Hero of the Day
Hero of the Day
This heroic volunteer helped to make the Atlantic safe during WW2

Cwmcarn born Royden Jandrell swam through the flooded lower deck of HMS Rodney, sealing off inundated areas to prevent his ship from sinking during the Battle of the Atlantic in May 1941. His heroic actions helped make the waters of the north Atlantic safe from German attack for which he was awarded the DSM.
Heroes and heroines of the arts, music, stage and screen

Did you know that Britain’s highest-paid living artist, Andrew Vicari, is a Valleys’ boy from Port Talbot? Or that Laura Ashley, that iconic designer of floral frocks and furnishings, was born in Merthyr Tydfil?  From Tom Jones and Katherine Jenkins to Richard Burton and Michael Sheen, there are so many distinctive Valleys’ voices who have stayed true to their roots. Through their success, and their pride in their birthplace, they have put the Valleys on the world map.

Here we celebrate these men and women whose artistic, literary, musical and dramatic talents have entertained and inspired people around the world.

Arts, Stage & Screen