Our Story

The Nanty Glo website was established as a not-for-profit and free-to-use community website in 1997 by Jon Kennedy, a local native who began writing for the Journal while in high school and was its editor from 1962 to 1964 while attending Johnstown College (now UPJ). The website continues to serve the community with thousands of discrete pages, one of the earliest blogs established on the World Wide Web, and several hundred films and video clips. It is now kept in trust for the local historical and museum society.

Source: wikipedia.org

Cultural references

Both Time and Life magazines did stories on Nanty Glo as their prime exhibit for their coverage of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt‘s taking control of the nation’s coal mines after mine workers defied a congressional law by going on strike at the height of World War Two. The May 10, 1943, edition of Life features a photo essay by Alfred Eisenstaedt of miners’ everyday lives in Nanty Glo.[9]

The Library of Congress has an extensive collection of photographs taken in a public works program of the mines and miners in Nanty Glo and nearby mining towns, taken during the Great Depression.[10]

Source: wikipedia.org

Meet the staff

Jon Kennedy

Is the Founder, Nanty Glo Home Page.