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Kenfig & Surrounding Areas, South Wales, UK

A unique glimpse into the past of the old Kenfig Borough / old Bro Cynffig through local photographs. The photos are categorised into the areas of the local community where they were taken and can be viewed through the slideshow presentation on each page.


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Bryndu School, Kenfig Hill (c.1914)
Bryndu School, Kenfig Hill (c.1914)
About 1857 C R M Talbot MP, of Margam Estate (Owner of Bryndu Slip Colliery) started a temporary school in colliery stables; known as Bryndu Works School. In 1860's Bryndu School was built at the end of School Road, Kenfig Hill - it was demolished in 1957.
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Acknowledgements


Bibliography

  • Photos & Graphics: Rob Bowen, Kenfig.org Local Community Group
  • Photos, members of the local community
  • Photos, Bridgend Library & Information Services, Coed Parc, Bridgend.
  • Photos, Porthcawl Museum & History Society.

Webpage Author

  • Rob Bowen - Kenfig.org Local Community Group, 2011




Related Sections

Margam Abbey (1147-1536)

Margam Abbey
Founded in 1147 by Robert, Earl of Gloucester, Margam Abbey was a Cistercian Abbey of the Mother House Clairvaux - its dissolution came about in 1536 and was the first abbey to fall under the Dissolution of the Monastries by King Henry VIII... Margam Abbey

Margam Castle

Margam Castle
Built for Sir Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot owner of the Margam Estate. This Tudor style mansion was built in the early 19th century and remained in use until the end of World War II. Now a part of Margam Country Park owned and managed by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council... Margam Castle

Capel Mair (c.1470)

Capel Mair
The medieval chapel known as Hen Eglwys or Capel Mair stands on the east side of Margam woods on a grassy knoll below Graig Fawr at 107m OD. Built c.1470 it appears to have served the local community who lived near to Margam Abbey; the Abbey Church being restricted to the monks... Capel Mair

The Coast

The Coast
The South Wales coastline around Kenfig & Porthcawl to include shipwrecks from 1583, tales of smuggling, wrecking/looting of vessels ...Learn more

Folklore Section

Folklore
An assortment of local tales and supernatural occurances from around the Kenfig Borough - Learn of Phantom funerals, Cwn Annwn, the Cyhiraeth, haunted pubs, ancient wells and local customs ...Learn more

Sker House & Maids of Sker

Learn of the history & turbulent past of Sker House together with its lovelorn maids ...Sker House ...Maids of Sker

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