Abertillery History

A Pair of Ladies Vintage Leather Boots

A Pair of Ladies Vintage Leather Boots. A pair of museum quality ladies vintage leather boots with waxed laces.  Made from leather and iron. Black leather uppers with brown leather soles strengthened with iron studs with iron toe and heel plates.  Size 9″ x 3 1/4″ x 8″ inches. Shoe size ladies 2.  Read More »

A Pair of Children’s Vintage Leather Hobnail Boots (C.W.S.) Co-operative Wholesale Society

A Pair of Children’s Vintage Leather Hobnail Boots (C.W.S.) Co-operative Wholesale Society. A pair of museum quality child’s vintage leather hobnail boots with waxed laces. Made by Goliath Boot Manufacturers and distributed by the C.W.S. Co-operative Wholesale Society.  Dated circa 1930.  Made from leather and iron. Black leather uppers with brown leather soles strengthened with iron studs and hobnails with ... Read More »

A Pair of Children’s Vintage Leather Boots

A Pair of Children’s Vintage Leather Boots. A pair of museum quality child’s vintage leather boots with waxed laces.  Made from leather and iron. Black leather uppers with brown leather soles strengthened with iron studs with iron toe and heel plates.  Size 7″ x 3″ x 5″ inches. Shoe size, children’s 7.  Read More »

The Castle Inn – Abertillery

The Castle Inn – Abertillery. It was reported that the Castle Inn, Castle Street, Abertillery (as seen mid-centre in the main featured image above) had its first lease as a public house in 1842. The Inn was situated on the junction of Hill Street and Castle Street opposite where the entrance into Tesco Supermarket is today. The Castle Inn or ... Read More »

Saxon & Co, Brynmawr – Stoneware Bottle

Saxon & Co, Brynmawr – Stoneware Bottle. Saxon & Co Botanical Brewers of Brynmawr, proprietor Mr John Keysell. This bottle is made of stoneware with an internal screw stopper top. Size 11″ x 5″ inches. (More information on the company to be uploaded). Read More »

Saxon & Co, Chapel Road, Brynmawr – Glass Bottle

Saxon & Co – Chapel Street, Brynmawr – Glass Bottle. This bottle is made of glass with an internal screw stopper top. It has the company name of Saxon & Co, Chapel Street, Brynmawr embossed on the front of the bottle and Saxon & Co embossed on the bottom of the bottle. Size 8″ x 2 1/2″ inches. Read More »

Cwmtillery Welfare Club – Penybont

Cwmtillery Welfare Club – Penybont. The Cwmtillery Welfare Club situated at Penybont Tip was a club established for the workmen of the Abertillery New Mine, Cwmtillery Section. The building (as seen in the centre of the main featured image above) was originally a stables and granary and later a laboratory for the colliery, it stood on two and a half ... Read More »

The Abertillery Land Investment Company – Mr Edward Oxenford Preston Esq

The Abertillery Land Investment Company. In 1892 Mr Edward Oxenford Preston and Co of No.4 Tokenhouse Buildings, Bank of England, London formed the Abertillery Land Investment Company Limited, with others. The company (as seen in the advertisement left) was formed to acquire property, building sites, land and to build houses and cottages in colliery and industrial town districts. Mr Edward ... Read More »

Mr William Gillman, Aberbeeg – Stoneware Bottle

Mr William Gillman. Mr William Gillman of Aberbeeg, stoneware bottle.  Made from stoneware. Size 6 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ inches. Mr William Gillman. Mr Gillman was born in 1867 at Aberbeeg. On the 1881 census Mr Gillman, was an apprentice cellar man, living with his mother and step-father Joseph and Hannah Clark at Woodland Terrace, Aberbeeg. In 1889 he married ... Read More »

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