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Friday 20th December

MeetingTredegar Library

11.00 – 12.00 noon

All are welcome

Friday 20th December

Christmas Lunch in the Miners’ Room

Bedwellty House

12.00 for 12.30

Seating for 25 – 18 tickets sold

The Miners’ Room seats 25 people comfortably and bedwellty House are offering very nice menu choices. If you would like to join us, buy a ticket by clicking below or through our Online Shop page. Don’t forget to add your meal choices to your order.

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  1. Spiced Pork Terrine with Port and Cranberries, served on toasted ciabatta with chutney (GF)
  2. Marinated Garlic & Herb Butterfly Prawns (GF)
    Leek & Potato Soup (GF)
  3. Roasted Chicken Tikka Fillet Skewers with sour cream compliment
  4. Fruit Juice (V,Ve,GF)
  5. Vegetable Crudités served with sourdough and tomato & red pepper compliment (V,Ve,GF)


  1. Traditional Roast Turkey served with homemade roast potatoes, pigs in blankets and seasonal vegetables (GF)
  2. Slow Roasted Beef served with homemade Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables (GF)
  3. Luxury Nut Roast with Cranberry and Cashew Nuts served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables (V,Ve,GF)
  4. Mushroom, Cranberry & Brie Wellington served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables (V)
  5. Portobello Mushroom, Sweet Potato and Stout Open Tart (V,Ve,GF)


  1. Traditional Christmas Pudding with warm brandy sauce (V,Ve,GF)
  2. Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake
  3. Blackcurrant & Prosecco Cheesecake (V,GF)
  4. Golden Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart (V,Ve – GF variation available)
  5. Cheeseboard


Thursday 9th January 

Introduction to Blaenau Gwent

Talk – Bedwellty House, Tredegar

Friday 17th January

Meeting – Tredegar Library

10.00am – 11.ooam

All are welcome


2nd Thursday each month at 2.00pm

Bedwellty House

Next year our Talks Programme will focus on the discovering aspects of Blaenau Gwent. An overview and focus on six key areas will form the basis of these talks and these are listed below.

This event is still being planned and our speakers are currently being booked. It is therefore possible that a few small changes might still take place.

Discover Blaenau Gwent

Thursday 9th January

An Introduction to Blaenau Gwent

Speaker: tbc

Thursday 13th February

 Abertillery and Llanhilleth

Speaker: Kerry Livesey

Thursday 12th March

Unexpected Buildings in Brynmawr

Speaker: Eifion Lloyd Davies


Nantyglo and Blaina

Speaker: (tbc)

Thursday 14th May

Beaufort and Rassau

Speaker: Rodger Burchell

Thursday 11th June

Ebbw Vale and Cwm

Speaker: tbc

Thursday 9th July

Tredegar and Sirhowy

Speaker: tbc

August – No talk



Thursday 10th September


Speaker: tbc

Thursday 8th October


Speaker: Martyn Morgan Jones

Thursday 12th November

Talk tbc

Speaker: tbc

December – no talk

Trip – May 2020                                                                         

We are currently in the process of organising a coach trip to Senghenydd Mining Memorial and Garden and Llancaiach Fawr Manor. New details are being added almost daily, so please call back if you are interested in joining us.

© With thanks to David Bowen for this picture. 

Click on the image to go to the Aber Valley Heritage Group website.

Senghenydd Colliery Disaster 1913

At 8.00am on Tuesday 14 October 1913 a huge explosion rocked the small  town of Senghenydd, to the north of Caerphilly. It came from the coal mine belonging to the Universal Colliery.

This explosion, and subsequent release of poisonous gas, killed 439 miners, (both men and boys) making the Senghenydd pit disaster the most lethal and tragic mining disaster in British history.

© Sourced from the Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales online catalogue

Click on the image to go to the Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales online catalogue

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Built in 1550 for Dafydd ap Richard, Llancaiach Fawr was designed to be easily defended during the turbulent reigns of Tudor kings and queens. It is one of the finest examples of a semi-fortified manor house in Wales today.

It has been  restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645 and all of the furnishings in the rooms are accurate reproductions of items from the time of the Prichard’s in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Nye Bevan and his Legacy

Would you like to take part in our online survey?

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council would welcome your thoughts and ideas as to how Aneurin Bevan’s legacy can be marked in the area he represented. The information you provide will be anonymous unless you choose to include your contact information at the end of the survey.


If you would like to contact somebody about this project then please email


3rd Friday each month at 10.00am

Tredegar Library


Heritage Day 2019


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WW1 Commemoration Days

2014 and 2015

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