Exhibition of "Old Beaufort in Pictures"
Beaufort Hill Miners Welfare Hall held an open day of ‘Old Beaufort in Photographs’ on 4th May 2019. Joining us were members of Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum, Glyn Protheroe, a very skilled local artist and Representatives from The Ebbw Vale branch of North Gwent Gwent Family History.
The event was extremely well attended by members of the public from Beaufort and the surrounding area throughout the day. Those who attended were treated to a display of almost 300 old photographs of Beaufort and the surrounding areas. They were also afforded the opportunity to delve into their family history and also discover more about the industrial background of the area relating to the Beaufort Ironworks and Beaufort Brickworks. Following the positive feedback received from the public, it is proposed to organise another open day next year. If anyone has any old photographs or artefacts they would be prepared to share with us please get in touch.
Below, are comments made on Facebook by just some of the many visitors to the Open Day :-
Vicky Louise Bloor - Really enjoyed looking at all the photos in the exhibition. Was so nice to hear about a bit of history from other guests there too.
Carolyn Meyrick - Lovely day.Thank you for the memories
Alyson Jarrett - Great day, so many memories, thank you for putting it on
Joanne Stent -I really enjoyed looking at all the pics and realising how much has changed. Thanks for putting it on.
Louise Protheroe Davies - It was great, we really enjoyed it
Sheila Jones - Yes, Howard really enjoyed it
Jeffrey Palmer - Well Done, it was worth travelling from the Swansea Valley
To find out more about the Ebbw Vale branch of North Gwent Family History, please click HERE
SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER 2022 - A second exhibition was held of "Old Beaufort & District in Pictures"
A message from the event organiser Cerys Foley :-
Thank you to everyone who came along to see the exhibition and thus supported our community hall. Thank you Suzanne Jones and Simon Gregory for organising representations from The Ebbw Vale Works Museum and Gwent Family History ( Ebbw Vale Branch)
Sadly, Gwent Archives were unable to get there….. there’s always next time
I attended the exhibition today and i enjoyed it very much. I have seen lots of the photos you had on display on facebook but there were lots of photos I haven't seen. I found out something I had wondered about for years, where Beaufort Station had stood. So I'm happy that I know now. Thank you for putting on such a lovely display.
We had a great time today and I got to meet a few of our members too.It was lovely to meet you all x
My husband and daughter enjoyed
It was an excellent exhibition
Wonderful Exhibition and great to meet up with friends and new neighbours to the Area.