Abertillery History

Brynmawr Canine Society Medallion – 1927

Brynmawr Canine Society. On Wednesday 23rd March 1927 the first annual members dog show under the auspices of the Brynmawr and District Canine Society took place at the Market Hall Brynmawr. The number of entries totalled over 200 and it was stated that the quality was high. The Officials at the Show. The officials at the show were as follows ... Read More »

The Abertillery Miners Institute and the Story of the Women’s Support Group and Blaenau Gwent Food Fund- 1984-1985

The Abertillery Miners Institute – 1984-1985. The old Powell’s Tillery Institute built in 1898 sadly burned down on Monday 16th April 1951 and was later rebuilt, the opening ceremony of the newly re-built Abertillery Miners Institute took place on Saturday 27th August 1955. The Abertillery Miners Institute was the home of the Six Bells, Rose Heyworth and Cwmtillery Colliery Lodges ... Read More »

Mrs Pearl Williams – Abertillery Women’s Support Group

Mrs Pearl Williams – Abertillery Women’s Support Group. Mrs Pearl Williams was one of the founder members of the Abertillery Women’s Support Group, became heavily involved in the organising, distribution and provision of meals at the kitchen in the Abertillery Miners Institute and later turned her attention to political activities in connection with the miners during the strike. The Women’s ... Read More »

Abertillery Women’s Support Group

Abertillery Women’s Support Group. Some of the women of the Abertillery Support Group at the Abertillery Miners Institute.  The Abertillery Womens Support Group. In July 1984 a group of women from Abertillery, a varied group, some miners wives, others with miners in their families and some with no mining connections at all banded together to form the Abertillery Women’s Support ... Read More »

Abertillery Women’s Support Group

Abertillery Women’s Support Group. Some of the women of the Abertillery Support Group at the Abertillery Miners Institute. The Abertillery Womens Support Group. In July 1984 a group of women from Abertillery, a varied group, some miners wives, others with miners in their families and some with no mining connections at all banded together to form the Abertillery Women’s Support ... Read More »

The Blaenau Gwent & Rhymney Food Fund

The Blaenau Gwent & Rhymney Food Fund. A few months into the miners strike it seemed inevitable that it was going to be a long drawn out battle between the National Coal Board and the National Union of Mineworkers, many miners that were out of work were not getting paid, debts were piling up, the outlook for talks on resolving ... Read More »

The Cycle Ride – Reading to Rose Heyworth Colliery Pithead 1984

The Cycle Ride – Reading to Rose Heyworth Colliery Pithead 1984. In the summer of 1984 it was proposed to organise a sponsored bike-ride from Reading, Berkshire to Rose Heyworth Colliery Pithead to raise funds for the Blaenau Gwent Food Fund. Organised by Mick and Terri Bishop of Reading it featured their son Duane Bishop and another young volunteer who ... Read More »

Louis Cafe – Ebbw Vale

Louis Cafe – Ebbw Vale. Two Tea-Spoons from Louis Cafe, James Street, Ebbw Vale. The both handles are machine stamped “Louis Cafe Ebbw Vale”. Makers Redcliffe of Sheffield. Made from Stainless Nickel Silver. Size 5″ x 1″ inches.     Read More »

The Abertillery Tabernacle Congregational Church – Financial Statement Booklet

The Abertillery Tabernacle Congregational Church – Financial Statement Booklet. A 24 page booklet for the statement of accounts for the Abertillery Tabernacle Church Chapel Street Abertillery. The following pages shows the officers and the names of the members and the donations made by each. Following is a Link to – The Abertillery Tabernacle Congregational Church History. Dated 31st December 1953. Size ... Read More »

The History of Quoits in the Valley’s

The History of Quoits in the Valley. Quoits played at club level began in this valley in the late 1880’s. The game had been played as a hobby for many years but in 1889 the game of quoits was being seen as less of a pastime and more of a possible competitive sport, many towns and villages in the district ... Read More »

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