Senghenydd Mining Disaster
The Aber Valley Centenary Project, which is spearheading the creation of a new memorial at Senghenydd to commemorate the 1913 mining disaster and provide a National Mining Memorial, is up for a Heritage Lottery Award.
On Monday, Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen councillor Ray Davies was among a group of anti-Trident protesters who chained themselves together outside the gates of a Scottish naval base. Cllr Davies was arrested and charged by police for being part of the demo.
Here he outlines his opposition to nuclear weapons and gives a picture of what the atmosphere was like on the protest.