Residents explore the history of the village

Those attending Troed-y-rhiw Local History Forum last week were treated to an excellent presentation by local historian Carl Llewellyn. He shared the results of his research into ‘Troedyrhiw Gleemen’ a successful singing group that were active, under various names, from the 1920’s up to WW2. The talk covered some of the personalities that were associated with the Gleemen; places where they had performed, including the Royal Yacht, and included historic film footage and sound recordings.

In addition to the talk a collection of interesting items brought in at previous meetings was on display. These included historic photographs of Troedyrhiw, the membership roll of Mount Zion Chapel 1886-1910, Mount Zion WW1 Roll of Honour.

A very enjoyable evening was had by all.


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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