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 22nd March 1884
RUDRY. ACCIDENT.—On Saturday, at the Rudry Colliery, whilst a collier named A. Gibbs (married), a resident of Caerphilly, was working in his stall, a piece of coal, weighing nearly 20 cwt, fell from the roof, crushing his right leg. He was conveyed to his home, when Dr. W. C. Price attended to his injuries
- From the South Wales Daily News 31st December 1890
RUDRY. POST-OFFICE NOTICE.—A post-office has been opened at Rudry for the sale of stamps, registration of letters, and parcel-post business. Collections will be made at 9.30 a.m. and 5.15 p.m. on week days only.
- From the South Wales Daily News 7th October 1887
RUDRY. A PROLIFIC SOW.—On Wednesday a sow belonging to Mr Joseph Edwards, Penywain, Rudry, near Caerphilly, gave birth to a litter of 18 pigs, all living and doing remarkably well. Last year she gave birth to the same number, and the year before to 12. Thus, in three years she has bred 48 pigs
- From the Weekly Mail 24th January 1880
RUDRY. TITHE AUDIT.—On Monday the Rev. W. Williams, rector of Bedwas and Rudry, held his annual tithe audit at the Griffin Inn, Rudry, when a great many farmers came together. After business was done an excellent dinner was served by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis. The usual loyal toasts followed, and Mr. Williams addressed the company on the present agricultural depression.
- From the South Wales Daily News 14th July 1891
RUDRY. MINERS' MEETING.—A largely-attended meeting of the Rudry-Merthyr Colliery workmen was held on the Rudry Mountain Recreation Grounds on Saturday. The colliery representatives- Messrs Evan Griffiths and Edmund Morgan- gave an interesting account of the work done at the delegate meetings of the Caerphilly Miners' Association, and reported very minutely on the cases now in dispute before the executive council of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Colliery Workmen's Federation. .....(part extract).......