Originally from North Wales Eifion moved to Brynmawr in the early 70s. He is passionate about local history, particularly relating to Brynmawr and the surrounding area. He is currently president of Nant-y-glô and Blaina Charter Group and Secretary to Brynmawr Historical Society.
Janet worked as a librarian for Tredegar library and Local Studies Librarian for Blaenau Gwent. Since leaving Blaenau Gwent she has been employed by Monmouthshire County Council. Janet is particularly interested in genealogical research and has her own business where she may be hired to research family history.
Colin was born in Rhymney and is a graduate of Aberystwyth, Cardiff and the Open University. Since retiring from university teaching he has pursued his passion for the local histories of Blaenau Gwent and for the Welsh language by way of translating 19th and early 20th century Eisteddfod Welsh history essays dealing with Gwent.
View list of Colin’s articles and publications for BGHF – Colin-Morgan
Martyn became involved with the Forum thanks to his late father, Peter Morgan Jones. His infectious enthusiasm for all aspects of history, especially regarding the area in which he lived rubbed off on him. Plus, as a Tredegar boy, with a great affection for the Valleys he wanted to maintain links with his hometown. He has a passion for the wonderful and significant industrial history and archaeology of the Blaenau Gwent area.
Carolyn lived and worked as a Literacy teacher/advisor for pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties in Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire. Since retiring, she has focused on her interests of walking and local history. She has developed the website to make the work of Forum members easily accessible to the public and to have all the information regarding the Forum’s activities in one place.