There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people
- From The Cardiff Times 1st February 1879
BONVILSTON. AN EISTEDDFOD was held on Monday, in aid of Carmel Independent Chapel. The adjudicators were on singing, Mr H. Bassett (Alawr Fro) and Mr R. Lougher (Eos Carvan); on the essays and recitations, the Rev. J. Davies (Tai Hirion). The Rev. J. Thomas, Carmel, presided. The following was the programme :— ......(part extract).....
- From the Evening Express (Sports Edition) 3rd June 1905
BONVILSTON. On Saturday Bonvilston were paid a visit by Spillers Cricket Club, and, on the whole, had a very pleasant game, though without a definite result. The game ended in a draw. ......(part extract).....
- From The Western Mail 9th September 1895
BONVILSTON CHURCH. THE TOWER BEING RESTORED. The tower of Bonvilston Church (on the road between Cardiff and Cowbridge), which is in such a dangerous condition, has at last been taken in hand, and the work of restoration has been commenced. The fine peal of bells - one of the finest in the country—will also be rehung. The work of restoration has men entrusted to Mr. Charles B Fowler, F.R.I.B.A., of Cardiff, the contractor being Mr. W. A. James, of Cowbridge.
- From the Evening Express (Special Edition) 28th December 1907
SOCIAL AT BONVILSTON A social evening was spent in the Bonvilston Reading-room. Through the generosity of The Mackintosh of Mackintosh, the room has lately been greatly extended. A dance also took place. Refreshments were supplied at intervals, the arrangements being carried out in an efficient manner by the young ladies of the village. Mrs. Allan and Miss P. Richards were at the piano. Encouraged by the success of the evening, the committee hope to arrange many such functions.
- From the South Wales Daily News 14th July 1887
BONVILSTON PICNIC.—The church choir of the above place had their picnic on Tuesday, when, by the generosity of Mr and Mrs Christie, of Bonvilstone Cottage, they were conveyed in brakes to Porthcawl. where, on their arrival, they were entertained to lunch.