Recent Visitors to Saron Graveyard

Visitors with Troedyrhiw roots visit Saron graveyard.

Visitors with Troedyrhiw roots in Saron graveyard.

Last week Friends of Saron were extremely pleased to be able to show some visitors to Troedyrhiw the progress which the Saron project has made so far and to explain the problems which still lie ahead.

The photograph shows (left to right) Alan Rose and his wife Ailsa from Derbyshire and her two cousins Anne Reed of Merthyr and Robert Jones from Aberfan.

Ailsa, Anne and Robert all have strong links to Troedyrhiw and were able to provide some fascinating information about the history of their family and the village. This can be viewed in the Genealogy section of History and Heritage on this blog.

Anne commented: ‘Thanks for the ‘tour’ ; fascinating to be in that place again after all the years …….. sad to see the neglect ……… but so impressed by the hard work being done to save it’.

Ailsa has written: ‘Thank you very much for organising our visit to Saron. We were so pleased to be able to see the grave of my great grandparents and other family members. It was also lovely to meet Sheila and Nicola of Friends of Saron. This is certainly a big project but it’s amazing what you have done already’.

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About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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