Cymdeithas Hanes Resolfen History Society

A web log for the Resolven History Society which publishes articles and stories related to Resolven and the immediate surroundings.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mrs J Blake

Following this month's meeting, Mrs Jacqueline Blake asked if she would be able to give a short address to the Society. Mrs Blake who now lives in Trecynon, grew up in South London however her family once lived in the village. Her grandfather, Elkinhorn James Beezer, had been born in Antigua however he had moved to Resolfen in the 1890s, and despite being the only non white in the community had become totally assimilated. Mrs Blake felt that despite the fact that the family had moved to Cardiff and then London the legacy of life in Resolfen stayed with her father, especially with regards to appreciating the countryside. She felt that the contribution of the Welsh valleys to world civilization needed to be recognised and Resolfen needed to be thanked formally. Some of the members remembered Mrs Blake's grandfather and remarked how integral a part of the community he became.


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