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VE Day: Maerdy remembers

  1. Nicola Hendy

Maerdy memorial to Miners unveiled

A memorial to those who were killed whilst working in the coal industry has finally been unveiled in the Rhonnda Valley. Hundreds of people marched through Maerdy today to pay their respects to those miners who died in the 1885 colliery disaster.


Wales snow: Snow families, sculptures and sledging

Kallum, Kody, Kian, Daniel and Samuel with their 'snow family' in Maerdy Credit: Viewer's picture/Owain Rees
Igloos on Anglesey? Kelly from Caergeiliog is leading the way Credit: Viewer's picture/Kelly
Another igloo in Merthyr Tydfil - the result of a 'very productive snow day', writes Sarah Williams Credit: Viewer's picture/Sarah Williams
Lowri and Aoibheann are all smiles as they enjoy the snow in Ystrad Mynach Credit: Viewer's picture/Natasha Ryan-Jones


Church in Wales 'sorry' Maerdy church will close

The Church in Wales say they are disappointed to hear that the parishioners of the All Saints Church in Maerdy have decided not to take up their offer to take over the running of the church but say the news is understandable.

The Representative Body of the Church in Wales which owns All Saints Church say they offered to lease the building in March but are still waiting for a response. A spokeswoman added they would be willing to meet and discuss any concerns they have about the lease.

When All Saints closed, the Church in Wales continued to provide services in Maerdy for six months at the Community Centre but as no one came, that was discontinued. However, Maerdy is still cared for pastorally by the parish priest.

The Church in Wales is currently reviewing its ministry across the whole of the country in order to see how it can best use its resources to serve people in the 21st Century.

– Church in Wales spokeswoman