Welcome to the site with the best information of the History of the Darran Valley


The village of Deri is a little known jewel nestled in the Darran valley, an offshoot of the Rhymney valley. Originally a mining village it is now a much sought after residential area which maintains the best of traditional valley community life. Deri is surrounded by countryside parks and areas of natural beauty and is in easy reach of major commercial centres and National Parks.


         BEFORE                                                                  AFTER

                             (Photographs courtesy of Ralph Williams)

We are currently looking for ex-miners who would be prepared to talk to us

about working in a mine, the interviews will be informal and we hope to make

a few videos of the interviews to show.

If any body is interested especially those who worked in Ogilvie Colliery please

get in touch with one of our members…..


Also if anyone has any old photographs of interest, war , church, general history of the

Darran Valley we would be very grateful.

Local Attractions and where to stay…

Cwm Darran Park

The Official Visitor Guide to the Heart and Soul Of Wales

Llwyn Iago local Bed & Breakfast


Comments on: "Welcome – Get involved" (1)

  1. […] We are Looking for Ex Miners especially those who worked in Ogilvie Colliery to get involved, if you… […]

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