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Abersychan and Garndiffaith Local History Group

About Us

Formation

Abersychan & Garndiffaith Local History Group was formed in 1994 following a public meeting. It was called a group because we did not have a retired vicar and a retired headteacher to justify being called a society. Anyway, society would be too 'posh' for a valley mining area such as ours.

When and where we meet?

All meetings are held on the last Monday of the month, except when that Monday is a Bank Holiday when it changes to the previous Monday. The venue is the Veg Box building, Gelli Rhiwy Road, Garndiffaith, commencing at 7.00 pm. Newcomers are very welcome to attend. Membership is £5.00.

Welcome to our Website

This web site is aimed at members, local communities, and the descendants of the many people from this area who live all over the world. Examples of what you can find on this website are:

  • Description and location of our area
  • Agricultural History
  • Industrial History
  • Publications
  • Help on Family History
  • Membership details and our programme for the year.

We hope you enjoy your visit to this historic industrial area situated in the most eastern valley of the South Wales Coalfield, Wales, United Kingdom.


Last Modified on: 05-11-2015

Forthcoming Events

Christmas at Cwmbran Centre

Date:
29/11/2018 - 24/12/2018
Description:
´╗┐This year, Cwmbran Centre customers can expect a festive period like never before. The Centre is being transformed into a unique magical winter wonderland which will play host to a whole range of festive fun for the whole family.

Dick Whittington meets Puss in Boots

Date:
14 - 24/12/2018
Description:
Rainbow Valley Productions are bringing two legendary heroes together in one spectacular pantomime packed with songs, dancing and comedy ... Dick Whittington meets Puss in Boots

Santa Specials @ Blaenavon Heritage Railway

Date:
15 - 16/12/2018
Description:
You will enjoy a train ride to Blaenavon High Level, where, next to a roaring fire, you will meet the big man himself in the station grotto! As well as the opportunity to meet with Santa, each child will receive an age appropriate gift.

Father Christmas Grotto at Blaenavon Ironworks

Date:
15 - 16/12/2018
Description:
Come and see Father Christmas in our grotto at the Ironworks this Christmas - and make unique memories for the whole family!English and Welsh sessions available.
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