Abertillery History

Mr James McBean – Surveyor for the Abertillery Local Board and District Council

Mr James McBean. Mr James McBean was born in 1849 at Beauly, Invernesshire, Scotland, the son of Mr John McBean a Publican and Auctioneer. Mr James McBean was educated at Inverness and later apprenticed to Surveying at Wrexham. He joined the Royal Engineers and became a Surveyor in the Ordnance Survey Department. Moved to Haverfordwest with the Royal Engineers/Ordnance survey, ... Read More »

Mr Harry Evans – Fruiterer, Poulterer and Grocer, Abertillery

Mr Harry Evans – Fruiterer, Poulterer & Grocer Abertillery. In the mid 1880s Mr James Mundy, and his wife Martha and family, were living at Abertillery and set up a Fish Monger & Grocery business at No10 Commercial Street, Abertillery, opposite what would become the Arcade. James and Martha had married in 1886 at the Congregational Chapel at Abertillery and ... Read More »

Inns and Public Houses 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 1800s. 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 »

The Clynmawr Hotel – Blaenau Gwent

The Clynmawr Hotel. The Clynmawr Hotel (seen lower middle on the map from 1880) was named after the area of Blaenau Gwent known as Clynmawr, the area extended from Tyr Bryn down to the main Railway line at Glanydwr and across to Brynteg to the east. There is no known English translation of the word Clyn, on the land maps ... Read More »

The Crown Inn – Blaenau Gwent

The Crown Inn. Mr John and Magdalen Jones. On the 1841 Census Mr John Michael Jones born 1775 at Aberystruth was a Farmer on Clynmawr, he lived in the farm which would become the original Crown Inn with his wife Mrs Magdalen Jones from Cardiganshire and their children, Masters John, Richard, Daniel, Michael John, Anthony and Miss Elizabeth Jones. Mr ... Read More »

Bon Stores Cwmtillery – Brown Paper Shopping Bag

A Brown Paper Shopping Bag from the Bon Stores, Cwmtillery. The Bon Stores, was at No7 Fieldings Terrace Cwmtillery and owned by Messrs L. & M. Thay. Fieldings Terrace was a small row of buildings on Ty-Dan-y-Wal Road just above the Winifred Terrace and the entrance to the Cwmtillery Colliery. Made from a thick Brown paper with White string handles. ... Read More »

Mr Matthew Habakkuk – Colliery Owner, Agent and Mining Engineer

Mr Matthew Habakkuk – Colliery Owner, Agent and Mining Engineer. Mr Matthew Habakkuk was born in the 1790s at Langyfelach, Glamorgan. Some documents have him with differing age. I believe he married Margaret, she was from the same town Langyfelach, Glamorgan and was born in 1800. An advertisement from the Monmouthshire Merlin newspaper (as seen left) dated January 1838. It ... Read More »

The Six Bells Inn

The Old Six Bells Inn. The old Six Bells Inn (as seen circled on the featured image above) was situated close to the old Black Bridge by the side of the main Railway Line where Cwm-Llydrew Home is now. I don’t know the date it was originally built or established though a building at that place was on the 1840 ... Read More »

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