General History

Mr Moses Adams – Abertillery Contractor and Builder – Illuminated Address

Mr Moses Adams Illuminated Address. This large illuminated address was presented to Mr Moses Adams upon the occasion of the family leaving Abertillery to reside at Waun Fawr House, Risca, Monmouthshire. Size 31 1/2″ x 25 1/2″ inches. Moses Adams Illuminated Address Presentation. On Monday 8th May 1911 a presentation meeting and public tea was held at the Newall Street ... Read More »

Mr Samuel Nathan Jones J.P., O.B.E.

Mr Samuel Nathan Jones J.P., O.B.E. Mr Samuel Nathan Jones was born on 3rd July 1850 at Pond House, Abertillery. His parents were Mr Edward Jones and Jane Jones nee Hughes. Mr and Mrs Hughes were the first postmaster and postmistress of Abertillery, their post office was at the railway platform connected with Pond House opposite the Abertillery Tin Works, ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Housing Estate – A Brief History

Rose Heyworth Housing Estate. In the mid 1940’s the council were under pressure to provide housing in the district and plans were put forth with the approval of the Welsh Board of Health to build a housing estate on the eastern side of the valley (as seen in the main featured image above) north of Clyn Mawr and the cottages ... Read More »

Blaina Industrial and Provident Society Limited, Share, Capital Interest, Dividend and Withdrawals Account Book 1920

Blaina Industrial and Provident Society Limited, Share, Capital Interest, Dividend and Withdrawals Account Book 1920. This account shares booklet from the Blaina Industrial and Provident Society Limited in connection with the Crosskeys branch of the society belonged to Mrs Mary Elizabeth Rawlings of Park Street, Crosskeys. Member number 597. The account in the name of Mrs Rawlings in this book ... Read More »

King George V and Queen Mary – Coronation Medal

The Coronation of King George V. On Thursday June 22nd 1911 King George V and his Consort Queen Mary were crowned at Westminster Abbey. The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Davidson and the Archbishop of York Dr Lang assisted by bishops and clergy, officiated at the service. On a local level preparations had been made for celebrating the event. Abertillery. At ... Read More »

The Christian Endeavour Union of Wales – Badge

The Christian Endeavour Union of Wales – Badge. This pin-back badge was available to members and officers of the Christian Endeavour Union of Wales during April 1933 to commemorate the Welsh National Convention held at Abertillery and the Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church.  Made by the Birmingham Medal Co. Size 1″ inch in diameter.   The Christian Endeavour Society. The first Christian ... Read More »

Mrs Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name

Mrs Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name. The Rose Heyworth Colliery was sunk in 1874 under the directorship of Mr Lawrence Heyworth managing director of the South Wales Colliery Company.  The company already owned Cwmtillery (the South Wales Colliery) and the first coal raised at Rose Heyworth was in about 1876-77, though may well have been later ... Read More »

The Remploy Factory – Abertillery

Remploy. Remploy was established in 1945 under the terms of the Disabled Persons Act of 1944, it is an organisation owned by the Department of Works and Pensions in the United Kingdom and provides employment and employment placement services for disabled people. