Abertillery History

William Williams & Co Company Token – Nantyglo Iron Works 1811

William Williams & Co – Nantyglo Iron Works 1811. Mr William Williams was partner with Mr Matthew Wayne and Mr Joseph Bailey Esq at Nantyglo Iron Works in the early 1800s. Their partnership was known as William Williams & Co and was a Company Shop business when the Nantyglo Ironworks were in its infancy. Their partnership was dissolved in 1813.  ... Read More »

Blaina House – Cwmcelyn, Blaina

Blaina House – Cwmcelyn, Blaina. Blaina House along with a few other houses and the Blaina Inn belonged to and was part of the Blaina Estate. The Estate was all part of the Blaina Iron Works. I don’t know the exact date Blaina House was constructed though it was on the 1840 Tithe Map (as seen left) The block of ... Read More »

Blaina Iron Works – A Brief History

Blaina Iron Works. Mr George Jones. In 1820 the Blaina Iron Works were established by Mr George Jones, a Shropshire Iron Master. Over the proceeding years the area slowly built up around them and was carried on by Mr Richard Brown and his son’s. More information on Mr George Jones below. Messrs Brown Family. Mr Richard Brown. Mr Richard Brown ... Read More »

New Market Hall – Brynmawr

Market Hall – Brynmawr – The Early History. A Market House for Brynmawr was first mentioned in a newspaper report (as seen left) featured in Glamorgan Monmouth and Brecon Gazette on the 28th September 1839. It stated that a large meeting of the inhabitants of Brynmawr was held at the Prince of Wales Inn on Monday 16th September 1839. It ... Read More »

The Drinking Fountain – Bush Hill, Abertillery

The Drinking Fountain – Bush Hill, Abertillery. On Tuesday 25th March 1902 a special meeting of the Abertillery District Council, convened by Mr W. P. Thomas the Chairman, was held for the purpose of considering in what manner the Coronation of King Edward VII should be celebrated in the district. It was decided to celebrate the Coronation day by holding ... Read More »

H. Connop & Son Stores – Beaufort Street, Brynmawr

H. Connop & Son Stores – Brynmawr. During the 1870s Mr Henry Connop Snr was at Brynmawr with his wife Ann Connop nee Pickard. The store, H. Connop & Son situated at No54 Beaufort Street, Brynmawr (can be seen far left in the featured image above) Mr Henry Connop Snr. Mr Henry Connop Snr was born in 1818 at Coventry, Warwickshire, ... Read More »

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