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

Meetings Where and When?

 

Darran Valley History Group

The Annual General Meeting

 

For the Darran Valley History Group will take place on

Wednesday 18th February 2015

6.30pm.

At St Peters Church Hall

Deri.

New members are welcome !!

 

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The next meeting will be held at St. Peter’s Church Deri on Tuesday 8th October at 6.30pm.  All are welcome.

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In September we will be meeting at Fochriw Community Centre, Tuesday the 2nd at 6.30pm. All are welcome.

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Our next meeting is at St. Peter’s Church Hall in Deri on Wednesday 23rd July at 6.30pm.  All are welcome.

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There is a meeting at Fochriw Community Centre on Tuesday 1st July at 6.30pm.  All are welcome.

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The next meeting will be on Wednesday 4th June in St. Peter’s Church, Deri at 6.30pm – All are Welcome

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We will be meeting at Fochriw Community Centre on Tuesday 29th April at 6.30pm – All are welcome.

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Next meeting Wednesday 19th March at St. Peter’s Church Deri. 6.30pm

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Next meeting will be held at Fochriw Community Centre on Tuesday 11th February at 6.30pm, all are welcome.

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First meeting of 2014 : 15th January, St. Peters’s Hall Deri at 6.30pm.

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The last meeting of 2013 will be held in St. Peter’s Church, Deri, Wednesday 11th December at 6.30pm, all are welcome.

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Fochriw meeting in the Community Centre on Tuesday 12th November at 6.30pm, all are welcome.

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We are meeting at 6.30pm on Wednesday October 9th in St. Peter’s Church, Deri, all are welome.

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September we will be meeting at Fochriw Community Centre on Tuesday 10th at 6.30pm all are welcome.

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Wed August 7th St. Peter’s Hall Deri
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Our meeting in July will be held on Tuesday the 9th at 6.30pm in Fochriw Community Centre, new members are always welcome.

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The next group meeting is on Wednesday the 12th June, 6.30pm at St.Peter’s Church Hall in Deri, New members are always welcome.
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The next meeting will be held in Fochriw Community Centre, on Tuesday 7th May 2013 at 6.30pm new members are welcome.
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Our next meeting on Wednesday 10th April at 6.30pm St. Peter’s Church Deri, will include a special guest speaker Mrs. Grace Williams. (Grace the Farm)
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Next meeting Wednesday 13th July 6.30pm St.Peter’s Church Hall, Deri.

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Meeting on Wednesday the 30th January at 6.30pm St. Peter’s Church Hall, Deri.

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1st meeting of 2013 9th January, 6.30pm St. Peters Church to discuss book launch.

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There is a meeting Wed 5th December to proof read the second half of Peter’s forthcoming book, 6.30pm St. Peters Church Deri, this will be our last meeting before Christmas.

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There is a meeting at St. Peters Church Hall at 6.30pm on Wednesday 21st November, there will be an update in the progress of Peter’s Book.

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Our next meeting is on the 7th November at 6.30pm in St. Peters Church, Deri.  All are Welcome.

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Meet at the Library in Deri on Wednesday 24th October for the 1st Children’s History Group at 3.25pm, the children will be met from Deri

Primary School at 3.15pm.  We will be looking at History in the 1950’s and 60’s, with a view to the children gathering information from their parents

and grandparents.

There will be 2 more meetings with the children before Christmas, Wednesday 14th November and Wednesday 5th December, at the same time and same place.

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The next meeting will be on Wednesday 17th October at 6.30pm St.Peters Church Hall Deri.

Meeting at St.Peters Church 6.30pm wed 12th Sept Deri.(Postponed) further details to follow…..

Also meeting at School to discuss Junior History Group in the afternoon, for those who attended School last time.

Next meeting will be at Fochriw Community Centre at 6.30pm on Wednesday 22nd August.  We are aiming to hold every other meeting at Fochriw Community Centre. (Postponed due to holidays)

The last meeting at St. Peters Church in Deri discussed a donation to the forthcoming Mining Disaster Memorial in Senghenydd, as well as Ifor Cogan showing photographs of the forthcoming book by Peter Price and Ifor in time for christmas, “The History of the Darran Valley in photographs volume 2 ” …….see Blog post

Next scheduled meeting is 25th July 2012 at St. Peters Church Hall in Deri, 6.30pm.

The meeting at Deri Primary school went very well, with both pupils and headmistress Nicola Williams showing great enthusiasm for a Junior History Group to start in September 2012, they were extremely fascinated by the fact that one of our members, namely Peter Price knew someone who has a connection to the pirate Captain Morgan, this will be discussed further when we meet them, also they will be interviewing their Grandparents about the past.

Ralph was very pleased with his new purchase for the group, in fact all the members were very impressed with the new equipment, A portable screen and projector with new speakers, which will make it much easier to take shows like “From Pit to Parc” on the road.

Pit to Parc was a huge success in May of this year and the group hope to expand on this.

A meeting was held on the 11th July at Deri Library 3pm, before that some of the group were at Deri Primary School, talking to the Head teacher and the pupils about starting a Junior History Group after the summer holidays, sometime in September.

A meeting was held on 4th July at St. Peters Church Hall at 2.30pm

Minutes of the last meeting were read and some photographs were provided for Volume 2  of “The History of the Darran Valley” in Photographs by Peter Price and Ifor Cogan.

Sales of the 1st edition have been extremely successful and we are hoping the 2nd Volume will do just as well or better, the book will be published in time for Christmas.

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