A boost for the Saron Project

 

The Saron Graveyard Project received a tremendous boost on Saturday when over 40 people attended the unveiling of a heritage plaque at the graveyard. Residents, councillors, representatives of Merthyr Heritage Trust and Dawn Bowden AM were among those who watched the unveiling which was performed by Dr Hefin Jones, Chair of the Trust. Before this David Collier of Friends of Saron had thanked everyone present for their interest and support and the Heritage Trust for recognising the historical importance of this place by commissioning the plaque. Dr Jones spoke about the ways in which chapels such as Saron, Troedyrhiw had contributed to the development of a distinct valleys culture and society. He also touched on the attitude that our forbears had to death and the importance that they attached to respectful burial.

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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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