The Aberkenfig Resource Centre (ARC)

Situated in Aberkenfig (see directions) the ARC is within easy reach of the M4 Junction 36 and about the middle of the old county of Glamorgan.

Resources available at the ARC

There is no charge to visit us at the ARC, but computer use is charged at £1.50 per hour and printing is 20p per A4 page. The Centre holds an extensive collection of Glamorgan material, including our own publications, together with an increasing amount of data relating to other Welsh and English counties.

There are several computers available to enable you to search GFHS databases as well as online material.

Each week there are a number of volunteers at the ARC to help you with your research and are prepared to sit with you if you need help with computers.

Our reference library containing general history books, local history books, pedigrees, unpublished indexes (donated by members), maps, etc. are also available for browsing.  Over 300 pedigrees from GFHS members have been indexed and catalogued which are available to researchers.  They are in the following format:

NamePlaceDatesVol. No.Ch PgsMbr No
ADLAM William Somerset 1865 - 1983 1 1-14 p1 0021
AKHURST Mrs D. I Devon - Wales 1726 - 1985 1 1-6 p6 0096
BARNES George Northumberland 1757 - 1949 1 1-2 p2 0071

Personal callers are able to purchase any of the GFHS publications and local history books at the ARC during opening hours.  GFHS Publications are also available by post (see Postal Sales for address) or from our Online Shop.

You are most welcome to come and use this wonderful resource. Appointments are not necessary, but if you are travelling a long distance, it is worth telephoning us to book a computer. 

Small groups wishing to use the ARC can be accommodated outside of these hours.  Please contact us for details.

The times of opening are:

Wednesday 10.30am to 3.00pm

Address: The Len Evans Centre, Heol Persondy Aberkenfig. CF32 9PR
Telephone: 01656 728531 (please note the phone is only answered during opening hours)

Aberkenfig Resource Centre

Lady Teviot 'Cutting the Tape'
Lady Teviot 'Cutting the Tape'
to open the Centre

The Aberkenfig Resource Centre was the "brain child" of Maureen Bullows and, after many months of searching for premises and much hard work, the Centre was opened in 2002 by Lady Teviot.