The Scottish Connection
Written in September 1960 to the then General Secretary of NOAPAW,  J.S.Berry.

2005 URV
Upper Rhymney Valley Area.  2005 Christmas Party held in the Gilfach Hall, Bargoed. National Chairman was an invited guest and can be seen on the right in the first photo.

2007 Rally
Annual Rally held in Port Talbot in June 2007.

2008 Brecon Canal
July 2008. Darren Valley 55 Club summer outing to Brecon. Included a canal boat trip with on board lunch. (includes short video clip)

2009 Sponwk09
Upper Rhymney Valley Area – Sponsored walk in Parc Cwm Darren Country Park in aid of AgeConcern Cymru.

2010 Maes Manor
Darren Valley 55 Club Christmas Party at Maes Manor Hotel, Blackwood.

2010 Rally
Annual Rally in Port Talbot. Entertainment provided by Rhymney Silurian Choir.

2011 Maes Manor
Darren Valley 55 Club back at the Maes Manor Hotel for Christmas.

2011 URV Merthyr
Upper Rhymney Valley Area Christmas  Lunch at the Castle Hotel, Merthyr Tydfil.

2011 URV Rock
Upper Rhymney Valley Area. Lunch at the Rock Hotel, Blackwood.

2012 Rally
National Conference and Rally held in the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, Older People’s Commissioner Sarah Rochira was a speaker and John Moore of Age Cymru gave a presentation on My Home Life.

2013 Rally Photo
Back at the Grand Pavilion for Annual Conference and Rally.

2014 URV Age Positive
Upper Rhymney Valley Area held an event for Age Positive Week in October 2014. Venue was the Gilfach Hall, Bargoed.

Literature

Origins

Leaflets from the 1960s

Bert Hookham MBE
Bert Hookham MBE was very active on behalf of pensioners in the Aberdare Area from the forties until the early sixties. He represented the Area on the National Executive and was Secretary of the committee that produced the Association newspaper: The Pensioner of Wales. There is a plaque dedicated to him in Aberdare Library.