Daily Flights

Daily Flights A poem by Rachel Carney in response to ‘Nesting Time’ by Karin Mear Search for the softest down, the brightest rain, the drift of a cloud, the blink of an eye. Search for a twig of [...]

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Rachel Carney: Poet in Residence

Virtual Poet in Residence I’m so pleased to become a Virtual Poet in Residence at the Cynon Valley Museum for the month of June. Just over a year ago, when I visited the museum for the first [...]

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A historic walk around Aberdare town centre

Many of us visit Aberdare to shop and for social purposes, but how well do we know it and observe as we walk around? This post reveals some of the history of Aberdare Town Centre, including [...]

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Framing Jewish Histories

Hi, I am Klavdija Erzen and I am the Project Manager for the Jewish History Association of South Wales (JHASW). JHASW was established in January 2018 to preserve the cultural heritage of the [...]

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Photography imitating art

The Cynon Valley has been home to many talented artists over history. This week we look into the lives of two very different artists – photographer Hans Hoyer, and “the Welsh Van Gogh”, Nicholas [...]

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Cynon Gyda’n Gilydd / Cynon Together

Launching a community memory project This year has tested our community, first by flooding, then by the spread of the Coronavirus. Our lives have changed and they may never be the same again. [...]

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A Neolithic Axe from Mynydd Bwlfa

The Cynon Valley Museum’s collection stretches back to the Neolithic (4100BC – 2500BC) when farming had recently been introduced to Wales and technology to manufacture metal tools remained [...]

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The Abernant Station Sign

Among several railway items displayed at the Cynon Valley Museum is the metal British Railways (Western Region) sign from Abernant Station (not the sign pictured above). Abernant Railway Station [...]