The official web-site of Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum

                                                          Nantyglo Ironworks – 1778.      George Robertson.

Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum is a non-profit-making group of voluntary organizations concerned with preserving this area’s rich history and heritage; it works closely with, but is otherwise independent of, Blaenau Gwent Borough.   The Forum’s many activities include organizing annual day-schools; producing a six-monthly journal, and publishing historical material relating to the area.   

Further information may be obtained from Tredegar Town Library – telephone 01495 357869
or via e-mail on
please e-mail info@headsofvalleysheritage.co.uk  


Latest Event

Blaenau-Gwent Heritage Forum Annual Day School






The following publications and DVD's are available from Tredegar Town Library.  An additional £2 would be charged for postage and packing.






Heritage Journals No. 1 to 7, back-copies (12345  ,  6  & 7) £3.00 ea
Powell’s History of Tredegar” – 1902 version re-printed in easier-to-read larger format together with maps and index £10.00 ea
The Henry Hughes Story”.  (English Version)…… The autobiography of a 19th century Tredegar man who emigrated to the USA and eventually became a pioneer settler on its western frontier.   Containing additional maps, notes and photographic illustrations- £7.00 ea
“The Henry Hughes Story” (Welsh Version) launched at the Ebbw Vale National Eisteddfod, August 2010 £7.00 ea
English Translations of essays concerning the local area submitted to Lady Llanofer’s 1836 & 1837 Abergavenny Eisteddfods

(a) “The Welsh Iron Industry up to 1837”
(b) ”The History of Gwent from 1281 to 1837”

(c) “The History of Blaenau Gwent”  & “Brychan’s Tredegar Diaries”
£3.00 ea
“Tredegar and The Upper Sirhowy Valley – History and Heritage”   An illustrated guide to all important heritage sites in this in this area £7.00 ea
Doorway To A Vanished World” – 50 archive photographs of the local area, with full explanations £5.00 ea
“Thirty Blaenau Gwent Heritage Sites”  - A photographic description of 30 significant places of interest in the local area (Available from July 2010) £5.00 ea
“When I Saw The Blood Flow, I Ran”…. The 1839 Chartist Uprising and its underlying facts £7.00 ea


DVD's (Please click for large image)

“Go West Young Man” (60 minutes)   How 19th century Tredegar’s  Rhys Davies, Henry Hughes and Daniel Gooch, made impact upon the developing USA
£10.00 ea

“The Valleys, A Good Place To Live” (65 minutes) – Local valleys’ life and experiences during times good and bad £10.00 ea

“Bevan’s Tredegar”  (70 minutes)  Illustrating the association between MP, town and area during his 1897-1960 lifetime, Please see an short extract from the video below:

£10.00 ea
To contact the webmaster, please e-mail webmaster@headsofvalleysheritage.co.uk 

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