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Pubs and Clubs in Abertillery

Pubs and Clubs in Abertillery & District. Glo-Byllau Farm – Cider House. The Farm House Old Blaina Road. Welsh translation “Pools Of Coal”. Was known to sell cider in the 1800’s. The Roseheyworth Club. Roseheyworth Estate. Constructed in 1962. The Clyn Mawr Hotel. Blaenau Gwent. The Crown Inn. Blaenau Gwent. One of the oldest Inn’s which was also a farm, ... Read More »

LIVE AT WEMBLEY 1978 WORLD TOUR – CED…….USA

The Electric Light Orchestra. ELO Live at Wembley CED Capacitance Electronic Disc Disc. Made from – The case is rigid plastic. Size of the plastic casing is 13″ x 14″ inches. Intro. Concerto For A Rainy Day. Standing In The Rain. Night In The City. Turn To Stone. Tightrope. Telephone Line. Rockaria. Wild West Hero. Showdown. Sweet Talkin’ Woman. Mr ... Read More »

Celynen South Colliery

Celynen South Colliery. The South Celynen Colliery originally known as just the Celynen Colliery was sunk by The Newport Abercarn Black Vein Steam Coal Company Limited. The company was started on the 17th February 1873 when communications between Mr John Cory, Mr Richard Cory Jnr, Mr Thomas Beynon and Theophilus John Beynon (trading under the name or firm of T. ... Read More »

The Vivian Colliery – A Brief History

The Vivian Colliery a Brief History. The Sinking of the Vivian and the Gray Collieries 1889. The Vivian and the Gray Collieries were sunk at the same time under the directorship of the owners Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Company. Tenders were invited for the sinking in January 1889. The Cutting of the Sod Ceremony. On Tuesday 19th February 1889 the ... Read More »

Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church – New Construction 1905

Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church. In 1715 the first Blaenau Gwent Chapel was constructed, members at this point numbered between 80 to 90. In 1839 the chapel was re-built at a cost of £500. In 1880 the chapel was again enlarged. In 1885 increased accommodation to the chapel was added and a larger schoolroom was erected. Towards the end of 1895 ... Read More »

The Vivian Colliery – List of Fatalities

The Vivian Colliery – List of Fatalities. This list of deaths at the Vivian Colliery, Abertillery covers most of those reported in National and Local Newspapers and Ancestry files. This page is fluid will be updated as more information is received. Entries with an asterisk* after the date signify that the name and date was taken from Ancestry and cannot ... Read More »

The Gray Colliery – A Brief History

The Gray Colliery – A Brief History. Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Co. The Sinking of the Gray and the Vivian Collieries 1889. The Vivian Colliery at Six Bells and the Gray Colliery at Abertillery were sunk at the same time under the directorship of the owners Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Company. Tenders were invited for the sinking in January 1889. ... Read More »

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