Welcome to Cynon Culture

Cynon Culture

The objects of Cynon Culture is 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.

PLEASE NOTE – The website is currently migrating over to a new design, so in the mean time a few pages may be incomplete/inaccessible.



Cor Mawr pages are live – follow the the Cor Mawr link on the menu bar (more pages to be added later)

General site fixes.

New sub-heading links for History Notes, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, and Rhondda, have been added to the Miscellaneous link in the menu bar.

New pages uploaded:

Austrailia Baton
Californian Baton
Cor Mawr Cup
Cor Mawr Members
Crystal Palace 1872


Happy New Year to all our visitors, new and old!!!

General site fixes.

New pages uploaded:

We are currently planning on publishing articles on Cor Mawr – they should be uploaded by the end of January.

Pages updated:

Abercynon – Noted People Of The Area
2nd Marquis of Bute
3rd Marquis of Bute
A Theological College at Aberdare


General site fixes.

New pages uploaded:
Matthews y Wenni

Pages updated:

David Price
Accident at Hirwaun 18/01/1879
Alderman Thomas Williams, J.P., Alderman 1825 – 1903
Brecon Bank
Crawshay Family (Hirwaun Ironworks)
David Watkin Jones (Dafydd Morganwg) 1832 – 1905
Eisteddfod at Hirwain, 10th October 1891
Eliza Hughes 1825 – 1872


General site fixes.

New pages uploaded:
Richard Crawshay 1739-1810
David Price


Pages updated:
Henry Crawshay 1812 – 1879
Hirwaun Town
Benjamin Evans 1816 – 1886
Rev. William Williams 1807 – 1877

New pages uploaded:
Rev Joseph Harrison 1789 – 1851
Funeral of the Late Mr. W. Powell J.P.
Eisteddfod at Hirwain, 10th October 1891
Nebo Chapel, Hirwaun
Hirwaun Eisteddfod 1923
Mr. Thomas Jones, J.P.
The Concert at Nebo Chapel 03.08.1861
Eliza Hughes 1825 – 1872
Rev J. R. Williams
Alderman Thomas Williams, J.P., Alderman 1825 – 1903
J.O. George
Brecon Bank
St Lleurwg’s Church Hirwaun
St Lleurwg’s Church Hirwaun – Photo Gallery


General site fixes.

Pages updated:
Mr. Daniel Evans (Eos Dar) 1915
William Evans “Cawr Cynon” 1808 – 1860

New pages uploaded:
Robert Thompson Crawshay
David Morgan ‘Dai O’r Nant’ 1840 – 1900
Dr. Mary Davies 1855 – 1930
Harry Evans 1873 – 1914
E.T. Davies 1878 – 1969
Rev. J. Cadvan Davies 1846-1923
Frank. T. Davies
John Hughes 1873 – 1932
Percy Jones 1891 – 1922
Rev. W.S. Jones 1862 – 1933
Battle Blaen Rhondda
Tom John 1849 – 1924
W.T. David
Rev. R.B. Jones 1870 – 1933
Rhys Davies
William Abraham
Huw Menai
James Evans “Milwyn” 1928


General site fixes – broken links.
New pages uploaded:
Maen Madoc Stone
Gomer Berry (Lord Kemsley) 1883 – 1968
Henry Seymour Berry 1877 – 1928
Joseph Parry
Mr Henry Crawshay 1812 – 1879
Penymynydd Stone
Plas-y-Gors Cairn
Richard Frederick Crawshay 1859 – 1903
Robert Thompson Crawshay – The last Iron Master of Merthyr (1817-1879)
William Berry (Lord Camrose) 1879 – 1954
William Crawshay I (1764 – 1834)
William Crawshay II 1788 – 1867
William Crawshay III (1810 – 1839)
William Menelaus