Troedyrhiw once had as many as nine places of worship. Only two still hold services, three have been demolished and the remainder, in various states of repair, remind us how important chapels once were in our valleys communities.
Welsh minister Tudur Dylan has said “What some people don’t understand is that there is history behind every chapel. Just because it’s not famous doesn’t mean it’s not important. It’s our history and means a lot to us.”
Friends of Saron is a non religious group dedicated to rescuing the only graveyard in the village from the effects of many years of neglect.