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Museum Manager

We’re recruiting! Would you like to lead the Cynon Valley Museum through the next stage of its development? As Museum Manager you will head up our dedicated team, working alongside the [...]

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Crow

Crow a poem by Rachel Carney in response to ‘Mother and Child Flight’ by Karin Mear I follow my crow up the road hopping aside to let the people pass wait! wait for me! she flits away   turns [...]

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A Metamorphosis

A Metamorphosis a poem by Rachel Carney in response to photographs of the Phurnacite Plant at Abercwmboi, taken by Hans Hoyer Ignore the dirt and clamour, try not to cough, just wait for the [...]

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Railways of the Cynon valley

This story from the collection will take you on a whistle stop tour of the valley’s railways through several photographs from the Cynon Valley Museum. We will look at some railway ‘outposts’ of [...]

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The Shadows

The Shadows a poem by Rachel Carney in response to ‘Lockdown’ by Karin Mear They measure out the flat span of each red day that passes or shape themselves – shadows of shadows inside shadows. [...]

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Yellow

Yellow a poem by Rachel Carney in response to ‘When the Singing Stopped’ by Karin Mear a cage of feathers, light as breath, a flare amid the groan and roar, a song flung from the womb [...]

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Stare

Stare a poem by Rachel Carney in response to ‘Kings of the Hill’ by Roy Carr Hooves sunk in the snow, they ruminate in their world of white hills, barbed wire and far horizons. They munch on [...]

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Y Côr Mawr Commemorative Medal

This fine silver commemorative medal was presented by Richard Fothergill of Abernant House, ironmaster and Member of Parliament for Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil to each member of Y Côr Mawr [...]

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Night

Night a poem by Rachel Carney in response to ‘Night Bird’ by Karin Mear   The white, scratched shell of my spirit – what’s left of it – lies in this nest, beneath the shadow of my silence. [...]

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One of the Bacon Sisters

One of the Bacon Sisters A poem by Rachel Carney in response to a set of sketches by the Bacon Sisters Reflections on the Writing Process “I was struck by the quiet and calm atmosphere of these [...]

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