Series 6 - Tŷ Toronto and the valleys

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Tŷ Toronto and the valleys


  • 1963-1985 (Creation)

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17 folders, 1 envelope

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In 1973 a 'Call to the Valleys' went out from Aberfan, as the beginning of a mission to all of the Valleys. At the forefront of this mission was Tŷ Toronto. Established in Aberfan in 1967 it was founded with money sent from the Welsh in Toronto to help the community after the coal pit disaster. The aim of the Call was to extend the work of Tŷ Toronto and to use the experience gained after the disaster, and the new centre in Aberfan to serve a wider community. The main purpose of the Call was to declare 1974 the 'Year of the Valleys'. As part of the Call and the activities of the 'Year of the Valleys' as many as 15 conferences were held to discuss issues relating to the many social and economic hardships found in the Valleys.

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Papers relating to the begining of Tŷ Toronto's wider work in the valleys, 1963-1971; papers relating to the grants received by Tŷ Toronto, 1972-1983; records of interviews held by Erastus Jones, 1972-1979, and correspondence concerning the same, 1979-1983; papers relating to the conferences on the history of the valleys, 1973-1985; reports, papers and notes concerning Tŷ Toronto's work, 1972-1979; and Tŷ Toronto publications, 1974-1978.

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Preferred citation: 6

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