EVENTS

COFFEE MORNINGS

Every Thursday morning, we operate a coffee morning, which allows us all to get together and have a chat, not anly about the past, but also about the present and future.
Why not pop down to the museum on a Thursday morning (10:00-13:00) to have a chat over a cuppa. You may even find out something new about the town that you live in, be it that the spade that cut the first sod in the Comprehensive School is still as clean as it ever was or that the 1938 Eisteddfod Chair, was made by Brynmawr Furniture.
All who attend the weekly get together agree that a wonderful time is had by all, week in, week out.
Pop in - Join us for a cuppa and a chat about the past.

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FRANK OLDING'S WINTER 2019/2020 COURSE OF LECTURES

Frank Olding's new course of Archaeology Lectures starts on Friday 10th January 2020 at 10.00 a.m.

Title:  "The History of Wales Part Two - From the Tudors to the 19th Century"  There will be eight lectures in total;  Cost per lecture £5.

SEPTEMBER 2018

The Royal Welsh Freedom of the Borough Parade took place on Saturday, 22nd September.  The Parade started from the Market Square at 11,00 a.m. and proceeded 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 was 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.

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