The next meeting of Troed-y-rhiw Local History Forum will be held next Thursday 15 November at Carmel Chapel in the village. The topic will be ‘A COAL COMMUNITY AT WAR 1914 – 1918.’ We are fortunate in having as our speaker for this event David Maddox OBE, Honorary Life Vice president WHSI.
Troed-y-rhiw Local History Forum are hosting two talks during the WW1 centenary period. The first, given recently, looked at some aspects of the impact that the War had on the village. Please make a note in your diaries of the second talk which will be delivered by DAVID MADDOX OBE who has intensively studied the effects of the Great War on our valleys communities. This is scheduled for CARMEL CHAPEL, TROEDYRHIW at 7.00pm on THURS 15 NOVEMBER. We hope to see you there.
TROED-Y-RHIW LOCAL HISTORY FORUM
At the usual venue of CARMEL CHAPEL in the village a new programme of talks begins at 7.00PM on THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER.
This will be the first of two talks scheduled to coincide with the period around the CENTENARY of the WORLD WAR ONE ARMISTICE.
The number of men who served means that there were few families in Britain that weren’t directly affected by the conflict and the effects on their communities and on the country as a whole were far reaching.
Using information obtained from a variety of sources including old newspapers, official records and personal items that have been passed down in families the speakers will explore THE IMPACT THAT THE GREAT WAR HAD ON TROED-Y-RHIW AND OTHER COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE SOUTH WALES COALFIELD.
We hope that you will be able to attend.
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?
At a well attended meeting of Troed-y-rhiw Local History Forum held at Carmel Chapel last Thursday members enjoyed an extremely interesting talk delivered by Clive Thomas. He spoke knowledgeably about some occupations that were once common in our valleys communities paying particular attention to the coal industry. Evidence gathered from an examination of monumental inscriptions in Saron Graveyard showed how the local population included cordwainers, saddlers, ironworkers, underground workers etc reinforcing our understanding of how difficult life was for many of our forebears. You are warmly invited to attend the next meeting which will be held at the same venue at 7.00pm on Thursday 22 March. Further details will be published later.
Thank you for your interest and support through 2017.
Let’s make 2018 an even better year for celebrating the local history and heritage of Troedyrhiw.
Wishing you all the best this holiday season and throughout the coming year.
Friends of Saron and Troedyrhiw Local History Forum will resume their activities in 2018.
Christmas cards with images of bygone Troedyrhiw are now on sale at Peter the Butcher and other outlets in the village. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Unfortunately, there will not be another meeting of Troed-y-rhiw Local History Forum before Christmas. Several meetings are, however, planned for the early part of 2018. Watch this space for further details.
Brian Barnett M.B.E. will be giving a talk at Carmel Chapel next Thursday 28 Sept at 7.00pm on ‘100 Years of The Willows’. You are warmly invited to attend.