Kenfig - The Complete History (e-Resource) - A Welsh Documentary Heritage Website
Identified by The National Library of Wales as an 'Important part of Wales' documentary heritage' Kenfig - The Complete History (e-Resource) - A Welsh Documentary Heritage Website
Identified by The National Library of Wales as an 'Important part of Wales' documentary heritage'
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Kenfig - The Complete History (e-Resource)

The Official Kenfig Community History Project
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Background Local Community Group was formed in March 2004 by Mr Rob Bowen approximately one year after the website was initially launched online. Forming a community group was decided due to the sheer volume of website visitors during the websites first year online and additionally due to the impact the website was having on the immediate local communities.
Mr Rob Bowen was already working voluntary as an Associate with another community group in the immediate Kenfig / North Cornelly area (The MCK Newsletter Team) - it was decided to create a community group of the website to complement this newsletter as both situations were working towards the same goals in sharing aspects of local history with the local communities. A list of website objectives was drawn up together with a constitution and a committee was formed.

BAVO Membership

BAVO (Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations) is the unbrella organisation supporting and promoting voluntary organisations in the Bridgend County, South Wales, UK. BAVO is a membership organisation open to all voluntary and community groups working or based in Bridgend County Borough. Local Community Group has Full BAVO Membership ...View BAVO Membership Listing

Serving the Local Community 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 and 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...) through this website project.
In medieval times Kenfig was awarded the status of a Borough. The Kenfig Borough or Old Bro Cynffig included Kenfig, Maudlam (Mawdlam), much of North Cornelly, Marlas, Pyle and some of Kenfig Hill [ Learn more ] The group is a not-for profit making organisation responsible for this website which is primarily a historical-based site but also provides news and information to the above communities. The website has been awarded Heritage Status through the National Library of Wales and serves as an online educational resource for the academic world at large.

National Library of Wales - Heritage Status (Archiving)

The National Library of Wales
The website has been recognised by the National Library of Wales as 'An important part of Wales' documentary heritage' and as a direct result been awarded Heritage Status. The National Library of Wales has requested the archiving of the website which will form a part of the library's permanent collections. Mr Rob Bowen as main copyright owner of the website has granted the National Library of Wales a licence to copy, archive and amend the website for posterity. [ Copyright Licences Granted by ]
The website is also being archived through the UK Web Archive, a web archive project provided by the British Library.

Funding, Sponsors & Associates

The Local Community Group is operated as a Not for Profit Organisation (Community Group in Voluntary/3rd Sector) and is part sponsored by the Welsh Assembly Government and Bridgend County Borough Council. This kenfig website project has kindly recieved grant funding through BAVO (Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations) for the purchase of computer equipment to enable us to develop, design & manage this website.
The website has the following Sponsors & Associates Local Community Group Committee

The Local Community Group consists of the following:
Vice Chairperson
Treasurer - Bank Account held with min. Two Signatories (Chairperson & Treasurer)
IT Support Analyst
Project Manager

Constitution / Project Objectives

The following outlines our Constitution and Project Objectives - all are realistic & attainable given the enormous tasks invloved with a project of such magnitude. Since this project was founded as a not for profit organisation in March 2004 all objectives have more or less been attained.
  • To be totally interactive with the local people and communities through the delivery of online materials (news, photos, articles, etc) to share and learn about local history and events in and around the Kenfig areas.
  • To develop an interest in the local community and encourage the taking part and support in local community events, eg. Annual Gambo Race - thus fostering a strong community spirit, identity and confidence amongst its residents.
  • To develop an interest in local history studies.
  • To provide a workable research platform for members of the local people and communities to begin / continue research into genealogy studies.
  • To promote the importance of Kenfig and surrounding areas throughout history - especially during and throughout the War Years (WWII).
  • To promote local culture and heritage.
  • To provide an online interactive platform and resource for the younger generations (school children - primary school level upwards) to research local history, combined with the learning of ICT and Internet skills which forms a part of the National Curriculum within the United Kingdom. The integration of cross-referenced online materials
  • The integration of cross-referenced online materials together with 3D modelling technologies to create an online educational resource of worldclass distinction for the 21st century and beyond.

Heritage Status - The Law

The website has been granted 'Heritage Status' by the National Library of Wales / Welsh Assembly Government. This Status provides our project with additional Legal Support with all our endeavours in developing/designing/managing and sourcing information/materials for this project. All information contained throughout this webiste is in the interests of the Nation's Heritage & in the interests and welfare of all Educational Policies associated with the Curriculum Cymreig / National Curriculum.
This website has the full backing and support of the Welsh Assembly Government together with the UK Courts in all its endeavours.
Further information on all IP / Copyright for this webiste can be located at: IP / Copyright Information

Making a Donation to this Organisation

If you would like to make a donation to this website project and/or would like to sponsor the site in any way - we would be pleased to hear from you.
We accept payment by cheque made payable to [ ] - Additional methods of payment Coming Soon
Postal Address: Local Community Group
C/O Mr Rob Bowen
31 Llwyn On
Broadlands Estate
North Cornelly
CF33 4EA



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