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August, 2019

  • 23 August

    Treherbert Artist celebrates 90 years

    A nice post from BBC Wales in August 2019. Welsh painter Charles Burton says he has the same passion for art as he did as a child, as he celebrates turning 90. Burton, who was born in Treherbert, is the last surviving member of the Rhondda Group of artists. A …

May, 1908

  • 16 May

    Funds raised for new piano

    Treherbert On Thursday and Saturday last, the children of the Penyrenglyn Council School gave two concerts in the Opera House, Treherbert, the proceeds of which are to be devoted towards purchasing a piano for the school. They were without doubt in many senses two of the best children’s concerts held …

June, 1905

  • 24 June

    Coal Stealing

    Coal Stealing. An old man, 71 years of age, by the name of Fisher, living near the Pentre Colliery, was charged with stealing a quantity of coal from the rubbish trams on the Pentre tip. The Stipendiary expressed surprise that a respectable man of his age should be guilty of …

June, 1904

  • 4 June

    Decomposed Body found on a Mountain

    Gruesome Find near Treherbert. Decomposed Body found on a Mountain. The decomposed body of an unknown man was found on the mountain, about three miles from Treherbert. The discovery was made by W. Phillips, a shepherd, who, when following his avocation, espied what he thought to be a man sleeping …

June, 1894

  • 27 June

    The Treherbert Child Murder

    TRIAL AT SWANSEA ASSIZES. PRISONER DECLARED TO BE INSANE. Detained During Her Majesty’s Pleasure. At the Swansea Assizes today before Mr Justice Kennedy – Margaret Jenkins, a married woman, aged 40, was charged on two indictments, with feloniously and of her malice aforethought killing and murdering one Elizabeth Ann Jenkins, …

August, 1888

  • 3 August

    Fatal Accidents at Blaencwm

    Mr Rhys, coroner, held an inquest on Saturday, at Treherbert, on the body of William Woodward, 22 years of age, who died from injuries received by being crushed between contractor’s wagons in the Swansea Bay Railway Tunnel, Blaenycwm. A verdict of “Accidential death” was returned. An inquiry was also held …