Swansea Valley History Society WW1 Exhibition

Swansea Valley History Society is currently staging an exhibition at Pontardawe library commemorating the WW1 centenary. The exhibit will be moving to the Pontardawe Arts Centre in the coming week. (Image courtesy of Keri Thomas, Vice Chairman of the SVHS.)

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The exhibition has been very well received and attended by the local community and supported by West Glamorgan Archives Service.

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Diamond Park Project Commemorates Local Mining

June 12th – Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones unveiled a memorial to the colliers of the Upper Tawe Valley.

The memorial has been created in Diamond Park, thanks to work by the Ystradgynlais District Heritage and Language Society, where it is hoped it will act as a classroom for children to learn about the area’s heritage.

 

First Minister Carwyn Jones unveils one of the plaques, alongside representatives from the Ystradgynlais District Heritage and Language Society, John Owens and Arwel Michael (left).

First Minister Carwyn Jones unveils one of the plaques, alongside representatives from the Ystradgynlais District Heritage and Language Society, John Owens and Arwel Michael (left).

The memorial has been created in Diamond Park, thanks to work by the Ystradgynlais District Heritage and Language Society, where it is hoped it will act as a classroom for children to learn about the area’s heritage.

Mr Jones unveiled the monument intended to look like a pit head and a plaque, marking the occasion, at the Diamond Park, built on the site of a former colliery, in Ystradgynlais.

The leader of the Welsh Labour Government said at the opening of the Cofio’r Glowyr – or Remembering the Miners – memorial: “I think, people here are very proud of their history and proud of the communities that were created by our families.”