Active member of the Blaenavon community
'The main thing I like about Blaenavon is the scenery , the mountains on both sides of us which seem to protect us and in the summer months provide us with wimberrys which we used to spend a whole day picking with a picnic . Nowadays pleasure must be taken nearer to home and there are many organisations for all ages to join. I belong to the Horticultural Society, the Blaenavon Hospital Welfare Society, World Heritage Day Committee and Blaenavon Townswomen’s’ Guild. All these groups bring me in contact with many people and this I think is one of the strong points of Blaenavon – the community spirit which is not evident until things go wrong and then everyone pulls together’. ‘Blaenavon people at first meeting may appear to be reserved, but believe me; they make the best friends and neighbours’.