An important part of the history of our village

The latest meeting of Troed-y-rhiw Local History Forum, held last Thursday, was fortunate in having as guest speaker Steve Brewer, notable local historian and author of ‘The Chapels of Merthyr Tydfil’. He gave an interesting and entertaining talk on the chapels of Troed-y-rhiw and surrounding villages explaining how, within the different denominations, each ‘cause’ was established and something of its history. Although congregations and buildings are now in decline it cannot be forgotten that our chapels played a significant role in the cultural, political and social as well as the religious life of our local communities over a very long period.

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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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