The numerous organisations and clubsnin the village such as the St John’s Ambulance Brigade, Fire Brigade, Wireless Society, Literary and Debating Society etc, are covered in this section
This section deals with military related events, as they effected the village, prior to, and during, the First and Second World Wars. Military installations at Fochriw, Penybanc, Cwm Bargoed and Bedlinog are touched upon, especially the Fuel Depot No219, Infantry Training Camp and Bridging Camp that were located on the site of Fochriw Colliery during and after WWII.
This is an account of the work of Henry Rees Davies, my great-granduncle, on his patented improvements to safety devices on miners’ safety lamps and on his invention of what may have been the world’s first intrinsically safe (sparkless) electrical signaling relay for use in coal mines.
This section covers articles written about notable people in the village
PHOTO ARCHIVE - MISCELLANEOUS
This section contains photographs from the Emlyn Evans Collection which are not contained in any other spart of this website. The subject matter of many of the photographs is “Unknown”
Examples of old adverts, which would not be allowed today, are provided in this section
This topic covers subjects that are not included in the fore-going headings
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