Photos from Nantyglo, Wales, Days in Nanty Glo, Pa., October 2000, now online.
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Photos from Nantyglo, Wales, Days in Nanty Glo, Pa., October 2000, now online.
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Report about Nantyglo, Wales exhibit

In March 2000 the Borough Council of Blaenau Gwent, in Wales, held a Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania Exhibit for the people of the area to see our Nanty Glo. Subsequently, Mr. Trevor Rowson, a historian of Nantyglo, Wales, and Doug and Doreen Mills, the Mayor and Mayoress of Nantyglo & Blaina, Wales, sent items to the Nant-Y-Glo Tri Area Museum & Historical Society. Among the items were books, pens, a clock, a doll, a cookbook, pins, photos, and newspaper clippings.

The Nant-Y-Glo Tri Area Museum & Historical Society celebrated Nantyglo, Wales, on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, 2000, at the Nanty Glo Library. The display included pictures of Nantyglo, Wales, and the items sent from Wales. We also had Welsh music, Welsh cookies, and a video from Wales.

We also had pictures from the Bill Martin collection of Nanty Glo, PA available for sale.

Mr. Art Price also donated his Welsh collection for viewing. Someone came to our display wearing a Welsh T-shirt and another came with a Welsh flag, which we put on display as part of the exhibit. Several people came sharing information on their family and telling stories of the past. We had a raffle and gave away a clock from Wales, a ball cap with the society logo, and a T-shirt with the society's logo. It was a great two days.

Here's a recipe for popular Welsh Tea Cakes

3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening

Work as a pie dough, then add:
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 egg
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 box currants (or raisins)
1 cup sugar

Work dough. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. More milk can be added if needed. Use a glass or cookie cutter to cut into rounds about 1-1/2 inch in diameter. Fry at 350 degrees like a pancake. Grease griddle only once.

Do not over work dough or it will become tough. Store in covered container to keep soft.

—Donna Davis

Webmaster's note: Click here for the Home Page's report on the Nanty Glo PA days in Wales, in March 2000, and photos and text from your webmaster's visit to Nantyglo, Wales, in October 1999. Historical and geographical note: Nantyglo, Wales, is now a section of the town of Blaenau Gwent, Wales, a short distance from the largest cities in that part of the United Kingdom, Cardiff and Newport, and about two to three hours by train west of London, England. Nantyglo, Wales, was a coal and iron boomtown in the early years of the 19th century, about a century before our own boomtown years. Click here for a page of maps showing the distance between the two Nantyglos and Nantyglo's position in the United Kingdom.



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