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The Aber Valley Heritage Group was established several years ago by a committee of local volunteers, keen to preserve the rich heritage of the communities within the Aber Valley.

This website aims to give you all the latest news of our project’s development, including any upcoming events, how you can support us and details of our developing plans to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Universal Colliery Explosion in 2013.

The Universal Colliery in Senghenydd was the scene of the largest mining disaster in British history, when in 1913, 440 men and boys (including one rescue worker) lost their lives in a devastating explosion. This followed a previous disaster in 1901 where 81 colliery workers were also killed.

In recent years the committee have established a Heritage Museum situated within Senghenydd Community Centre on Gwern Avenue. Although the museum is largely devoted to commemorating these explosions it also documents the wider history of the Valley, including the Windsor Colliery, the sporting achievements of local residents, the old shops and buildings, memories of community events and the community’s involvement in the World Wars.

If you have any photos or memories about the Aber Valley please e-mail senghen.heritage@btconnect.com - this will help us show a world wide audience about the rich history of the Aber Valley.  

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Mining Memorial

Senghenydd Remembered Service 2016

Join us at our annual memorial service on Friday 14th October at 10am for the miners who lost their lives in the Universal Colliery Disaster of 1913.




Latest news

Senghenydd Mining Disaster search for £12m relief fund

Date 6th March 2017

We made the news today in regard to the whereabouts of the remainder of the money raised following the 1913 disaster. 

Get the whole story here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-39154900


Huge thanks

Aber Valley Heritage would like to extend a huge thank you to the Bridgend and District Motorcycle Club who visited recently and very kindly donated £100 to the Museum. All donations we receive make a difference. 







Aber Valley Heritage Museum
Gwern Avenue
CF83 4HA
Tel: 02920 830445
E-mail:  senghen.heritage@btconnect.com