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From building activity in 1852 to a 1952 centenary


1852 was a busy year for the construction of places of worship in Troedyrhiw. Saron Welsh Independent Chapel was being rebuilt on the same site as an earlier building in Chapel Street while Carmel Welsh Baptist Chapel was being erected in Wyndham Street and, on the other side of the valley, work on St. John’s Church was being completed.
The images are from a small booklet produced for the centenary celebrations in 1952 for St. John’s Church.

Commemorating the Centenary of the World War One Armistice

It’s pleasing to note that the forthcoming centenary of the WW1 armistice will not go unmarked in the Merthyr Borough. There seem to be a number of commemorative events planned by various organisations and groups. For example, Aberfan Library will be holding an exhibition from 11 October until 11 November entitled ‘Our Local Community Remembers’.
TROED-Y-RHIW LOCAL HISTORY FORUM will be holding two talks in the village:-

Thursday 18 October, 7.00pm at Carmel Chapel – ‘Troed-y-rhiw & the Great War’.

Thursday 15 November, 7.00pm at Carmel Chapel – ‘A Coal Community at War 1914-1919’
The Local History Forum is still keen to acquire copies of any WW1 related items that may have been passed down in families for inclusion in a possible ongoing project.
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Troed-y-rhiw & the Great War

Can you help us with information about those from Troed-y-rhiw who lost their lives in the First World War, served and survived or were affected in other ways?

Congratulations to Troedyrhiw Community Primary School

Primary S logo

2014 marked the centenary of the opening of the Archer Street building. One of the ways in which the school celebrated this was by producing a heritage display. Friends of Saron were pleased to provide historic images and information to support this venture.

Primary School Centenary Display

Primary School Centenary Display

We were delighted to learn that the the school has won a  prestigious Welsh Heritage Award for Schools for this display. This is a just reward for all of the effort put in by the young people and staff.

welsh heritage schools initiative

This initiative aims to encourage young people in Wales to ‘find out more about the wealth and diversity of their heritage and share their knowledge and understanding with their own communities and the wider world’. Well done to Troedyrhiw Community Primary School for doing just that!