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More Memories Oral and in Photographs from Elwyn Morgan – Deri

 

 

 

Elwyn and Harry Secombe txt (Large)

 

1947 School Reunion (Large)

 

 

Deri HomeGuards 1941 -42 inc txt (Large)

St Peters 1960s inc txt (Large)

 

 

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Fochriw School Presentation – Woodcarving Plaque

The beautifully carved plaque by John Evans was presented to Fochriw School on the 21st May 2013.  Carved with drawings from 3 of the children who attend Fochriw School, showing part of Fochriw's history.

The beautifully carved plaque by John Evans was presented to Fochriw School on the 21st May 2013. Carved with drawings from 3 of the children who attend Fochriw School, showing part of Fochriw’s history.

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A closer look at the detail on the plaque.

Fochriw plaque (Large)

Welcome – Get involved

DERI

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…..

https://darranvalleyhistorygroup.wordpress.com/contact-us/.

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

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