Fifty current and former residents of the village attended a very successful first meeting of Troed-y-rhiw Local History Forum at Carmel Chapel last Thursday. They learned that the group aims to collect, share, understand, enjoy and preserve all aspects of our local history.
Professor E. Wyn James, originally from Troed-y-rhiw, presented some of the fascinating results of his research into the activities of a notable family who were active in the village from the mid nineteenth century until fairly recent times. The Jones ‘Canton’ family ran a wide ranging business which, from the 1870’s until WW1, included a printing press. Only a fraction of the output of this press survives and this includes some 50 ballad sheets, mainly in Welsh with a few having an English content. These illustrate one way in which news and entertainment was obtained before the advent of the mass media. Follow this link for more detail:-
The meeting expressed its thanks to Professor James for his thoroughly enjoyable talk and much positive feedback has been received in informal discussion at the end of this event and since.
We look forward to welcoming you to the next meeting which is detailed below:-
MEETING 2. Thursday 24 November 2016, 7.00pm at Carmel Chapel, Wyndham street, Troed-y-rhiw.
‘Bygone Troed-y-rhiw : Places and People through old Photographs’ – David Collier