Abertillery History

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 »

Pubs and Clubs in Abertillery & District

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 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 »

The Six Bells Hotel

Six Bells Hotel. In August 1892 Mr Phillip Meredith, Landlord of the old Six Bells Inn applied to the General Annual Licensing Meeting to transfer his licence from the old Six Bells Inn to a new premises which was about to be erected upon the new road. This new Inn or Hotel was to be known as the Six Bells ... Read More »

Cwmtillery West Side Social and Sports Club

Cwmtillery West Side Social and Sports Club. The Cwmtillery West Side Social and Sports Club (as seen circled on the map in the featured image above) was, I believe, a wooden structure built on West Bank between Doctors Lane and the Methodist Church, Cwmtillery about 400 feet north of Winifred Terrace on Ty-Dan-y-Wal. It was funded by the Social Services ... Read More »

The Six Bells Congregational Church – The Rehoboth

The Six Bells Congregational Church – The Rehoboth. From the 1890s the congregationalists of Six Bells, Abertillery had held their religious meetings at the Hafod Van Reading Room, Six Bells. Over the years to follow the members of the church – a mission off-shoot of the Tabernacle Church looked toward more suitable accommodation, a church of their own in which ... Read More »

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