Tony Moon and Steve Mackey will be doing an illustrated talk on the history of the tunnel and an update on progress towards re-opening it. It will be in the Park & Dare Theatre Lounge at 19:00 on Wednesday 17th. April. RTS members are free; non-members £1 entry. The Park & Dare Theatre is in Station Road, Treorchy, CF42 6NL. This is much the same talk that we gave in the G2 Blaengwynfi in January, and have been presenting to local history and civic societies, etc.
These are the two presentations at the AGM and the accounts.
A most useful meeting; very encouraging and great to feel that we have such support. See our presentation. We agree that the Llynfi Valley would benefit, and that benefit could be that much greater if we can re-open the Caerau Tunnel.
Third AGM of the Rhondda Tunnel Society: Wednesday 6th. February 2019
To be held at the Parc & Dare Theatre Lounge, Treorchy at 19:30
A G E N D A
1. Introduction & Apologies
2. Chairman’s Address
3. Treasurer’s Report
5. The Society’s Data Protection Policy
6. Election of Trustees / Main Committee
7. Motions from the Floor
8. New Video Presentation
9. Future Role of the Rhondda Tunnel Society
Graeme Bickerdike, who made some of the videos and still photos of the Rhondda Tunnel has made a 30 min. video of how tunnels like the Rhondda were made. Well worth a watch. Follow this link to see it:
The third AGM of the Rhondda Tunnel Society is to be held in the Parc & Dare Lounge, Treorchy CF42 6NL on Wednesday 6th. February 2019 starting at 19:30. All members are very welcome. New members may join at the door. There will be a report on the great strides that have been taken this year to re-open the tunnel, including a details of the activities that RCT Council are undertaking with funds from the Welsh Government, as well as the usual elections and report of accounts. Please do try to come to the is important meeting.
NOTICE. Over the last week or so, activity in Mr Levi Lyles Field has increased. I would like to know that entering this field to see NOTHING Is putting great strain on Mr Lyle and the relationship the RTS have with him. The land with the COVERED POTAL (The Field) is leased by Mr Lyle and is private land. No one is allowed in there. THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE. IT HAS BEEN COVERED FOR 40YEARS! Please refrain from entering as this could jeopardise the project. RTS. Picture : - Steve Mackey. Just before a further 25 foot of earth was pushed over the Portal.
You are invited to an illustrated talk on the history of the Rhondda Tunnel and progress to date on re-opening it. It will be in the G2 Blaengwynfi at 19:30 on Tuesday 15th. January. Members of RTS free; non-members £1 entry. We plan a similar talk in the Rhondda Valley, date and venue to be announced.
During the Detailed Examination in May this year, Peter Harris, a tunnels expert from the Institute of Civil Engineers, went underground and examined the tunnel. His report on it has been accepted, and it has been added to the list of structures of historic engineering importance. Peter appears on the video that Graeme Bickerdike made of the detailed examination, available from this website (go to media->video->detailed examination). You can read the details of why it is important by following the link below.
Link to ICE Listing of Rhondda Tunnel. You need to download the complete information which gives a history of the tunnel.
At the recent meeting of trustees, it was decided to hold the AGM in February 2019, preferably on 6th. Feb. Our constitution requires that it is held within 15 months of the previous one. The trustees feel that with a number of developments starting at present, it is better to delay it until we have a more complete picture of activities. We shall have more information nearer the time, and announce the date and venue here.