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Well done!! A great site, came across it by accident. I am Blaenavon born and bread and I am very proud and interested in where i come from. Great site for people who are planning to visit Blaenavon also for the residents of Blaenavon!
A wonderful, refreshing change to visit a place with a lovely welcome and what an example of our Welsh heritage - something to be proud of!
We didn't appreciate the fascinating history on our own doorstep!
Excellent - what a history!
What a fantastic place, we'll be back for more!
Very interesting and atmospheric. Thank you.
Very evocative. My great great grandfather was a coal hewer in Blaenavon.
Interesting site and management. Nice to see industrial World Heritage.
So happy to see a picture of my great great aunt Mary Ann Taylor on the front page of your website. Have not seen this picture before so thanks very muc.
Wonderful site. It has persuaded me to visit Blaenavon soon, so much to do, it will mean more than one visit.
Sadly the "Events" page didn't seem to be working.
A really impressive site and a good account of the industrial heritage of the town and surrounding area. Although we won't be returning to retire in Blaenavon, visits will be made all the more interesting for my husband.
Our deepest thanks to Mr Robert Gulliford and his colleague for their help in tracing and meeting a family friend whome we had not seen for at least forty years!. The Heritage site and Mesuem is a must - see for anyone visiting Blaenavon. Once again, thank you for your help for without it I am sure we would still be touring the streets of your beautiful Town. Regards Keith & Sue
How good to read the stories of people from Blaenavon. I know my husband Terry enjoys looking at the history of his home town and it has given him a great deal of pleasure to visit the Centre and make a contribution to the website.
Congratulations to all concerned.
Thank you for an excellent and enjoyable Christmas Day meal - food lovely and hot. All the family enjoyed once again - see you next year!
What a wonderful site. My ancestors came from Blaenavon and I love the history associated with this town. Visited there some years ago and the people were so friendly, hope to visit again soon. Disappointed the photo of George and Naomi Cowmeadow and family was not showing in the Internnational Links.
Super site. My Mother was born in Blaenafon and my grandparents (Witchell) kept the Forge Hammer Hotel in Broad st. also a shoe shop. I am a regular visitor and will visit soon x
Hello! Very good job(this site)! Thank you man.
I was very sad to read of the death of Robert Gulliford. I only met this great man once, ten years ago when my two sisters and I spent the weekend in Blaenavon. We had only just started researching our family history. We are descended from the Gullifords who were in Blaenavon from 1850. Robert was my 2nd cousin twice removed. He really helped us and pointed us in the right direction, and he gave me the family tree he had produced which instantly gave me 345 ancestors!! Amazing. We spent nearly two hours in his home amazed at his collection and wealth of knowledge. I have a photo of Robert and myself taken outside his house with his lovely dog. Rest in peace Robert.
went on "pits" visit today and was so impressed with the tour and the magnificent narration which was told from the heart that would recomend this tour to anybody that is fit enough to undertake it.i will certainly remember this for a long time
Hi I am a teaching assistant at Bedwas Infants School. we recently visited yourselves and had a fantastic trip, so thank you to all the staff who were marvellous with the children. the children were wondering how many miners lockers are up at big pit and would be grateful if you could let us know.
As a descendant of Welsh immigrants from Blaenavon, I was pleased to find your web site and to see how well Blaenavon is fairing. I visited Wales in 1993 and made a special point in visiting the land of my fathers. I note that my grandmother said that her mother would cry when she spoke of her homeland, but said it was made easier by the fact that Frostburg, Maryland, (a coal mining area too) where they settled, reminded her so much of home. Wales for me was the most spiritual, mystical place I have ever known - I hope to come back some day.
Took part in the guided walk around the town, led by Eifion, yesterday and was very impressed by the whole tour. I learned a great deal about the town, its history and the work which is being done at the moment. I was also amazed by the work of the Community volunteer group in the Churchyard. Well done to all of them.
just returned from spending the day at the 1940's Heritage Railway W/E just brilliant. Took the family and had rides on the train to Big Pit and back also a couple of other trips just so nostalgic. The train rides took me back to many summer holidays as a boy with 10hr train journey from Cardiff to Cornwall to visit the grandparents. The other exhibits were good to visit too and you even had good weather too, well done!
Had a marvellous talk by the bomb disposal chap who frightened everyone body by setting off a charge without people knowing it was coming. I almost jumped out of my skin!
The day was set off so well with bunting and memorabilia a mechanical orchestral organ and so many visitors who came dressed in the fashion of the day. I was a bit surprised the copper did not arrest the German officer strutting around the site!
Well I realised that the same copper was later seen dressed as a German SS Officer himself so he must have been a spy!
Big mugs of tea with food and plenty to see and do made for a great family day out. Look forward to another event sometime in the future. We would like to send everyone who took part a hearty thank you, you did well and looked authentic too. Very many thanks from us all. Rob & Family
One of the best museums we have been to in the last years! Excellent exhibition!
Big Pit is Brilliant, worth paying for , but it was free.I will certainly come again and go around all the other attractions.Big Pit is a must for everyone.