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 Evening Express (Third Edition) 14th November 1905
LLANHARAN FATALITY At the Meiros Colliery, Llanharan, on Monday Edward Hughes was instantly killed by a stone falling from the roof. Deceased was 26 years of age, and leaves a widowed mother.
- From the Evening Express (First Edition) 14th June 1905
LLANHARAN. EIGHT MALE VOICE PARTIES COMPETE. The thirteenth annual eisteddfod at Llanharan on Tuesday proved as great a success as any of its predecessors, and attracted a crowd of about 2,500 visitors ..... (part extract).....
- From the Evening Express (First Edition) 7th November 1893
LLANHARAN LONG BOOK. Mr. Blandy Jenkins Makes an Interesting Discovery. "Morien" writes:—All Cambro-British antiquarians in all parts of the world will rejoice to learn that the Llyvr Hir Llanharan" (the Llanharan Long Book) has been discovered in the library there by Mr. Blandy Jenkins, the present owner of the Llanharan Estates. It is a book of MSS., containing] about 500 leaves, written in the ancient engrossing style, and very difficult to read, unless one is well versed in the peculiar orthography of the days of Shakspeare, in which the book was written. This great and most important book was originally discovered in the Llanharan House library, early in the present century, .... (part extract).....
- From the Evening Express (Extra Special Edition) 21st August 1907
LLANHARAN CLUB RAIDED. Inspector Benjamin Evans and some constables on Monday night raided the Llanharan ConstitutionaJ Club, seized the books and documents, and took the names of between twenty and thirty men found on the premises.
- From the Evening Express (First Edition) 3rd August 1904
LLANHARAN FLOWER SHOW The second annual Llanharan Flower Show was held in delightful weather in Llanharan Park an Tuesday, when the exhibits and attendance were all that could be desired. The principal awards were as follow:- .... (part extract).....
- From the Evening Express (Fourth Edition) 17th September 1906
LLANHARAN PIT MISHAP. A mishap occurred at the Meiros Colliery, Llanharian, on Saturday afternoon. About half-past one the shaft of the winding engine broke and rendered the cage useless. There were about 200 men in the pit at the time, and they had to be brought up through the airway. The process of raising the men in buckets, two or three at a time, was a tedious one, and it was nearly ten o'clock when the last man was brought up. It is expected that the pit will be stopped for two or three days.