Quiz Night 2020

We will be holding a Quiz Night on Friday February 21st at 7.30 pm in the RAFA Treorchy. Entrance fee £2.00. Come along and see if you can be a champion quizzer.


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Poems and Pints 2019

Now is the time to get your thinking caps on and clear those throats for a Poems and Pints evening at the RAFA pub Treorchy on Friday November 22nd at 7.30pm.


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Open Night Talk

On Wednesday 25th September an illustrated talk will be given by Mr Brian Davies on “Industrial South Wales in Art” at the Oak Tree Hall Cemetery Road Treorchy at 7.30pm Free admission and light refreshments with everyone welcome. This one of a number of talks given by Brian which everyone agrees are informative and well worth going to.

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2019 Annual Walk

On Sunday 1st September 3 walkers  David Lewis Alun Seward and Ms Smul who recently moved here with the NHS from Somerset set out on a walk at Cwmsaerbren. Leaving and returning to Treherbert Rail Station car park. The weather was kind and not too hot. Paths were occasionally obstructed by bramble however good progress and enjoyable conversation ensued for about 1.5 hours. Once again the annual walk was undertaking in charming surroundings embracing all that nature has to offer.

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Plastic Bottles to sit on?

Ever wondered what happens to the plastic bottles you put in your recycling bags and what their new lives are?  Well, maybe you will be sitting on them very shortly when two new plastic benches are sited outside the Park and Dare Theatre, Treorchy  courtesy of the local Council with the support of the Rhondda Civic Society.  This innovative and eco-friendly idea may be the start of something really good for the area.

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Roy Paul Blue Plaque Unveiling

On a wet, grey day at the end of the April Easter school holidays, a large group of people met in the small side Street in Gelli, right next to the River Rhondda, for a very special occasion. Outside No.12 Smith Street, the former family home of footballer Roy Paul, we gathered to do homage to a true ‘son of Rhondda’ who rose to great heights in the 1950s by playing for Manchester City Football Club and captaining the side for the 1956 FA Cup Final. The unveiling of a plaque to Roy was made by the Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taff, Cllr. Steve Powderhill, and Roy’s nephew, Alan Curtis, himself a footballer and a former Manager of Swansea City Football Club.

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2019 Quiz Night

Our Annual Quiz Night was held at Treorchy RAFA Pub on Friday the 29th March last with Quiz Mistress Ann Barrett in charge. Although not a large turnout, the evening nevertheless managed to raise £150 towards the Civic Society’s coffers and was a very pleasant evening enjoyed by all who attended.

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2019 AGM Annual Talk

A good turnout of about 40 people for the 2019 Talk at our AGM in Oak Tree Hall, Treorchy on 8th May last. Steve Mackey of the Rhondda Tunnel Society gave us a history of what the Society has achieved to date and what its plans are for the future. Following the Talk, folders were handed out to Members to keep them updated on the Civic Society.



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2018 Rhigos Walk

A Sunday morning high above Rhondda Fawr. As we assemble, above the roadside ridge that towers over the Llyn Fawr reservoir, it and the hills to the north are shrouded in mist, a nod to the advent of Autumn.

This year we are a hardy lot – stalwarts of the RCS, – Chairman David Lewis, Alun Seward, and 3 guests – Cllr. Emyr Webster, his sister and her son, whose ages serve to lower the average.

Undaunted by the limited visibility, we traverse the ridge pathway heading up and west. Soon, the view down the steep slopes to the Llyn, gradually clears allowing the clear light to strike the water, reflect the cloud-base. The deep, narrow pathways command caution, their surface uneven with the fractures of sandstone breaking the surface even at this altitude.

A break to refresh and enjoy the vista now that nature`s curtains have been drawn back, a brief roar of two-stroke engines announce a small company of scramblers, who courteously allow us ample time to set our next course. We climb to the high point at 1,968ft. above sea-level where broad roadways announce man`s intervention in the established forestry. The towering metal pillars of the modern wind turbines are silhouetted against the wide sky-line, their blades turning lazily in the soft breeze.

Now, we stop and pay another tribute, and take a photo of ourselves at the stone that is the Willie Llewellyn memorial, and reflect again on the sad loss of his young life – lost, alone and high above our valley, all those years ago.

This is our turning-point, we’ve passed the boundary-marker of the old Ystradyfodwg Parish, the vented air-strip utilised in 1960’s route. The odd sheep, some delightful wild flowers, whimberries and rare larks – all have featured among the grasses and trees, but we seem to be missing last year`s colourful carpets of mushrooms and toadstools – the little dells are strangely bland.

Arriving back the traffic returns us from an attractive reverie with Nature.

Next year, why not join us for this annual excursion?

Alan Seward


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The Community at War 1914-18

After his cancelled talk last November (due to heavy snowfall), Dave Maddox of Pontypridd Museum will now be giving a talk on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 7pm at Oaktree Hall, Treorchy. Entry is free and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend.

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