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Partner and Stakeholder Meeting. Ammanford Miners Theatre 14 th December 2007. “This is Our Heritage” 2007 Gareth Kiddie. This is Our Heritage. Aims: Help community heritage groups develop Interpretation Plans Link plans to the over-arching theme:

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partner and stakeholder meeting

Partner and Stakeholder Meeting

Ammanford Miners Theatre

14th December 2007

this is our heritage
This is Our Heritage

Aims:

  • Help community heritage groups develop Interpretation Plans
  • Link plans to the over-arching theme:

‘Wales the first industrial nation…created by genius, moulded from the land, crafted by many hands’

  • Establish a ‘network’ of community heritage interpretation projects
activities results
Activities & Results
  • Over 70 individuals attending workshops
  • 22 community groups developing heritage interpretation plans
  • 18 plans complete and seeking funding or being implemented
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‘This is Our Heritage’

Project locations

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‘This is Our Heritage’

Project locations

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troedyrhiw communities first
Troedyrhiw Communities First
  • Partnership project with Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
  • Aims:
    • Encouraging community involvement in local heritage conservation
    • Attracting visitors by making the most of proximity to existing walking & cycling trails
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Troedyrhiw Communities First
  • Themes:
    • Pioneering feats
    • Extraordinary people
    • Rich community life
  • Interpretation planned:
    • Interpretive panels
    • Heritage trail leaflet
    • Education resource pack
    • Guided walk training
    • Website & book

The Ironmaster’s House

Trevithick’s Engine

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‘This is Our Heritage’

Project locations

New expressions of interest

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programme
Programme
  • Workshops programme
    • 17th & 24th January (Barry & Merthyr)
    • 28th February (Swansea)
    • 20th March (Blaenavon)
  • Interpretation plans to HERIAN by end of March
  • Deadline for ‘Expressions of Interest’ is 19th December!!
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Welcome to Our Heritage

Croeso i’n Treftadaeth

MAE’R DYSTYSGRIF HON I DYSTIOLAETHU FOD

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT

«Name»……………………

HAS QUALIFIED AS A YN DEILWNG O’R

WELCOME HOST AND TEITL CYFAILL CROESO

IS COMMITTED TO AC YN YMRODDEDIG I

THE OBJECTIVES OF AMCANION Y

THE WELCOME HOST CYNLLUN CROESO

PROGRAMME

Date………….. Deunydd…….

project aims
Project Aims
  • To encourage people to explore southern Wales and to discover the peoples stories
  • By siting the kiosks at key attractions – to encourage visits to less known sites
  • To encourage use of public transport, walking, etc
operational sites
Operating

Merthyr TIC

Cardiff TIC

Cyfarthfa Castle

Cynon Museum

Rhondda Heritage Park

Blaina Museum

World Heritage Centre

Festival Park

Aberdulais Falls

Ynysfach Engine House

Coming shortly

Dare Valley Country Park

Parc and Dare Theatre

Parc Bryn Bach

Big Pit

Good Feedback

Operational sites
trail of light update
An initiative to celebrate the story of

industrial South Wales

Through floodlighting buildings and historic features in the landscape

With traditional architectural feature lighting, artwork installations and a Festival of Light.

Trail of Light Update
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Trail of Light Update
  • Contract let to Gobbsmak Design
  • Detailed designs, drawings, plans being prepared for 5 sites:
    • Aberdare: Gadlys Ironworks & Coliseum
    • Tredegar: Nye Bevan Stones, Tredegar Clock Tower & 9 Arches Viaduct
design concept tredegar clock tower
Enhanced lighting scheme for this

restored landmark

Traditional approach - sympathetic

to character and location

Anniversary year in 2008

Design Concept Tredegar Clock Tower
design concept 9 arches
Design Concept – 9 Arches
  • Solar scheme proposed
  • A465 elevation lit with feature lights highlighting arches / new railings
design concept nye bevan stones
Interactive scheme

