09 November 2010

COFIWN GOCH 4: THE TONYPANDY RIOTS 1910 COMMEMORATION 100th ANNIVERSARY 7th NOV 2010 Events & Activities Foto Tribute Feature.

The Tonypandy Riots 100 years on - Showbiz - Lifestyle - WalesOnline

6 Nov 2010 ... Through Tonypandy Square, past the statue of mine-owner Archibald ... On November 1, all of mid-Rhondda's miners come out on strike – and ...
www.walesonline.co.uk/.../the-tonypandy-riots-100-years-on-91466-27601045/ - Cached

BBC News - Rhondda marks 100th anniversary of Tonypandy Riots

 - 17:53
7 Nov 2010 ... As Rhondda marks 100 years since the Tonypandy Riots, a book by local ...On the nights of 7 and 8 November 1910, striking miners from pits owned .... 8: Jesus statueheadache for builders Watch · 9: Dilemma of China's ...
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11655470 - Cached

Quite a bitterly Cold day but it did not stop an huge number of people turning out for such an important commemoration for an execellent day of numerous events and activities. Before I go on to describe a word about the three pictures below, unfortunatly I forgot to make notes so my information will be incomplete. The cabinet with the brick and picture therein is near the Cafetaria in Asda close by to Tonypandy, the first picture explains much so I will just provide info on the photo of the lady with child in the cabinet. She is the grandmother of Bill Richards who donated the brick for the display, she worked in the Brickworks and at just age 16 she lost her arm in the industrial process of producing the bricks but went on to have six children. 

Such is the stoic heroism of the women of the mining communities as represented by the statue installation close to Asda well worth making a journey to see, an excellent memorialisation of a Mining Community family:

Commemorative statue to the "Mining Communities ofRhondda" Robert Thomas ...
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The Pandy Hotel in Tonypandy

Tonypandy Riots Exhibition in Tonypandy Riot.

There was also a large pavillion pitched in near by car park in which a number of local socities and groups had stalls, of which I forgot to take photos of. Now how did I manage that?

BBC News - Lady of the Lamp statue to return to Tonypandy

15 Oct 2010 ... The Lady with the Lamp monument in Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taf, ... Sleeping miners at the Glamorgan Colliery powerhouse during the 1910 ...www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11544962 - Cached

Rhondda Cynon Taf council has worked with its partners including the Rhondda... the memorial statue paid for by the miners to Archibald Hood the well-known ...
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Lantern Parade from Tonypandy to the Asda Car park

The Day concluded with an evening open air concert on the Asda Car Park, a bit too colf for myself to me hanging around, so back to The Pandy for a Pint well two! Then off and away over the Mountain back to Merthyr, all in all a very good day, if no politics involved but that's alright by me on this occaision of the 100th Anniversary commemoration but no reason why more political Commemorations annot be held in years to come? Maybe an annaual Commemorative Red Remembrance 

College Day with talks, seminars and workshops if prolonged to a weekend event. All part of advancing radical struggle, not least Red Resistence Against Acts of Aggression by the Tories upon Wales, our Communities and People, now that really would be a great tribute to those who fought so couragously againsts tyrrany and oppression during the Cambrian Lock Out 1910 - 11. For further history, see rather buy the most excellent book informed on in post below, well worth it, a great  buy really is!

Tonypandy Riots History Launched

26 Oct 2010 ... The book also looks at the decade which led up to the Riots, examining the vibrant community of Tonypandy which flourished with cinemas, ...
www.rhondda-cynon-taf.gov.uk/.../tonypandyriotshistorylaunched.aspx - Cached

Note there are still to be held a number of events and activities as: 


    29 Oct 2010 ... Tails From The Horse's Mouth is a community play which is to be performed... to commemorate the centenary of the Tonypandy Riots of 1910. ...
    www.buzzmag.co.uk/.../tales-from-the-horses-mouth-theatre-preview/ - Cached
  2. Powerful play captures Tonypandy Riots - Welsh Icons News

    15 Mar 2010 ... Spectacle Theatre's “From The Horses Mouth” has a talented ... Rugby Hero's Tonypandy Riots Mystery A century after the Tonypandy Riots and ...
    www.welshicons.org.uk/.../powerful-play-captures-tonypandy-riots/ - Cached
  3. News | Tonypandy 2010

    1 Nov 2010 ... Miners Hero Remembered In Tonypandy Riots Centenary .... Spectacle Theatre's “From The Horses Mouth” has a talented three-person cast who ...
    www.tonypandy2010.com/news.aspx - Cached
  4. Spectacle Theatre – Tails From The Horses Mouth - News and latest ...

    8 Nov 2010 ... Spectacle Theatre – Tails From The Horses Mouth - News and latest ... to discuss artistic responses to the centenary of the Tonypandy Riots...

Gethin Gruffydd.