Trevor Rowson Wildlife and Heritage Park

Trevor Rowson Wildlife and Heritage Park

To maintain & carry out repairs to our park including the replacement of a recently vandalised information board and stone walls.

£40 raised of £2,500 target 2 %
2 supporters 18 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 2:25pm 8th July 2018

This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 2:25pm 8th July 2018

The Trevor Rowson Wildlife and Heritage Park in Farm Road is part of the Ebbw Fach Trail in Nantyglo.  The area is famous for its iron making heritage, Alexander Cordell's novel Rape of the Fair Country, the  Chartist uprising and Crawshay Bailey's Roundtowers.  Nantyglo Railway Station stood on this site and the park itself follows the long closed railway line towards Brynmawr.  The area has been restored to it's pre-industrial beauty by a very small group of volunteers who secured the land to prevent the construction of a housing development.  Named after a local historian, Trevor Rowson who advised Alexander Cordell during the writing of his novel, the area is now an area of thriving wildlife with a few reminders of its industrial past including a large piece of "pig iron" left over from Nantyglo Iron Works.  Crawshay Bailey's ironmasters house and the Nantyglo Roundtowers are still clearly visible. The former Hafod Y Ddol School once stood on part of the site.  This well-loved educational establishment has ex students across the world who still have fond memories of the school playing fields, trees and stone walls.  Instead of slag heaps and railway sidings, the park is now a green and vibrant habitat for many species of birds, bats, birds of prey and other wildlife.  We have prioritised three projects that need financial support:  the old Hafod Y Ddol school wall is in desperate need of maintenance and repairs, the  installation of a barrier to the park to prevent anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping and   the replacement of our information board detailing the history of the area which has been vandalised beyond repair.  We need to replace this to share the history of the park with its many visitors each day. We are a very small team of volunteers who keep the park clean and safe whilst trying to maintain trees and walkways.  The park is used by local people, families, disabled visitors and visitors to the area with an interest in industrial history.  We need your help to secure this park for future generations as a reminder of our past but also a green a vibrant future. Thank you.