OUR ANCESTORS ARE SPEAKING TO US BUT ARE WE LISTENING?

The historic graveyard of the former Saron Chapel, Troedyrhiw allows those who have gone before us in our village to speak to us. A careful examination of the memorial inscriptions can tell us a great deal about how and when they lived. Look at the following list of occupations, for example, and try to find them in the photographs. What were their names? When did they die? Which jobs are familiar and which unfamiliar?

SADDLER, MECHANIC, FARRIER, CARPENTER (SAER), WIFE OF FOUNDER,PUBLICAN, RAILMAN, MINISTER OF CHAPEL, WIFE OF MINISTER, CORDWAINER, BUTCHER, STOKER, MASON,CHEMIST, COAL MINER  who died in a colliery accident (ddamwain y lofa)

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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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