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Maerdy in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg
For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives
The church is dedicated to All Saints, is in the Benefice of Ferndale with Maerdy, and the diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference ST974985.
|Anglican Parish Registers
|No Registers have been deposited yet
|Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
||OS Map Ref
|Bethania, Calvinistic Methodist
||1902-1911, 1942, 1947-1989
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You can see the administrative areas
in which Maerdy has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS974984 (Lat/Lon: 51.674924, -3.485242), Maerdy which are provided by:
The People's Collection Wales site has material for this area, use the onsite search box
Mardy-Rhondda Colliery on the Miners' Advice site
Maerdy Colliery on the Welsh Coal Mines site
Maerdy Community Study on the South Wales Coalfield Collection site - details of oral interviews
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Maerdy Lodge 1886-1959 "was a branch of the National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area). Maerdy Lodge represented the interests of miners working at Mardy Colliery. In 1919, Arthur Lewis Horner was elected checkweigher of the colliery and as such became a member of the Lodge committee. A noted socialist, Horner encouraged the Lodge to support the Communist Party of Great Britain. The Lodge became increasingly political and soon earned the nickname of 'Little Moscow' as a result of its strong relationship with the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) and the Soviet Union. ....................................."
- Maerdy Workmen's Hall and Institute "Minute books 1918-1939, 1946-1957; financial records 1918-1964; Secretary's correspondence and papers 1923-1957."