Abertillery History

Gwent v New Zealand All Blacks 1972

Gwent versus New Zealand All Blacks. The Welfare Sports Ground Ebbw Vale. Date Tuesday 28th November 1972. Forty page rugby programme by the Monmouthshire County Rugby Football Club. An official programme original price ten-pence.  I have tried to decipher most of the players who signed the cover – Alun Pask; S. G. Skudder (Waikato); Glyn Turner (Ebbw Vale); Arthur Lewis; ... Read More »

The Remploy Factory – Abertillery

Remploy. Remploy was established in 1945 under the terms of the Disabled Persons Act of 1944, it is an organisation owned by the Department of Works and Pensions in the United Kingdom and provides employment and employment placement services for disabled people. Abertillery Remploy. On Friday 21st September 1945 the South Wales Gazette reported – The first meeting of the ... Read More »

Crumlin Viaduct – A Commemorative Three Piece Tea Set

Crumlin Viaduct – A Commemorative Three Piece Tea Set. This tea set comprises one cup, a saucer and a small tea plate. It has a transfer print of the Crumlin Viaduct one the front of the cup and on the tea plate.  Made from porcelain china. Size – Cup 3″ x 3″ inches. Saucer – 5″ inches. Plate 6″ inches. ... Read More »

Harmstons Music Stores – Hire Instalment Book

Harmstons Music Stores – Hire Instalment Book. This book was from the Pontypool branch of the Harmstons Music Stores Company. It was the hire instalment book belonging to a Mr Godfrey Griffiths of Garndiffaith, Pontypool. Book size is 6″ x 3″ inches. Dated 19th January 1920. This hire instalment book was kindly donated to the site courtesy of Mr Arthur ... Read More »

Coed Iorwg House – Abertillery

Messrs Williams. Coed Iorwg is the large double fronted house in its own grounds sited on High Street where the Abertillery multi-storey car park would later be built. The house can be seen (centre-right on the main featured image above). The premises was partly covered in creeping ivy and was used as the backdrop of many sports team photographs in ... Read More »

Powell’s Tillery Water Polo Team – The Early Years

Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Company Water Polo Team – The Early Years. On Monday 5th September 1910 the Powell’s Tillery Institute Baths opened in an extension to their institute on Division Street, Abertillery. During the opening ceremony the Newport Swimming Club performed an aquatic display, swimming exhibitions and a water polo match. After the opening of the swimming pool the ... Read More »

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 »

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