Abertillery History

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 »

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 »

Mr T. H. Prichard – Abertillery Chemist Stoneware Bottle.

Mr T. H. Prichard – Abertillery Chemist Stoneware Bottle. Mr T. H. Prichard opened his first chemist shop Medical Hall, Cwm Street, later called Somerset Street in Abertillery in 1892. He later opened branches at Ely, Cwmfelinfach, Merthyr, Blaina, Nantyglo and Church Street, Abertillery. This bottle is made of stoneware with a cork stopper top. Size 11″ x 5″ inches.  ... Read More »

Mrs Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name

Mrs Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name. The Rose Heyworth Colliery was sunk in 1874 under the directorship of Mr Lawrence Heyworth managing director of the South Wales Colliery Company.  The company already owned Cwmtillery (the South Wales Colliery) and the first coal raised at Rose Heyworth was in about 1876-77, though may well have been later ... Read More »

A Batch of Abertillery School Sports Medals – 1932 and 1933

A Batch of Abertillery School Sports Medals. Abertillery Schools Sports medals. Issued to the competitors from the elementary and central schools of Abertillery at the first annual schools sports in 1932 and the second annual school sports in 1933. Made from bronze and inlaid with blue coloured enamel. Size 1″ inch. The First Annual School Sports. On Tuesday 28th June ... Read More »

A Section of the Cwmtillery Colliery Flight Rope

A Section of the Cwmtillery Colliery Flight Rope. This section of flight, aerial ropeway steel rope was found on-site at Cwmtillery Colliery. It is a half-lock coil, burden rope, this was the rope the flight buckets would travel upon while being pulled by the haulage rope.  The section of rope is 20″ inches in length by  1 and a 1/4″ ... Read More »

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