Solar panels provide light supply which changes colour / effect in response to noise levels

50th anniversary year for NHS in 2008 - may be appropriate to launch at this site

Design Concept - Nye Bevan Stones
design concept gadlys ironworks complex
Design Concept – Gadlys Ironworks Complex
  • Substantial scheme lighting up facades from engine house to Museum
  • Proposed that it will be powered by ‘green energy’ from RCTBC’s power supplier.
design concept the coliseum
Design Concept : The Coliseum
  • Art deco approach, reflecting architecture and design of building
  • Floodlighting to front elevation / entrance
  • Powered by ‘green energy’ from RCTBC’s power supplier
bringing our past to the centre stage interpretation through performance pilot val williams
“Bringing Our Past to the Centre Stage” – Interpretation through Performance PilotVal Williams
green network
Green Network
  • Aims to improve the urban environment for community recreational use, to increase the biodiversity interest, and to involve the local communities.
  • Successful strong partnership of statutory and community sectors
  • Green Network as a partnership has secured in excess of £1.5million pounds of grant funding in the last three years
  • Genwen Quarry is a site that has been identified by the partnership for regeneration
genwen quarry
Genwen Quarry
  • Situated in the village of Bynea, south east of Llanelli
  • Site of mining & quarrying operations
  • Cornish Beam End Pumping House
  • Site that has become a tipping ground and has the serious issues with Japanese Knotweed
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Genwen Quarry
  • A feasibility study was undertaken March 2004 by Wardell Armstrong
  • A master plan for the landscape regeneration produced
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Genwen Quarry
  • With Herian support the Green Network Partnership has researched and produced a Local Interpretation Plan of the site
  • With the help of Local Historical Groups
  • Historical Reference Books
  • Helped to secure funding
  • Lead to group winning the Media4Award
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Unearth the hidden treasures of the Genwen-

the birth of the Industrial Revolution in

Carmarthenshire

Mining &

Quarrying

Transport

Development

Family

Dynasties

Industrial

Revolution—Bynea & the Outside World

Bynea-

The Story

Chauncey

Townsend

Johnah Rhys—Pig

Farmer, Lay preacher & Father of Welsh Rubgy

Mining

Romans

Bell Pit

Slant

Deep Shaft

Tram Road

Pencoed Colliery

Evans & Beyon tram road

David Treithick’s

Steam Engine

Stepney

Family

Export of Engineering expertise to the rest of the world

The Canal

Yspitty Canal

River Loughor

Golden Grove

Vaughans

Red Cow Innslates —

Steel workers for beer

Quarrying

Genwen

Glynea Brick Works

Use of Stone in Village

Copperworks

Leadworks

Tinplate

General

Warde

The Railway

!st Railway line

Llanelly Railway & Dock

Company

Loughor Rail Disaster

Stayby Inn & Toll House

Crossing the river

The people who worked in these industries and their stories & disasters

R.J. Neville

Inventions & Innovations

Water Pumping

Production of Pure Metals

Maggie Jones—

Last Coal fired Chippie

Shipping

Export of Coal

Bornville

Environmental Impact &

reclamation

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Genwen Quarry
  • Funding (CCW, WAG, Cydcoed, 1Fund)
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Mining Survey’s
  • Community Consultation on final design plans
the upper tawe valley
The Upper Tawe Valley

‘If anyone has travelled further,

it is because they have followed in the footsteps

of industrial giants!’

the project
The Project
  • Aims:
    • Enhance understanding of the heritage of the Upper Tawe Valley
    • Provide improved access to local heritage sites
    • Promote the area to a wider audience
themes
Themes
  • Geological treasures
  • Transport development
  • Giants of the Industrial Revolution
  • The ‘silicon valley’ of its time
  • Transformation of the landscape and of the lives of people
the red flag

The Red Flag

3G’s Merthyr Tydfil / Penywaun Community First Group