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COVID-19 UPDATE

All of our events for 2020 have been cancelled.

However, I am leaving the information on our coach trip and Talks programme for your information because it is very likely that we will run these in 2021.

NOTICEBOARD

2020 MEETINGS DATES

Every Friday each month at 10.00am

Tredegar Library

March – Friday

April – Friday

May – Friday  AGM

June – Friday

July – Friday

August – Friday

September – Friday

October – Friday

November – Friday

December – Friday

Monthly Meeting – Tredegar Library

10.00am – 11.ooam

Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings and we always look forward to seeing new faces.

Heritage Day

THEMETRANSPORT

VENUE: Ty Ebbw Fach

DATE: October

COACH TRIP

Senghenydd Mining Memorial and Garden and Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Download trip details: click here… Trip Schedule


Your ticket includes: bus fare – morning tea/coffee and welsh-cakes – entry into Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Your ticket does not include: lunch or afternoon tea and cakes

© David Bowen 

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

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Click on the image to go to Llancaiach Fawr Manor website.

Senghenydd Colliery Disaster 1913 – Memorial Museum and Garden


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.

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.

© Image used with the kind permission of Gwyn Jenkins

2020 HERITAGE TALKS PROGRAMME

The Rich History of Blaenau Gwent

Bedwellty House

2nd Thursday each month at 2.00pm

Morgan Street, Tredegar, NP22 3XN

Bedwellty House, Tredegar

In our Talks Programme this year we will be exploring the rich and varied history of Blaenau Gwent. The dates for our talks are listed below so come along and join us. As well as here on our website, all of our talks are advertised on our facebook page and in Bedwellty House.

 Download the complete TALK list


Click on the link below to download the complete list. Please be aware that the dates won’t change but the order of speakers could do so, and this download list might not be updated as quickly as the website. If there is a discrepancy the website dates will be correct.


Click here to download – Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum Talks 2020

Aerial Photos of Blaenau Gwent

To link in with our talks this year, and to help give an overview of the landscape of BLAENAU GWENT, I am adding some aerial images … see below.

We are very grateful to Richard Whitcombe, Bill Hillier, Gwyn Jenkins and Mike Williams for their generosity in allowing us to use their photos on this page. We would definitely recommend searching out more of their work, as between them, they have produced a wealth of fascinating and informative ‘bird’s eye’ images of the locality.


Follow the links below to look at their websites

Bill Hillier –Website:  WALES FROM ABOVE 

Gwyn Jenkins – Facebook page: GWYN’S NOW AND THEN AERIAL PHOTOS 

Richard WhitcombeFacebook group (private): Ebbw Vale PAST and PRESENT

Mike Williams – Facebook Page: BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF TREDEGAR


Please click on the individual images below to enlarge them

Aerial View of Blaenau Gwent

Blaenau Gwent

©  Bill Hillier

Thursday – January

An Overview of the Rich History of Blaenau Gwent

Speaker: Frank Olding

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Brynmawr

© Bill Hillier

Thursday – February

Unexpected Buildings in Brynmawr

Speaker: Eifion Lloyd Davies

Abertillery - Bill Hillier

Abertillery

©Bill Hillier

Thursday – March

Abertillery

Speaker: David Llewellyn

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Blaina, Cwmcelyn and Nantyglo

©Bill Hillier

Thursday – April

Nantyglo and Blaina

Speaker: Steve Jones

Beaufort

Beaufort

© Richard Whitcombe

Thursday – May

Beaufort and Rassau

Speaker: Rodger Burchell

Tredegar town clock

Tredegar

© Mike Williams

Thursday – June

Tredegar and Sirhowy

Speaker: tbc

Thursday – July

Trefil

Speaker: Alyson Tippings

Bryn Bach Park

Parc Bryn Bach

© Richard Whitcombe

August

No Talk

Ebbw Vale

Ebbw Vale

© Richard Whitcombe

Thursday – September

Ebbw Vale and Surrounding Farms

Speaker: Rodger Burchell

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Cwm

© Richard Whitcombe

Thursday – October

Cwm

Speaker: Martyn Morgan Jones

Bedwellty House

Bedwellty House

© Gwyn Jenkins

Thursday – November

The History of Bedwellty House

Speaker: Idris Powers

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Guardian and Six Bells

© Bill Hillier

December

No Talk

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.

Share your ideas


If you would like to contact somebody about this project then please email
kim@kimcolebrook.com.