What have the Romans ever done for us? If that question was asked in Gelligaer then the answer would be "quite a lot actually!"
But more importantly the question that the Cwm a Mynydd team asked the local heritage groups recently was ‘What has the treaty of Rome ever done for us?’ and the answer to that was again quite a lot.
The Treaty of Rome was the European directive that established the Rural Development Programme and it’s through its funding that the Cwm a Mynydd team can work with networks including the Heritage Network to develop project ideas to support local groups.
Rural and cultural heritage plays a significant role in the development of this local area. It is from this fine land rich with minerals and natural resources that the industrial revolution sprang and lead to the South Wales Valleys being the largest exporter of steam coal in the world.
Post heavy industrial Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent sees the return to the green and pleasant land of our forefathers and with the establishment of the new Heritage Network, ideas for promotional activity and projects can be brought together.
The Heritage Network will now form part of the regular heritage group meetings and any ideas for project can be discussed. More information about the work of Cwm a Mynydd can be found on our social media pages or by calling 01443 838632 or by emailing email@example.com