A rewarding partnership

Troedyrhiw has been extremely fortunate in attracting the support of Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust in planning a programme of heritage related activities linked to an historic and sensitive part of our village. This will be launched later in the year and will involve young people from Troedyrhiw, working in partnership with Friends of Saron and Jan Bailey,  the Trust’s Youth Engagement Officer. Jan has made a number of visits to the village and has met with all interested parties. Her final proposals should be ready for presentation to residents at the Friends of Saron AGM on 12th April. Full details of this meeting can be found in the What’s On section of this blog.

Outline proposals include the following:-

Research and Surveying

Surveying

It is hoped that one group of young people will carry out research into the history of the former Saron Chapel and its surviving graveyard and will then carry out a detailed survey of the graveyard.

We would like to know the views of residents on these proposals so please come to the Friends of Saron AGM on 12th April. Full details of this meeting can be found in the Latest News section of this blog.

Research and a Heritage Mural

Mural painting

It is proposed that another group of Troedyrhiw youngsters will, after carrying out their own research and with professional support, create a mural on the concrete fence which forms the boundary of Saron Graveyard in the Chapel Street/footpath corner. The mural could take the form of an historical ‘time-line’ and might have some similarities to the mural at the front of the Willows Centre, Troedyrhiw (although, of course, the content, palette of colours etc have yet to be decided).

Part of a heritage mural created by boys and girls from the Willows Youth Group, Troedyrhiw.

Part of a heritage mural created by boys and girls from the Willows Youth Group, Troedyrhiw.

We would like to know the views of residents on these proposals so please come to the Friends of Saron AGM on 12th April. Full details of this meeting can be found in the Latest News section of this blog.

Research and Creative Work

A further group of  our young people  will be engaged on research which could lead to a variety of  activities  including  the creation of written, visual, drama based outcomes etc.

SchoolClassroom

We would like to know the views of residents on these proposals so please come to the Friends of Saron AGM on 12th April. Full details of this meeting can be found in the Latest News section of this blog.

Volunteer Work

As residents will be aware Friends of Saron and other volunteers have made a small start towards transforming the interior of the Saron site into our vision of creating Saron Memorial and  Wildlife Garden. This will continue as and when the weather and availability of volunteers permit (see details for the next Volunteer Day in the Latest News section of this blog).

DSC_0373Jan Bailey of the Archaeological Trust has proposed that a start be made on exposing and levelling the ‘footprint’ of the chapel buildings for its historical significance and as a first step in the creation of a formal garden area.

We would like to know the views of residents on these proposals so please come to the Friends of Saron AGM on 12th April. Full details of this meeting can be found in the Latest News section of this blog.

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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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