bevan Day – Saturday 1st July

70 years ago, Nye Bevan created the National Health Service.

Aneurin Bevan was born and brought up in Tredegar and, this year, the town will be celebrating his legacy during a week of celebrations leading up to the BEVAN DAY.

We  are planning on having a stall at this event (tbc) so come along and meet us there.


Find out more…

Bevan’s Tredegar DVD

£10

 Click here to buy DVD

Aneurin Bevan Booklet

Aneurin Bevan Memorial Stones, Waun-y-Pound

Can we keep in touch?

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It is a way of keeping you up to date with all of our forthcoming talks, meetings and events.

There is no charge to sign up and our contact with you is to simply advertise our upcoming talks and events. Sometimes, we also advertise local heritage events, planned by others.

You can easily UNSUBSCRIBE from this list at any time.

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Save the Date!

Saturday 20th October

HERITAGE DAY 2018

Venue: Ty Ebbw Fach, Six Bells

£15

Ticket price includes a buffet lunch

Speakers

Women in WW2Peter Strong

Minnie PallisterAlan Burge (tbc)

Suffragettes and Winning the Vote for Women – Dr Elin Jones

Marie Stopes – David Llewellyn

Celebrating 100 years since women won the vote

We have a full and varied programme looking at the important roles women have played throughout the years.

Ty Ebbw Fach is situated within walking distance of Guardian.

This refurbished former Coaching Inn offers a relaxed atmosphere with good quality food and refreshments. 


Aerial View of Blaenau Gwent 

© This photo is reproduced here with the kind permission of Brian Hillier

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You might be interested in downloading some of our publications:

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Journals – Contents for editions 1-10,

Journals – Contents for editions 11-21

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Contacts

General enquiries: chairmanbghf@gmail.com

Journal enquiries: colin.morgan879@btinternet.com

Website enquiries: carolyngarden9@gmail.com

Website design and admin: Carolyn Jones