Can you help?

Friends of Saron are keen to add to our understanding of the history of Saron Chapel, Troedyrhiw. Our intention is to document this as accurately as possible and place it on this blog. Please get in touch with us if you have anything to add to this material or you are able to correct any errors which we have made.

Our current work includes an attempt to create an accurate floor plan of the chapel. You will find a first draft below:-

Click on image to enlarge

Click on image to enlarge

This plan has been arrived at as a result of our efforts to reconcile the limited amount of (often conflicting) evidence which is available from a rough survey conducted in the 1970’s, measurements made of the surviving ‘footprint’ of the demolished chapel and photographs of the chapel . In common with most Welsh chapels very few photographs of the interior of Saron chapel exist. A few of those we have are shown below. We would be very interested in acquiring some more.

Saron interior 1930's

Saron interior 1930’s

View from pulpit end along one aisle towards main entrance end of chapel

View from pulpit end along one aisle towards main entrance end of chapel

View showing organ pipes and wall plaque memorials to early ministers

View showing organ pipes and wall plaque memorials to early ministers

Organ console with pulpit rostrum in background 1990 approx.

Organ console with pulpit rostrum in background 1990 approx.

If you have any personal or family recollections about Saron Chapel or documents, photographs etc that you think we might be interested in then please contact us at friendsofsaron@gmail.com or on 01623477141.

Many thanks

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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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