Norway based researcher Dr. Bruce Tocher has written to our Forum asking if, through us, he can reach out to anyone who lives in our local area and ask whether they might be interested in a WW11 project he is working on. This project involves a young Welsh soldier from the Brynmawr/Beaufort area who lost…Details
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…Details
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
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…Details
On the 28th June 1960 an underground explosion at Six Bells Colliery killed 45 miners. The mine is now the site of the Guardian memorial designed by Sebastian Boyesen designed to primarily honour those who died in the disaster. Image: Carolyn Jones
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…Details
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