The objects of Cynon Culture are to promote and protect all aspects of the culture and history of the Cynon Valley. Our website is intended to inform and generate people’s interest in the valley and surrounding areas, and the material that is on this website is the results of many years of research. The material that you will see provides, for the first time, a detailed history of the valley online. The website is dedicated to all the researchers who loved local history and left a legacy of material for me to access, and in turn be able to provide for you - the readers. 

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New pages added:
David Bevan Jones (Dewi Elfred) 1807-1863
History of Gwawr Chapel
History of Catholicism in Aberdare
History of St Margaret’s R.C. School Aberdare
St Gerard Majella
St Joseph’s Church
St Joseph's Church Photo Gallery


Pages updated:
HMS Aberdare (J49)

New pages added:
2nd Marquis Of Bute
3rd Marquis Of Bute
Aberaman Riots
History Of Fedw Hir


Pages updated:
Francis Crawshay 1811 - 1878

New pages added:
A Theological College at Aberdare
Evans, William John 1866 - 1936
Dinefwr Castle History
Viscountess Rhondda


Pages updated:
Aberdare Cenotaph
Nixon, John 1815 - 1899
Thomas Dafydd Llewelyn (Llewelyn Alaw)

New pages added:
Coal in the Aberdare Valley 1750 - 1850
HMS Aberdare (J49)
Mountain Ash - Ministers of the Town
The Legend of Merlin


Eminent people are now organised by surname.

Pages updated:
David Watkin Jones (Dafydd Morganwg) 1832 - 1905
Hirwaun Wrgant
Merthyr Riots (Lewis Lewis)

New pages added:
Aberdare Temperance Hall Building
Aberfan Disaster
Accident at Hirwaun 18.01.1879
Davis, David (Grocer)

Jones, John Viriamu
Jones, Thomas (1819 - 1882)
Llwydcoed Band 1912
Margam and Caerleon Dispute


Website launched.
Over the next few months Cynon Culture will constantly be updated with new content. Check here for the newest content added.
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