Welcome to the web site for Friends of The Afan.

Y BontOur goal is to provide an insight into the Afan Valley, it’s people, heritage, landscape, culture, and fisheries. We do not attempt to be experts in any of these areas, but hope that this site and the accompanying forum will provide some incentive to read/view the other sources referenced throughout.


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We intend for our site to be ad-free, and for our forum to be open to bona fide registered and logged-in members without unnecessary over-moderation. Our site administrator has developed and managed online forums and web sites for many years, and understands the need for such sites to be run for the benefit of the readers and forum members.


ViaductTo participate in discussions, please register for an account by clicking the Forum link above. After entering a minimal amount of information, you’ll receive an email with a link to activate your account. Be sure to click the link in the email.


Richard Burton homeThe photos on this site came from a variety of sources, including relatives, friends, and my own snapshots. The older photos were in print, film/negative, or slide/positive format, and some might even have been emulsion-on-glass negatives; They were scanned for use here and elsewhere.


If you have related photos to contribute, feel free to attach them to a message in our forum. The only caveat is that they must be your own work, or you must have approval from the copyright holder to post them here.

Several Google maps have been created to add clarity to the locations of various points of interest mentioned on this site; The maps are linked on related pages of this site.