Crumlin Viaduct

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

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, Risca, Blackwood, Abercarn, Ebbw Vale and Newbridge. In the early 1900’s ... Read More »

Crumlin Viaduct – History

Crumlin Viaduct. The viaduct at Crumlin was originally built to carry the Taff Vale extension of the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway across the River Ebbw at Crumlin. In May 1845 the Welshman Newspaper featured a report in connection with the Welsh Railways and the Vale of Neath, it stated that ” In addition to the Welsh Midlands Railways, a ... Read More »

Mr T. W. Kennard – Contractor of The Crumlin Viaduct

Mr T. W. Kennard. Mr Thomas William Kennard was the 5th child of ten born to Mr Robert William Kennard and Mary Anne nee Challis on the 29th August 1825. Robert and Mary Anne’s other children are as follows – Mary Jane Kennard; Charlotte Anne Kennard; Ellen Kennard; Rev Robert Bruce Kennard; Thomas William Kennard; Arthur Challis Kennard; Henry Martyn ... Read More »

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