“It’s our history and it means a lot to us.”

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.”

Saron Chapel, 1835, demolished

Saron Chapel, 1835. Demolished.

Carmel Chapel, 1852. In use.

Carmel Chapel, 1852. In use.

English Wesleyan, 1852. Closed.

English Wesleyan, 1852. Closed.

St john's Church, 1852. in use.

St John’s Church, 1852. In use.

Nazareth Chapel, 1858. Closed.

Nazareth Chapel, 1858. Closed.

Mount Zion Chapel, 1871. Demolished.

Mount Zion Chapel, 1871. Demolished.

Bethel Chapel, 1890. Closed

Bethel Chapel, 1890. Closed

Tabernacle Chapel, 1895. Closed.

Tabernacle Chapel, 1895. Closed.

Welsh Church (St David's?). 1915? Demolished

Welsh Church (St David’s?). 1915? Demolished

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.

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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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