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Hanes Blaenau Tywi

Date joined: 04/03/15

About

A community group of volunteers were formed to carry out the research involved with the Blaenau Tywi Farms and Field names project, which has by now been completed.  Information collected over the past 3 years include field names, extracts from Estate records, tragic accidents and community life in general as recorded in press reports from the Victorian period.  It noted various historical influences on the area from Cairns, a Stone Circle from a pre Christian age; Roman remains in the area; the Middle Ages connections with Strata Florida; the Lead Mines of Rhandir-mwyn; the Methodist upheaval; Rebecca’s Riots; afforestation in the hills; the struggle to save the Red Kite; the creation of Llyn Brianne and many other events which have had an impact on the Blaenau Tywi valley.  There is also the valuable collection of images of the farms and cottages of the area which have been collected during this period.

 

The research work carried out in compiling this volume can now be accessed online.  The website includes material not included in the book.  It is hoped to continually feed more new information into this site as an when the information comes in. 

 

To access the website please go to:-     http://www.uppertywihistory.co.uk/

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Website: http://cilycwm.com/historygroup/

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