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    Default Mynyddbach Chapel -district of Swansea

    Does anyone know anything about Mynyddbach Chapel in the Swansea Valley area? My mother Mary Griffiths married my father Thomas Baden Roberts there in 1928. I'm interested in knowing if the chapel is still open and where it is/ or was located. If anyone has been researching the chapel history/ records I would appreciate any information of where best to start my search.

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    Hello Terry,

    Have you seen this page on GENUKI's Chapel database? Scroll down to about half way to find the entry and where to find the records.

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    Thanks Jan -

    I've followed your advice and just printed out the info which will keep me busy for a while. You're a gem!!

    Terry

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    You're welcome.

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    Default Mynyddbach Chapel, Swansea

    Hi
    I have recently joined this Bulletin Board and spotted your enquiry of some years ago.

    I wonder if you resolved your query?

    Mynyddbach chapel can be found on Ordnance Survey maps at OS Grid Reference 264878 197855 and the chapel and its changing envions can be viewd on the various early versions of OS maps by using the above reference on http://www.
    old-maps.co.uk

    Information on the chapel can be found at:
    http://www.mynyddbachchapel.com & http://treboethhistorygroup.com

    Regards, John
    Last edited by Jan1954; 11-02-2012 at 8:10 PM. Reason: Url edited of commercial website. Please read the Terms of Service.

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    THanks John
    I visited the chapel last summer, the building still stands but is no longer used as a place of worship. The graveyard is difficult to get around due the overgrown weeds etc.
    Thanks again for showing an interest

    Terry

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    Terry,

    Mynyddbach Chapel, Swansea, south west Wales, now has it's own website: http://www . mynyddbachchapel . com

    There is both an email address and a telephone number shown for enquiries.

    Quote Originally Posted by forestlea65 View Post
    Snip, Snip, .. .. .. The graveyard is difficult to get around due the overgrown weeds etc. .. ..
    Considerable efforts are being been made to open-up parts of the graveyards. It would appear that the area nearest the chapel has been cleared first, and since the perfomance of "Calon Lan" by 'Only Boys Aloud' on the telly, a path has been cleared and sign-posted to the grave of Daniel James its author.

    Regards, John,
    Swansea south west Wales.

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    Cool Mynyddbach Chapel

    Many thanks John for the interesting information about Mynyddbach Chapel, especially the news about their website.

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    Hi, I realise that this is a long shot but you never know your luck.....
    I don't suppose your mother was related to a 'Peggy' Griffiths who married William Derby in 1927? Peggy was from Wales and William was a sailor from East London.
    Told you it was a long shot......lol.
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    Hi Nicola
    Thanks for the info - as far as I can tell there is no Peggy related to my mother, but who knows I may be wrong as it's always a surprise when you're researching to find something you never expected. Appreciate your interset.

    Terry

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