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This community project needs a bit more help

As a group of community volunteers with no religious, political or other affiliations we have been working hard to rescue the graveyard of the former Saron Chapel in Troedyrhiw from the effects of many years of neglect. We are extremely grateful to the landowner and leaseholder for making it possible for urgently necessary structural work to be carried out in the near future. Our small but dedicated team have made significant improvements to the condition of the site but there is much still to be done. We are now appealing to individual members of the community, organisations and local businesses to actively support us in any way that you can so that our vision of creating a low maintenance memorial and wildlife garden can be achieved within a reasonable timescale. So why not come along to our next committee meeting on 30 May or pop in to our next Volunteer Day on 01 June? You can be sure of receiving a warm reception. You might like to contact us by email at friendsofsaron@gmail.com or call us on 01623477141.


Friends of Saron AGM

Friends of Saron held their Annual General Meeting last Friday at the Willows Centre, Troedyrhiw. The bad weather limited the number attending but this was a very positive meeting. The main points of discussion arose from the welcome news that urgently necessary structural work will soon be carried out on a retaining wall at the expense of the leaseholder. It was strongly felt that the project needs greater support from the community to achieve its goal of creating a low maintenance memorial and wildlife garden on the Saron site. Much time and energy and a certain amount of money have been invested in the restoration programme – but this will count for nought unless the local community values the graveyard as an asset.

Full minutes of this AGM will, in due course, be posted in the ‘Documents’ section of the Friends of Saron blog at  https://friendsofsaron.wordpress.com/  (access from the foot of the home page).

Volunteer Day Washout. Let’s hope for better luck next time!

Many thanks to the volunteers of Saron Graveyard Project, Troedyrhiw who had made themselves available for last Saturday’s Volunteer Day only for it to be cancelled due to the bad weather. This is only the second time since the project began that this has been necessary. A quick look into the graveyard recently showed that many of the plants that we have put in are doing well but so, unfortunately, are the weeds! We would like to see as many helpers and supporters as possible at our next scheduled session on Saturday 1st June.

Can you support this community venture?

Please think about coming to see what is going on at Saron Graveyard, Chapel Street, Troedyrhiw on our next VOLUNTEER DAY. You might even decide to stay for a short while and give us a hand. You can be sure of a warm welcome on SATURDAY 27 APRIL from 10.00am.


At a recent Volunteer day held in the graveyard the programme of maintenance and restoration work moved forward another step or two as the images show.

We now need to recruit more volunteers to ensure that the interior of this historically important site is returned to a condition that makes it, once again, a community asset that we can all be proud of.

1. Volunteering is a very rewarding thing to do.
2. Gain confidence.
3. Make a difference.
4. Meet people.
5. Be part of a community.
6. Learn new skills.
7. Take on a challenge.
8. Have fun!

As a volunteer you will not be expected to be an expert. There is something for everyone however physically fit you are and however much time you wish to devote to the project.

a. Keep an eye on this page or on the Friends of Saron blog for Volunteer Day news (our next session will be on Saturday 27 April).
b. Just turn up at any time from 10.00am onwards to see what we are doing and maybe lend a hand.
c. Get in touch with us at friendsofsaron@gmail.com or ring 01623477141

We look forward to seeing or hearing from you.

Events for you to support

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Can you help this project?

Any help will be most welcome, and you will get a lot out of the experience too!

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What’s been going on in this project and what will happen next?

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Do you care about your village, its environment and its heritage? If so, then please come along and find out what this project is all about. A small group of enthusiastic volunteers has got us this far and we are now appealing for more interest and involvement from the community.

Many thanks from Friends of Saron, Troedyrhiw

Thanks for support
Very many thanks for all of the interest and support that this project has received in 2018. It now seems very likely that we will have good things to report on during the coming year. So please watch this space!


Saron on 1875 Map (1)

Why not pop in to lend a hand for an hour or two or just to see what is being done? You will be made most welcome.