Old Age Pensioners Association
A branch of the Old Age Pensioners' Association was formed at Fochriw during October 1938 with an initial membership of 98.
The first outing was to Barry Island in July 1939 when over 120 people were taken. Subsequent trips up to 1963 were to such places as Abergavenny, Brecon, Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan, Porthcawl and Aberavon,
During September 1946 the O.A.Ps. in the Fochriw valley received gifts of food from the people of Queensland, Australia. The distribution was made by members of the O.A.P. organisation, in association with local ward members of the Council.
Funding was undertaken by means of concerts, Cymanfa Ganu, jumble sales, dances, raffles, benefit football matches and an annual “Mile of Pennies” collection which constituted door to door collections and collection tables at strategic locations in the villages of Fochriw, Penybanc, Pentwyn and Pantywaun.