Brynmawr in the Snow – Circa 1885-1890

Brynmawr in the Snow – Circa 1885-1890. This is a very old sepia photograph of Brynmawr taken about 1885-1890, it shows what would become Market Square and was taken before the Market Hall was constructed. The size of the card is 7″ x 10″ inches – The photograph size is 6″ x 4″ inches. The Official Opening of the New ... Read More »

Brynmawr Canine Society Medallion – 1927

Brynmawr Canine Society. On Wednesday 23rd of 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 ... Read More »

Nantyglo Railway Station

Nantyglo Railway Station. In 1858 the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company entered into negotiations with Messrs Bailey of the Nantyglo Iron Works for a lease of their railway from Coalbrookvale to Nantyglo where they wanted to erect a railway station for passengers and goods. Permission was granted and the planning began. By 1859 the Nantyglo Railway Station was under construction. ... Read More »

Crumlin Viaduct – Commemorative Plate, Briggs & Co Booters, Brynmawr

Messrs Briggs & Co Boot and Shoe Manufacturers. Messrs Briggs & Co were Mr William Edwin Briggs and his son Mr Arthur Edwin Briggs, a family of boot and shoe manufacturers from Leicester. They had stores in all major towns throughout Britain with many in South Wales including Brynmawr, Abertillery, Risca, Blackwood, Abercarn, Ebbw Vale and Newbridge. The Commemorative Plate. ... Read More »

New Market Hall – Brynmawr

Market Hall, Brynmawr – An Early History. A market house for Brynmawr was first mentioned in a meeting of the inhabitants of Brynmawr in September 1839 and was covered in a newspaper report (as seen left) featured in the Glamorgan, Monmouth and Brecon Gazette, published on the 28th of September 1839. The Meeting. On Monday 16th of September 1839, the ... Read More »

Mr H. Connop & Son Stores – Beaufort Street, Brynmawr

Mr H. Connop & Son Stores – Brynmawr. During the 1870’s Mr Henry Connop Snr was at Brynmawr with his wife Ann Connop nee Pickard. The store, Messrs H. Connop & Son was situated at 54 Beaufort Street, Brynmawr (can be┬áseen far left in the featured image above) Mr Henry Connop Snr. Mr Henry Connop Snr was born in 1818 ... Read More »

Brynmawr Library and Institute – Alma Street, Brynmawr

Brynmawr Library and Institute – Alma Street Brynmawr. In March 1892 the need for a public library and park was first raised at a public meeting held at Pearson’s Auction Mart, on Market Square, Brynmawr. In September 1895 a meeting of the Librarian Association of Great Britain held in Cardiff read a letter in connection with the Brynmawr Council and ... Read More »

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