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Kenfig - The Complete History
A Welsh Documentary Heritage Website
Identified by The National Library of Wales Kenfig - The Complete History
A Welsh Documentary Heritage Website
Identified by The National Library of Wales
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Documenting the entire history of the old kenfig borough / old bro cynffig


www.kenfig.org.uk
An important part of Wales documentary Heritage
Identified by The National Library of Wales Kenfig.org website listed within Wales on the Web Curriculum Cymreig guide Kenfig.org website listed within Wales on the Web Curriculum Cymreig guide

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About Us
kenfig.org.uk has been established as a one-stop online resource for learning about local history in and around the Kenfig Borough - South Wales.
It has been established with an overview of encouraging the learning of local history by one and all, but more importantly, the younger generations who have to learn aspects of history as well as ICT and Internet Skills which forms a part of the National Curriculum within the United Kingdom.
Kenfig.org operates as a not-for profit making organisation known as Kenfig.org Local Community Group [ Learn more ]

Serving the Local Community

Kenfig.org local community group serves the initial communities of Kenfig, Maudlam, North Cornelly, South Cornelly, Pyle, Kenfig Hill, Cefn Cribbwr, Stormy Down and Margam Village. The adjoining communties of Porthcawl, Bridgend together with Port Talbot are also supported due to their close proximity, historical connections and due to the information being made available to all through the medium of the Internet.
We are documenting the whole, entire history of the immediate area, not just Kenfig itself... through this website project.

Why this website incorporates the above areas?

In medieval times Kenfig was awarded the status of a Borough. The Kenfig Borough or Old Bro Cynffig included old Kenfig, modern Kenfig, Maudlam (Mawdlam), much of North Cornelly, Marlas, Pyle and some of Kenfig Hill.
Kenfig through the Ages [ Learn more about Medieval Kenfig ]

The Margam Estate

Kenfig and surrounding areas were at one time encompassed within land owned and managed by the Margam Estate, hence a background history of these wealthy landowners is included in this website.

An Important Part of Wales' Documentary Heritage

The National Library of Wales
The National Library of Wales has identified www.kenfig.org.uk website as an important part of Wales' documentary heritage. The Kenfig website is also participating in the [ UK Web Archiving Consortium ] Pilot Project to determine the long-term feasibility of archiving selected websites.
Kenfig website to be archived in library's collection [ Learn more ]

Website Impact || Local Community

The Kenfig.org website was orignated in March 2003 with a view of constructing a comprehensive website on local history. The site showed promise from day one with quite a large local following; in August 2003 it was decided to document the local annual Gambo Race.

Gambo Race

Tempted to construct a seperate website for this local event, it came to light that a gambo is a form of old farm cart with Welsh connections dating from medieval times; it was decided to include the gambo race coverage on the Kenfig.org website - this reasoning provided the initial mainstay marketing strategy for the entire project.
Local people visiting the site to view photographs of the gambo race realised the website was actually associated with local history rather than solely with the local community event itself.

The Annual Gambo Race - Exclusive Worldwide Coverage
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Local Rural Development - Rural Tourism

The Annual Gambo Race held each August Bank Holiday weekend throughout the Kenfig vicinity has been listed as a Carnival/Community Event through the Reach (The Rural Development Programme in Bridgend) rural tourism directory.
Reach - Rural Development Programme in Bridgend
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Reach Tourism Directory
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Location Map || North Cornelly, South Wales



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Local Education || Curriculum Cymreig

Kenfig.org is aware that local primary & secondary schools within the Kenfig area teach children aspects of local history.
This provides local children with the knowledge and aspects of general history in the main, additionally, this gives the children a sence of well being in the community where they live.
We feel this website is a unique online resource for both the teacher and pupil alike and are aware that local schools and colleges have been using the website since its conception in 2003.

School Talk Presentation - March 2007

At the invitation of Maes yr Haul Primary School, Kenfig.org was asked to provide some assistance to a school project that KS2 pupils are undertaking. The school has been visiting the Kenfig.org website and has been using information contained on the site to aide the teaching of local history studies at the school. [ Learn more ]

Education || Local, National & International

Worldwide Visitors
Through being awarded Heritage Status by the National Library of Wales, the Kenfig.org website will remain available to researchers through the archiving of the site both at the National Library and through the UK Web Archiving Consortium.
The website is used not only by local schools, colleges and universities in South Wales, but also throughout the United Kingdom and also by K12 educational establishments across the United States together with the wider world.

The Local Economy || Business & Tourism

The Kenfig.org website holds a wealth of information that will appeal to all who have a connection with this area of South Wales, United Kingdom.
It not only outlines the historical elements of the locality but also indeirectly helps to promote local business throughout the area in the process.

Military Personnel & Morale

The Kenfig.org website has been an inspiration to the morale of British Forces serving overseas especially with the present military conflict and peacekeeping missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A number of local army personnel have provided feedback as to events in Basra where communications via the Internet proved a lifeline to the morale of troops especially from viewing the [ Gambo Race ]
Military personnel took part in the Gambo Race in 2004 as a direct result and the coverage of this event is viewed by military personnel worldwide as a direct result.

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Sponsors & Associates

Sponsors & Associates UK Web Archive provided by the British Library The National Library of Wales Bridgend County Borough Council The Welsh Assembly Government BAVO - Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations
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Intellectual Property Rights:

copyright © 2003-2010 www.kenfig.org.uk / www.cynffig.org.uk - All rights reserved. - Learn more...


Further Information:

The Kenfig.org website is operated as a not for profit making organisation known as Kenfig.org Local Community Group.

This website project is part funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and Bridgend County Borough Council through BAVO (Bridged Association of Voluntary Organisations)

The websites www.kenfig.org.uk / www.cynffig.org.uk respectively are owned and operated by Kenfig.org Local Community Group.

The Kenfig.org website has been granted Heritage Status and is being archived for posterity through both the National Library of Wales & the UK Web Archiving Consortium.

The website www.kenfig.org.uk is listed as an e-Resource on Wales on the Web Curriculum Cymreig Guide.


Kenfig.org Local Community Group is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.


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