Abertillery History

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 »

The Newport Abercarn Black Vein Steam Coal Company Limited – A Letter of Confirmation of Share Certificate

The Newport Abercarn Black Vein Steam Coal Company Limited – A Letter of Conformation of Share Certificate. This letter of confirmation of a share certificate was given by the secretary of the company Mr J. E. Clark to gentleman (illegible) on the 20th January 1875. It is five shares in the company which at this time each share was £10 ... 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 »

The A467 Main Road Underpass Mosaics – The Story

The A467 Main Road Underpass – Abertillery. Before the 1974 local government reorganisation the county councillors of the Monmouthshire County Council asked for a number of road studies with a priority to improve the A467 from Newport to the Heads of the Valley’s . The work started in 1966 with various sections along its route being completed in stages. The ... Read More »

The Abertillery A467 Underpass – Mr Kenneth Budd

The Abertillery A467 Underpass – Mr Kenneth Budd. Mr Kenneth Budd, artists and creator of the Abertillery underpass mosaics. Shown setting the tiles for the mosaic walls for the underpass artwork. Photograph by Mr Graham Gadd – I have used my best efforts to trace all current copyright holders for permission to use this image. Read More »

The Abertillery A467 Underpass – Mr Kenneth Budd

The Abertillery A467 Underpass – Mr Kenneth Budd. Mr Kenneth Budd, artists and creator of the Abertillery underpass mosaics. Shown setting the tiles for the mosaic walls for the underpass artwork. Photograph by Mr Graham Gadd – I have used my best efforts to trace all current copyright holders for permission to use this image. Read More »

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