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 Glamorgan Gazette 21st May 1909
LLANHARRY. Llansannor and. Llanharry School Childrens Concert.—Another of these popular concerts, so much appreciated in the locality, was given at the school, under the- direction of the master and mistress, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. C. Davies. Every item of the programme, which consisted of part songs, action songs, choruses, recitations, sketches, etc., was well received and deservedly applauded, especially the action, songs by the infants, who sang and performed with commendable zeal and intelligence. The Schoolroom was packed to its utmost capacity, several persons being unable to gain admission ....(part extract).......
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 27th April 1894
LLANHARRY. EMIGRATION.—The sons and daughters of the fair village of Llanharry who have left for the colonies and other distant parts of the earth since the good old days when the generous William Hopkin and varied industries in which he speculated, flourished, could be numbered by the dozens, and many formerly well-kept cottages now lie in ruins, and remind one of Goldsmith's Deserted Village. A short time ago Messrs Rees and John Maddocks, sons of Mrs Maddocks, y Fronwen, and grandchildren of the late well-known and respected Mr Thomas Morgan, Sker, together with Mr David Davies, son of Mr J. Davies, Windmill Farm, Llanharry, and the Ogmore Vale Hotel, left for Johannesburg, South Africa. ....(part extract).......
- From The Western Mail 19th January 1870
LLANHARRY. FALL OF A HOUSE.—One of the consequences of the late storms and severe weather was the sudden fall of a house in this village on Saturday morning last, about 2 o'clock. The inmates, Miss Bosser and household, had retired to rest as usual on Friday night, in a part of the house which, fortunately, was left standing; and, about the above- mentioned hour, the whole of the rest of the premises, with. out the least warning, fell down with a crash. The shop was included in the ruins. Had the usual occupants of the shop been at their posts, as in the daytime, two deaths at least would have had to be recorded. The pecuniary loss is extensive.
- From The Western Mail 8th July 1870
LLANHARRY. EXTRAORDINARY FREAK OF NATURE.-The manners and customs of bees have been from time immemorial the study and amusement of philosophic and inquiring minds; but still new wonders of this curious insect world occur to observation. A short time ago a large swarm of bees was missed from an apiary in this village, and by the owners given up for lost, when on Monday last the landlord of the Colliers' Arms, having occasion to refer to an empty half barrel in the rear of the premises found it tenanted by the swarm of bees in active employment, the swarm having entered by the tap-hole, which now serves for their ingress and egress. The circumstance is not only remarkable from a naturalist's point of view, as showing the decided anti-teetotal propensities of the honey bee, but valuable, too, as a testimonial to the excellent quality of the "nut brown" retailed by the host of the "Colliers." Also, it is evident that the fortunate possessor has only to wait till the bees fill the kilderkin, then, watching for a happy moment, when the bees are all out gathering honey, cork up the hole, Substitnte an empty cask for the full one, to preserve a succession of crops, forward the cask of honey per rail to Fortnum and Mason, realise the value, and encourage the arrangement as a family heirloom and annuity.
- From The Cardiff Times 7th September 1907
LLANHARRY IRON ORE MINES Finding of Ore. The sinking of these mines is now making progress. Pieces of good hematite ore have just been found, which are considered a favourable indication- A survey is being made of the district from the new shaft to the Great Western Railway at Llantrisant station with a view to erecting an aerial ropeway for carrying the ore to the various works.