Brynmawr and

District Museum

Looking back into the past since 2003

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Events at the Museum

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The Royal Welsh Freedom of the Borough Parade will take place on Saturday, 22nd September.  The Parade will start from the Market Square at

11,00 a.m. and will proceed up Beaufort Street; right into King Street; Right down Somerset Street; across Bailey Street and back to the Market Square.  

At 1.00 p.m. there will be a ceremony to unveil a VC Commemorative Stone to John Henry Williams VC; DCM; MM*; Medaille Militaire, on Chapel Road Nantyglo, outside the Nantyglo Senior Citizens Hall.

At 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 22nd September, the Soldiers from B (Rorke’s Drift) Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh marched through Brynmawr on Saturday 22nd September, to reaffirm their Freedom of the County Borough of Blaenau Gwent.


The weather was not kind and it rained quite heavily.  However, hundreds turned out to watch more than 100 soldiers led by the Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh and the Regimental Goat, Llywelyn, and Goat Major, march through the streets of Brynmawr

Upon the return of the Parade to the town centre, the soldiers were entertained in the Institute and adjoining marquee.  The Museum hosted a buffet for the family of John Henry Williams, and dignitaries.  The buffet was provided by the Homestead Café, Market Square and tea and coffee was supplied and served by the Museum’s volunteers.

At 1.00 p.m. a memorial stone to commemorate the award of the Victoria Cross to Company Sergeant Major John H. Williams VC, DCM, MM and bar was unveiled outside Nantyglo Senior Citizen Hall, Chapel Road, Nantyglo.  

CSM Williams was the most decorated Welsh NCO of all time.

Frank Olding's Autumn/Winter course of lectures

These will commence in the Museum on Friday, 28th September at 10.00 a.m.  The title is :-

"The Archaeology of Gwent: An Introduction".


Photographs by kind permission of Mr Les Price of Beaufort Hill