Blue Plaque for ‘trailblazer’ Welsh woman who led demonstrations against the Means Test

Written by on 29th February 2024

A blue plaque is being unveiled in Aberdare to honour Ceridwen Brown, who led an attack on Merthyr Tydfil Unemployed Assistance Board office during protests against the Means Test in 1935.


Brown was the first woman ever to be nominated as a parliamentary candidate for the Aberdare constituency, nominated in both 1929 and 1931. She also took part in the Hunger Marches and raised money to support the Republican Government during the Spanish Civil War.


Cynon Valley MP Beth Winter will unveil the plaque, following a talk from historian Daryl Leeworthy.


The public are invited to attend the unveiling of the plaque, which will take place on Friday 8th March at 2pm, at St Elvans, with the plaque later to be moved to Regent Street in Aberaman.

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