Journals - Editions 11-21

A fascinating read for £2.50 per journal

The first 21 editions of the journal are packed with relevant and interesting articles which cover a wide variety of topics.

Produced under the editorship of the late Peter Morgan Jones they are all available for download.

Issue 11

The Brecon Canal, Two Hundred Years of HistoryEditorial

The Birth of RhymneyDr. Colin Morgan.

Rhymney’s Egyptian FurnacesEditorial.

“While Shepherds Watched…”Jeff Darkins.

Crawshay BaileyT. Eric Davies.

Beaufort Water TunnelEditorial.

Jack The FiferJohn Morgan

“Murderville”Eifion Lloyd Davies

Tredegar’s Jewish CommunityGeorge Derrick


Going To The Pictures

Brynmawr’s “Gwalia” Boot Factory

A Local Tragedy

The Patches

The Sirhowy Tramroad.

Robert Thomson Crawshay of Cyfartha.


The Great Unrest John Morgan

Immigration into Blaenau GwentEifion Lloyd Davies

The Perfect StormPeter Morgan Jones

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Issue 12

A Local HeroNorman Griffiths

Keeping your eyes openEifion Lloyd Davies

Ty Trist Colliery, TredegarEditor 

Forgotten VoicesNathan Alexander Matthews

Blaen Onneu Cairnfield – Editor 

Forgotten RailwaysPaul Crawley

Hill’s Tramroad, Pwll DduEditor 

The Rhymney Truck Act Case of 1886 – Dr. Colin Morgan/ Eifion Lloyd Davies etc.

Bring Back The StocksEditor 

Cefn Golau Cholera Cemetery – Dr. Colin Morgan

Ebbw Vale Steel Works – Editor 

Ebbw Vale Garden FestivalEditor

Rhys Davies & The American Connection Peter Morgan Jones

The 1849 Californian Gold Rush

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Issue 13


Forging Iron

The Curse of Cholera

A Rhymney Bridge Level

Crickhowell & Industry

Saints’ Day

Memories of 1930’s Tredegar – George Derrick.

Usk Vale & Glanusk Park.

Glimpses from the past –  Howard Robinson.

Brecon Boat

Ebbw Vale Office Staff

Nantyglo Housing

John Jones (Mathetes) –  Jeff Darkins

Pages from Rhymney’s Penuel Register – Jeff Darkins.

Rhymney Tennis Club in the 1920’s  – Dr. Colin Morgan.

Cold, Colder, Coldest –  Peter Morgan Jones.

Sirhowy in 1932  – Evan Powell


Street Singers of 1926 – W. Irving Davies

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Issue 14

Tretower in the Early 19th CenturyEditorial

Rhymney’s “Cant Jazz Band’Dr. Colin Morgan.

Walter ConwayEditorial

Bedwellty Workhouse StoneEditorial

Beaufort Pit GirlsEditorial.

Polished Brass – Iwan Fox

Blaenavon’s ‘White Horse’ – Nathan Alexander Matthews

Nine Arches – Editorial

Beaufort Brickyard WorkersEditorial

Mauled by a Bear – Brynmawr Museum

Putting in Coal – Editorial

The Celtic Myth – Peter Morgan Jones

Quoits in BrynmawrEifion Lloyd Davies.

The Princetown Hoard Affair – Peter Morgan Jones

Heritage Forum Plaques Editorial

SUPPLEMENTEarly Ironworks – T. Eric Davies

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Issue 15


“Poor Bloody Infantry”–  John Llewellyn Davies

A Selective History – Colin Morgan

The Rhys Davies Puzzle – Nathan V.Madison & P.M.Jones

The 19th Century Merthyr-Brecon Road – Edit 1

Lady Llanover–Tyrant or Patriot?Peter Morgan Jones.

Rhymney’s ‘Egyptian’ Furnaces – Edit.

Rhymney Heritage Walk & Drive – Dr. Colin Morgan & David Ralph Williams.

Edit 30. ‘PuddlerJim’Dr. Colin Morgan  

Joseph Parry – Kenneth Bryant

Pen Bryn Oer Crash SiteWayne Morris

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Issue 16


Ebbw Vale’s 1914-18 Home GuardReverend Evan Price

A Ridge Too Far – Ralph James

A Collier’s Tribute – David Ralph Williams

Shrapnel & Surgery – The Williams’ Family

A Mametz Memorial – John Oxenham

Never So Innocent Again – Editor

My Dad, The Soldier – Haydn Davies

An Old Soldier Remembers – Richard Davies

Father & Son Together – Harry Pritchard

John Henry Williams VC – Editor

The Cobbler & His Shop – Howard Robinson

Brynmawr Market Hall – Eifion Lloyd Davies

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Issue 17


Beaufort Orchestral Society – Editor 

A Military Family – Haydn Ll. Davies

A Remnant of ‘The Mons’ – A. Davies

Keeper’s or Keeper Pond?  – Photograph

Memories of Ty Trist Colliery – Derek Ll.Harding

Number Nine Colliery – Photograph

Punchin Brynmawr – Eifion Lloyd Davies

The End Of Local Rail – Gordon Hayward

1865 Bedwellty Pits Disaster – Editor

Thinking of A Coach Trip? – Harry Pritchard

Where are these houses? – Photograph

A Tredegar Connection – Peter Morgan Jones

Pont Gwaith yr Haearn – Frank Olding

The Gilbern Car – Martyn Morgan Jones

A Ridge Too Far – Ralph James

Heritage Forum Web-Site – Information

Issue 18


Troedrhiwgwair, Armageddon and All That – Brian Gardner

Welsh Women In Industry During WW2Janet Hicks 

What Lies Beneath The Waters? Peter Morgan Jones 

Celebration of the Welsh in Patagonia – Dr. Colin Morgan

Ivor Bulmer Thomas and Llangua ChurchKen Palmer 

The Brynbach Plaque – Editor 

Safeguard Lodge No. 365Greg David 

Education in 1842Editor 

The Hounds of HellDavid Morgan 

The Hafod StonesNicholas Beswick & Eifion Lloyd Davies

2015 WW1 Commemoration DayEditor

Issue 19


The Swidenbanks at Tredegar – David Swidenbank

Furnace Slag, Rivers & Made Ground – Editor

Sea Cadets at Abertillery – Meg Gurney

Icehouses – Rackham & Others 

Believe it or Not – George Derrick

A 1977 Jubilee Street Party – Howard Robinson

Masters & Men – Rhys Davies

Odd Expressions – Editor

Dating a Listed Farmhouse – Ken Palmer

SUPPLEMENT – Peter Morgan Jones

World Wide Wales

Welsh Love Spoons

Welsh Music

Welsh Bards

The Welsh Language

Lady Llanover

Marcher Lords

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Issue 20

Editorial – Forum

The ‘3rd Mons’ Stone – Forum

‘Ty Sara’ – Pearl G. Jones

Quaker Influences at Brynmawr – Pearl G. Jones

Recollections of Agnes Jones – Barrie Davies

‘The Spaniard’ – Archive Group

Sir Richard Colt Hoare – Peter Morgan Jones

A Tour of Blaenau Gwent, 1799 – Peter Morgan Jones

Welsh Bards – Artsmagic

Lady Llanover – Artsmagic

Carreg Waun Llech – Forum

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