Aber Valley heritage

The Aber Valley Heritage Group was established several years ago by a committee of local volunteers, keen to preserve the rich heritage of the communities within the Aber Valley.

The committee have established a heritage museum situated within Senghenydd Community Centre.

The museum is largely devoted to commemorating these explosions and also documents the wider history of the valley, including the Windsor Colliery, the sporting achievements of local residents, the old shops and buildings, memories of community events and the community’s involvement in the World Wars.

October 2013 saw the opening of the new Welsh National Mining Memorial and Universal Colliery Memorial Garden in Senghenydd. The central bronze sculpture entitled ‘The Rescue’ was designed and made by sculptor Les Johnson.

The ceramic name tiles for the Memorial Wall contain the names of the mine workers killed in the 1913 disaster.

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