Renovation of number 10 the Circle, Tredegar

The birthplace of the NHS in Tredegar has been revitalised as a community hub. Number 10, The Circle has been renovated thanks to the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns programme. The historic building was once home to the Tredegar Medical Aid Society, used as the blueprint for the creation of the National Health Service in 1948…

History of Blaenau Gwent Project

A Tredegar based film company has launched a project highlighting the importance of historical sites across Blaenau Gwent. ‘Cymru Creations’ has released more than 30 short films focussing on historical locations throughout the borough and produced with the aim of educating locals on the diverse history that surrounds them. Image: Kevin Phillips

Colour from Six Bells Coal Mine

An exciting new regeneration scheme for Six Bells is due to go ahead ASAP. Visual artist Onya McCausland has brought her ‘Colour from the Mines’ project to Blaenau Gwent. Left over waste from the Six Bells coal mine is being recycled as pigment and used to create a number of special ochre paints that are unique…

Discovery of Neolithic Site in Cwmcelyn Valley

A new Neolithic discovery has just been made in the Cwmcelyn valley in Blaenau Gwent. Ancient cairns, used to bury Neolithic tribes people over 4,500 years ago, were found near the Milfraen mountainside overlooking Blaina by the Aberystruth Archaeological Society last month. This find is the latest in a string of discoveries made by the…