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DON’T BRING ME DOWN/DREAMING OF 4000…….THAILAND

A Side……. Don’t Bring Me Down B Side……. Dreaming Of 4000 Label/No……. CBS/SONY ZS 9-5060 Pressed in ……. Thailand Notes……. There are 3 known 7″ ELO only releases from Thailand on the CBS/SONY label, Last Train To London/Confusion, Shine A Little Love/Jungle and this issue Don’t Bring Me Down/Dreaming Of 4000. Amusingly the printers has put the writing credits to J. ... Read More »

SHINE A LITTLE LOVE/JUNGLE…….THAILAND

A Side……. Shine A Little Love B Side……. Jungle Label/No……. CBS/SONY 5057 Pressed in ……. Thailand Notes……. There are 3 known 7″ ELO only releases from Thailand on the CBS/SONY label, Last Train To London/Confusion, Don’t Bring Me Down/Dreaming Of 4000 and this issue Shine A Little Love/Jungle. Read More »

Bon Stores Cwmtillery – Brown Paper Shopping Bag

A Brown Paper Shopping Bag from the Bon Stores, Cwmtillery. The Bon Stores, was at No7 Fieldings Terrace Cwmtillery and owned by Messrs L. & M. Thay. Fieldings Terrace was a small row of buildings on Ty-Dan-y-Wal Road just above the Winifred Terrace and the entrance to the Cwmtillery Colliery. Made from a thick Brown paper with White string handles. ... Read More »

Mr Matthew Habakkuk – Colliery Owner, Agent and Mining Engineer

Mr Matthew Habakkuk – Colliery Owner, Agent and Mining Engineer. Mr Matthew Habakkuk was born in the 1790s at Langyfelach, Glamorgan. Some documents have him with differing age. I believe he married Margaret, she was from the same town Langyfelach, Glamorgan and was born in 1800. An advertisement from the Monmouthshire Merlin newspaper (as seen left) dated January 1838. It ... Read More »

Penybont Colliery Sinking Report 1848

Penybont Colliery Sinking Report 1848. A newspaper report from the Principality Newspaper dated Friday 8th September 1848. It shows the Cwmtillery Colliery progressing, purchased by Mr John Russell the previous year being expanded under the supervision of Mr Martin from Risca and the progress of the Penybont Colliery Sinking under the supervision of Mr Matthew Habakkuk of Abertillery for its ... Read More »

Six Bells Village – Circa unknown

Six Bells Village – Circa unknown. This image has no known date.   Points of Interest – The image shows the Bethany Chapel (bottom left) with the previously mentioned unknown Colliery buildings in the foreground before the Pit Head Baths and Canteen were constructed. Read More »

Six Bells Village – Circa 1960

Six Bells Village – Circa 1960. This image was taken about 1960.   Points of Interest – The Post Card shows the Six Bells Colliery Pit Head Baths and Canteen etc in the foreground (left). The Vivian Colliery (middle left) with a view of the Six Bells Railway Halt. (Copyright The Francis Frith Collection) Read More »

Six Bells Village – Circa 1964

Six Bells Village – Circa 1964. This image was taken about 1964.   Points of Interest – The Post Card shows the Six Bells Colliery Pit Head Baths and Canteen etc in the foreground. The Victor Old Age Pensioners Hut (centre) close to the Six Bells Hotel and (upper right) can be seen the workings of the Open Cast Mining on ... Read More »

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