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Mr William Gillman, Aberbeeg – Stoneware Bottle

Mr William Gillman. Mr William Gillman of Aberbeeg, stoneware bottle.  Made from stoneware. Size 6 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ inches. Mr William Gillman. Mr Gillman was born in 1867 at Aberbeeg. On the 1881 census Mr Gillman, was an apprentice cellarman, living with his mother and step-father Joseph and Hannah Clark at Woodland Terrace, Aberbeeg. In 1889 he married Miss ... Read More »

The Forge Hammer Inn – Abertillery

The Forge Hammer Inn – Abertillery. The Forge Hammer Inn was situated on Hill Street, Abertillery. The inn was owned by Mr William Webb, of Aberbeeg Brewery. The early censuses shows it was between Middleton’s Row and Lewis James Houses, close to the Western Valley Terrace and Castle Street although since then the street names have been altered. The 1891 ... Read More »

Mr Moses Adams – Abertillery Contractor and Builder – Illuminated Address

Mr Moses Adams Illuminated Address. This large illuminated address was presented to Mr Moses Adams upon the occasion of the family leaving Abertillery to reside at Waun Fawr House, Risca, Monmouthshire. Size 31 1/2″ x 25 1/2″ inches. Moses Adams Illuminated Address Presentation. On Monday 8th May 1911 a presentation meeting and public tea was held at the Newall Street ... Read More »

Miners Federation Union Contribution Card – Blaina

Miners Federation Union Card – Blaina. This is a Miners Federation Union Contribution Card from the Lower Deep Colliery Lodge at Blaina, Monmouthshire. The card belonged to Mr William Drew.  The first rubber stamp is dated 18th November 1922 at the Lower Deep Colliery, Blaina and the last stamp in the book is dated 8th November 1924 at the Beynons ... Read More »

John Lancaster & Co, Ltd, Blaina Collieries, Accounts Sheet 1904-1905

John Lancaster & Co, Ltd, Blaina Collieries, Accounts Sheet 1904-1905. This is a John Lancaster & Co, Ltd, Blaina Collieries, Accounts Sheet dated Saturday 24th December 1904 to Friday 6th January 1905. The Staff on the Payroll. The sheet holds the accounts of the thirteen employees based at the John Lancaster Offices, at Blaina. The details are as follows – ... Read More »

Abertillery Tin Plate Works Letter – Abertillery

Abertillery Tin Plate Works Letter. This is a letter from the Abertillery Tin Plate Works, Abertillery, for the acknowledgement of supplies paid for and received from Messrs Thomas & Clement Co Llanelly.  Dated 30th November 1933. Messrs Thomas & Clement Ltd. Thomas and Clement Ltd were established in 1874, the Morfa Engineering Works, Llanelly. The managing director was Mr John ... Read More »

The Lower Deep Colliery

The Lower Deep Colliery. Originally one of two collieries situated close to Cwmcelyn, Blaina, the other being the Upper Deep Colliery both owned by the Nantyglo Iron and Coal Company. Blaina Iron and Coal Company. In July 1869 the Blaina Iron and Coal Company was formed and leased the Blaina Iron Works. Mr James Clarke was the general manager Nantyglo ... Read More »

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