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The Cynon Valley History Society was founded in Aberdare in 1971. Our objectives are to promote, encourage and maintain an active interest in the history of the district in all its aspects; to arrange talks and lectures; to undertake original research and assist in the collection of local material such as manuscripts, books, artefacts and photographs, and to publish titles on local history.

The Society presents a programme of 10 lectures each season and publishes a quarterly newsletter HANES (The Welsh word for History).

Please click on the links above to find out more about us, our publications and programme of lectures.

NOTICES

1 Lecture May 19th, 2022
Due to Covid-19, we regret that Anne Watts is unable to deliver the Thursday Lecture on May 19th. Therefore, we have arranged for Robert Jones to step in, and he will talk on the ‘The Hier Family Story’.

Old Aberdare XI

2 Our latest Publication
The Society has just published its most recent book entitled Old Aberdare Volume XI. Our 50th anniversary edition.

The topics included:
The Little Theatre: a century of drama.
The Poet Alun Lewis’ background at Cwmaman.
Reuben Silverman, Aberdare Leader Cartoonist.
Dr. Alistair Wilson: The way it used to be in Aberdare.
Aberdare’s Town Plan, 1957–1963.
John Ewington, trade union pioneer and the TVR Dispute.

Volume XI has sold exceptionally well.
It has now sold out, and is therefore no longer available for purchase.

3 A Recent Publication A History of the Aberdare Valley Ironworks by Steven Graham and the late Ken Collins. Further details can be found on our publications page.

4 Cynon Valley Museum
The latest news of the museum can be found on their Facebook page:
https://en-gb.facebook.com/cynonvalleymuseum/

St Johns
Hanes
 
Commercial Place

Commercial Place, Aberdare


 
small tithe map

Aberdare village according to the
Tithe map of 1847