When I was in school County Grammar/Pen-yDre in the late 60s/early 70s, the Dean's daughter was in my class (Sara Owen). I seem to remember the church had a hall a bit further up the road and the Rectory was next to a playground which is now the school.
Reply to Ken Re: >>I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW, WHO TONY C IS, MUST HAVE GROWN UP AROUND MY TIME. KEN<< Hi Ken, I used to live in Horse Street in Dowlais until mid 60's, and went to Dowlais infants, and Juniors if that's any any help to you. Cheers. Tony.
Started getting totally confused as my great great grandparents Arthur Lewis and Fanny DelaHaye were married at St John's Church in 1901 (Church Street, Penydarren) as they and her parents lived in Church Street, Penydarren.
Glamorgan Family History Society found found the burial of a William Delahaye of Church Street, Penydarren at St John's Church, Dowlais on 20th October 1919 aged 76. He was Fanny's father. Hence now I understnad there is a small burail ground there as St John's in Penydarren is also for sale and in a simiar state of disrepair.
I remember the Church and it IS a great pity that the Church authorities have allowed it to fall into the state it has. It Should have been saved as a Church/community centre even if it meant making some alterations. It was the centre of Dowlais.
I was in the choir, was confirmed there in 1977, went to Sunday school... A Mrs Williams to the money for a savings club. And the church was a little further up past the stables, this is now the current church.
Hi, I am having a hard time trying to find out where my ancestors are burried in Dowlais. I have 3 of their dates of death, and I know they were married in the Zoar Chapel, but I was told they were not buried in the Pant Cemetery, and to check the church grave yards. Does Zoar Chapel have a Chapel ? I also know that one my ancestors marriage records states "rite of the Independents". Is that a different church?
this is the original email I sent out.
Hi, I was hoping someone in Dowlais could help me. my ancestors lived in Dowlais and I contacted the Pant Cemetery in regards to my Rees ancestors who lived on Bryn Sion st. Mr. Smith of the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (which is responsible for that cemetery), emailed me stating my Rees ancestors were not buried there and to check the Dowlais church grave yards. I have the dates of death of my Rees family, but the record does not say where they were buried in Dowlais. I was hoping that someone from Dowlais could shed some light on what churches are there, and if there are any grave yard records. On the Internet I can only find the Pant Cemetery listed in Dowlais, so I assumed they were all buried there. I also found out that Dowlais is missing from the 1841 Census.
David Rees d. March 5, 1877. lived at 32 Bryn Sion St. Dowlais Charlotte John Rees d. May 24, 1861 19 Bryn Sion St. Dowlais Gwellian Rees (1st wife) d. July 6, 1849 Bryn Sion St. Dowlais.
any information would be appreciated, and hopefully I can find where they and others are buried. Sincerely Yours. Jason Bahrt Bronx, New York