Abertillery History

Messrs Twissell Hairdressers & General Dealer – Aberbeeg

Messrs Twissell Hairdressers & General Dealer. From the mid 1890’s Mr Edwin Twissell and his wife Mrs Emma Twissell carried on a business as general dealers at 4 Commercial Square, Aberbeeg, Monmouthshire. Mr Edwin Twissell. Mr Edwin Twissell was born in 1845 at Trevethin, Pontypool, the son of Mr John and Mrs Susan Twissell. Mr John Twissell was a butcher ... Read More »

The Abertillery Park Pavilion

The Abertillery Park Pavilion. On 10th April 1911 at a monthly meeting of the Abertillery District Council held at the council chambers with Mr George Jones presiding, the following gentlemen attended – Mr T. H. Prichard (Vice-Chairman); Alderman W. Thomas J.P.; Mr W. Harris; Mr J. Phillips; Mr R. Downs; Mr G. Purnell; Mr D. Smith; Mr Theo Jones; Mr ... Read More »

Abertillery Art Classes – An Early History

Abertillery Art Classes. The British Schools. In 1887 during the rebuilding of the British Schools boy’s section, Mr Thomas Bevan, headmaster and Mr William Roberts of Nantyglo initially established art lessons. These art lessons became part of the Science and Art Classes and in connection with these classes lectures were given by the county organiser Mr E. Small M.A. and ... Read More »

Nantyglo Railway Station

Nantyglo Railway Station. In 1858 the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company entered into negotiations with Messrs Bailey of the Nantyglo Iron Works for a lease of their railway from Coalbrookvale to Nantyglo where they wanted to erect a railway station for passengers and goods. Permission was granted and the planning began. By 1859 the Nantyglo Railway Station was under construction. ... Read More »

Mr Joseph Simons – Bristol House Abertillery

Mr Joseph Simons. Mr Joseph Simons was born in 1864 at Galicia, Vienna, Austria The family came to Brynmawr in about 1881. In 1885 Mr Joseph Simons moved to Abertillery and married Miss Prescilla Lyons of Newport, Monmouthshire and opened a furniture business at Abertillery. On the various census records it stated that Mrs Prescilla Simons nee Lyons was born ... Read More »

Webb’s Aberbeeg – Stoneware Bottle

Webb’s Aberbeeg – Stoneware Bottle. Messrs Webb’s Aberbeeg Ltd, Brewers, Wine and Spirit Merchants, Aberbeeg. circa 1915. Size 12″ x 7″ inches. Capacity 1 gallon. Made for Messrs Webb by Messrs Hunt of Liverpool.  Webb’s Brewery Aberbeeg. In 1839 Mr William Webb leased the old brewery at Aberbeeg from Mr David Phillips for a period of 63 years at £51. ... Read More »

Webb’s Aberbeeg – Stoneware Bottle

Webb’s Aberbeeg – Stoneware Bottle. Messrs J. R. & T. A. Webb, Spirit Merchant, Aberbeeg, Nr Newport. circa 1900. Size 13″ x 7″ inches. Capacity 1 gallon. Made for Messrs Webb by Messrs Price of Bristol.  Webb’s Brewery Aberbeeg. In 1839 Mr William Webb leased the old brewery at Aberbeeg from Mr David Phillips for a period of 63 years ... Read More »

Mr Tom Evans – Jeweller, Abertillery

Mr Tom Evans – Jeweller. Mr Frederick Thomas Evans known as Tom Evans, was born in 1887 at Abertillery, the son of Francis and Elizabeth Evans proprietors of the Royal Oak Inn, Abertillery. The Jewel Box. In 1907 Mr Tom Evans opened a jewellery shop at 37 Church Street, Abertillery (as seen to the left in the main featured image ... Read More »

Bernard Jones – Newsagent

Bernard Jones – Newsagent. A receipt for the supply of Newspapers from Bernard Jones, Newsagent at No6 Carlyle Street, Abertillery, for the Roseheyworth Club. The receipt was for the period between July 1971 and April 1972, 35 weeks plus the Christmas period editions for the total £7.35p. Dated 4th April 1972. Read More »

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