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The funeral of the founder of the Nos Galan Road Races takes place

The funeral of the founder of the Nos Galan Road Races has been held in Mountain Ash.

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Bernard Baldwin MBE, who died earlier this month at the age of 91, started the race in 1958 to celebrate the life and achievements of 18th century Welsh runner Guto Nyth Brân.

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Mr Baldwin was awarded an MBE in 1971 for his services to British athletics .

Funeral of Nos Galan Road Races founder to be held

The funeral of the founder of the Nos Galan Road Races will be held later today.

Bernard Baldwin was born in Barry in 1925. Credit: Rhondda Cynon Taf Council

Bernard Baldwin MBE, who died earlier this month at the age of 91, started the race in 1958 to celebrate the life and achievements of 18th century Welsh runner Guto Nyth Brân.

Over the years the race has had various formats and originally took place at midnight, but the current race is held in the evening of New Year's Eve and takes in three circuits of Mountain Ash, starting in Henry Street and ending in Oxford Street by the Guto Nyth Brân statue.

Bernard Baldwin was given the freedom of Rhondda Cynon Taf in 2014.

Mr Baldwin was awarded an MBE in 1971 for his services to British athletics and in 2014 was given the freedom of Rhondda Cynon Taf in recognition of the legacy created by the race.

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Family tribute to Rhondda man killed in car crash

The family of a 53-year-old man who died in a crash on the A37 near Bristol last week has released a moving tribute.

Stephen Lewis died last Monday. Credit: Family photo

Stephen Lewis, from Rhondda Cynon Taf, died when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with several other vehicles on the A37 at Hursley Hill, around 6am on Monday 14 November.

Stephen was the life and soul of the party.

He will be sadly missed by family, friends and all who knew him.

– Family statement

Treasure found in Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon Taf

Credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

An Early Bronze Age Hoard from Coity Higher Community, Bridgend and two Late Bronze Age hoards from Llanharan Community, Rhondda Cynon Taf have been declared treasure by H.M. Coroner for Bridgend and the Glamorgan Valleys.

The Early Bronze Age hoard was discovered by Mr Paul Howells in May 2015, while he was metal-detecting in a field in Coity Higher Community, Bridgend.

Two Late Bronze hoards were found in Llanharan. One hoard of bronze tools and weapons was discovered in March 2015. The discovery was made by four different finders during a metal-detecting rally held on farm land.

A second hoard of bronze tools was discovered in April 2016

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