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Front Cover of Issue 7 of the Heritage News Newsletter produced Winter 2008

Issue 22 - Summer 2016

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  • Big Pit National Coal Museum
  • Volunteers sought to clean up Blaenavon’s historical cemeteries
  • Coming events

Issue 21 - Winter 2015

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  • Ironmaster’s descendant visits Blaenavon
  • Blaenavon digital cinema installation
  • Coming events

Issue 20 - Summer 2015

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  • Clean up Blaenavon
  • Blaenavon Museum prepares to move
  • Summer Sundays

Issue 19 - Winter 2014

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  • Baroness addresses Blaenavon Partnership
  • Museum Reveals Blaenavon’s War Stories
  • Big Pit National Coal Museum

Issue 18 - Summer 2014

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  • Remembering Alexander Cordell
  • Railway news
  • Blaenavon’s war stories

Issue 17 - Winter 2013

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  • Exploring Blaenavon’s Medical History
  • Christmas at the Ironworks
  • Countryfile at Blaenavon

Issue 16 - Summer 2013

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  • Happy Birthday Big Pit!
  • Forging a Digital Future from an Industrial Past
  • Iron Bridge Restored

Issue 15 - Winter 2012

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  • A Guide to Blaenavon Ironworks
  • Get your Walking Boots Out!
  • Councillor Neil Lewis MBE (1945 - 2012)

Issue 14 - Summer 2012

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  • World Heritage Festival 2012
  • Volunteer Rangers clock 3000 hours!
  • Saltaire World Heritage Weekend 

Issue 13 - Winter 2011

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  • Historic Bridge to be Saved
  • Exploring Blaenavon's Digital Past
  • A Fresh! Beginning

Issue 12 - Summer 2011

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  • Blaenavon Looks to the Future
  • Forgotten Landscapes: Meet the Team
  • Volunteers to the Rescue!

Issue 11 - Winter 2010

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  • Blaenavon Celebrates Ten Years of WHS Status
  • Forgotten Landscapes: Work Has Begun
  • Cast Iron Pit Ponies

Issue 10 - Summer 2010

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  • Garn Lakes Country Fayre
  • Weathering the Storm
  • Forgotten No More!

Issue 9 - Winter 2009

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  • Looking back at 2009
  • The Tide Turns
  • Conserving our Heritage

Issue 8 - Summer 2009

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  • Garn Lakes Country Fayre 
  • Busy year for Big Pit
  • Successful Anniversary for Heritage Centre

Issue 7 – Winter 2008

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  • £1.6m HLF grant for Forgotten Landscapes 
  • World Heritage Centre opens 
  • 25th Anniversary of Big Pit & Heritage Railway

Issue 6 – Winter 2007

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  • One-way system in Broad Street 
  • Volunteer rangers 
  • Belgrade hears about Blaenavon

Issue 5 – Summer 2007

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  • Landmark TV series comes to Blaenavon 
  • Launch of the Coity Tip Trail 
  • Poles and European workers in Welsh mines

Issue 4 – Winter 2006 

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  • Blaenavon wins top design award 
  • The Ogof Draenen cave system beneath Blaenavon 
  • Cheese Shop to open in Blaenavon

Issue 3 – June 2006 

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  • UK’s first World Heritage Centre planned 
  • Gulbenkian Prize for Big Pit 
  • Refurbishment of workers’ cottages at Stack Square

Issue 2 – January 2006

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  • £1.7m improvement for Blaenavon’s car parks 
  • Property improvement grants 
  • Christmas in Blaenavon

Issue 1 – May 2005

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  • Bicentenary of St. Peter’s Church 
  • Blaenavon Booktown Festival 
  • Future Blaenavon