Great progress over the past two year

~ Japanese Knotweed under control ~

~ Repair work to Carmarthen Road retaining wall complete ~

~ Chapel burial register reveals 3,000+ burials from 1869 to 1986 ~

~ Regular schedule of volunteer activity ~

~ new content added including stories of those buried at babell ~



The Babell Chapel graveyard in Cwmbwrla is getting some much-needed help.

Since the Babell Chapel was demolished and the graveyard deconsecrated its been neglected...

...but things are changing!



There are record of the lives and deaths of over 3,000 people who died between 1867 and 1995. Many of the dead would have worked in the local industries of coal mining, steel smelting, copper smelting and tin plating, but there are also designated war graves

lives & history

hughes brothers - ww1 heroes

hughes brothers - ww1 heroes

hughes brothers - ww1 heroes


1916 & 1918 - Edward Llewellyn Hughes and Brinley Clement Hughes:  two local brothers who answered the call of country and lost their lives in the first world war

William lewis - lewys afan

hughes brothers - ww1 heroes

hughes brothers - ww1 heroes


1887 - Author of the Tinman's companion and local labour activist

Mary ann thomas

hughes brothers - ww1 heroes

Mary ann thomas


1904 - Lost her husband Benjamin in a mining accident and was left to raise three children, the youngest of which was 6 weeks old

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