Entries by HL & LL

Report on the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Resolfen History Society

A Report on the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Resolfen History Society Some 26 members and friends of the Society gathered at the Church hall to celebrate the milestone of having been in existence for over 40 years. Mrs Jane Llewelyn provided a sumptuous buffet for the occasion, which was enjoyed by one and all. It […]

Northern Lights Dazzle Resolven in Rare Display

Resolven residents were treated to a rare and spectacular display of the Northern Lights over the weekend. This stunning light show, the most intense in two decades, illuminated the night sky with vibrant hues of green, pink, and purple. The aurora borealis, typically visible in more northern latitudes, made a surprise appearance in South Wales […]

Resolven Miners Welfare Restoration

A message from the Secretary for the Resolven Miners Welfare Scheme Big News from the Resolven Miners Welfare!  We’re thrilled to share exciting progress on the restoration of our cherished old miners’ welfare building! This heart of our community is poised for a grand revival, promising to once again be a vibrant hub for all. […]

History Society April Meeting Report

A report on the April meeting of Resolfen History Society The speaker this month needed no introduction since it was none other than Jeff Childs, erstwhile of Pontardawe who spoke on the legacy of steel and tinplate in the town, especially that of the Gilbertson’s work. This was Mr Childs’s sixteenth visit to the Society. […]

Resolven History Society Report on the March Meeting

Huw Williams makes a glorious return This was sixth occasion that Huw Williams of Merthyr had spoken to the Society, and despite the long break during the pandemic he had lost none of his enthusiasm and indeed his humour. He noticed that numbers were down on past years , however he maintained that the Society […]

Jack_Walkaholic continues to North Pembrokeshire

Walking the coast path in North Pembrokeshire …… The June sun, already setting records for the hottest, blazed down on my back as I crunched over the rocky coast path. Whitesands Bay stretched behind me, a turquoise jewel framed by golden cliffs. Not a bad view, all things considered, especially considering the disaster that was […]

Report of the February Meeting of Resolven History Society

In 2015 an article appeared in the history journal Morgannwg on Friendly Societies in Neath and Mr David Michael of Neath Antiquarians was invited to speak on the topic to the History Society. Owing to work commitments, clashing dates and a pandemic, some nine years later Mr Michael made it, and it was well worth […]

Report on the January Meeting of the Resolven History Society

This is a Report on the January Meeting of Resolven History Society Despite the cold, new-year weather, some sixteen members attended this month’s meeting. They were not to be disappointed, since the speaker this month was Mr John Richards who was to speak on the death of Richard the Third in 1485. The Chair , […]