Baran Chapel 






This first two photographs were taken and contributed by Carl Ryan
(Professional Photographer) 


The remote Baran Chapel, Rhydyfro - from Tor Clawdd, Craig Cefn Parc (June 2004).

Baran Chapel



Tor Clawdd Bungalow on Mynydd y Gwair, Craig Cefn Parc,
the 1930s home of  Henry Grindell-Matthews aka 'Death Ray Mathews'

"By any standard Harry Grindell-Matthews was all that an eccentric scientist should be.
Working in a remote laboratory in the Welsh mountains he claimed to have invented,
among other things, an electronic beam which earned him the nickname 'Death Ray'...."

See also feature on Walesonline

Also   'Intrigue and Invention: the curious tale of Harry Grindell Matthews and his terrifying ray of death'
 by Andrew Dulley published in Minerva vol 14  2006    Welsh Journals Online 

Tor Clawdd



This next photograph was contributed by Mrs Helen McDuff of Pontardawe. (Nov 2004)


It shows the congregation outside Baran chapel, it is 1938

Baran chapel group up


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