Annual General Meeting of Friends of Saron

The fourth AGM of Friends of Saron took place on Friday 12th April at the Scout Hall, Bridge Street, Troedyrhiw.

This was an extremely successful event and the main items covered were:-

  1. A report on the progress of the project over the past year. Visitors to this blog will find that this information is logged in the Latest News and What’s On sections.
  2. Outlining our focus on repairing the collapsed retaining wall in the SW corner of the graveyard. Friends of Saron regard this as an urgent necessity which will restore a safe and secure boundary to the site allowing internal improvements to go forward at a steady pace. A fully costed proposal has been presented to the leaseholder by Huw Lewis on our behalf and we are awaiting their response.
  3. A presentation by Community Archaeologist, Jan Bailey on the youth engagement programme which she has already begun working on with Troedyrhiw Scouts, Willows Youth Club and Troedyrhiw Primary School. This is an exciting development which will not only give this project an enormous boost, but will also provides younger members of the community with the opportunity to explore their heritage and learn to value and respect an important, historic and sensitive part of their village.
Jan Bailey of Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust addresses the meeting.

Jan Bailey of Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust addresses the meeting.

At the end of the meeting some of those attending remain to have a chat

At the end of the meeting some of those attending remain to have a chat

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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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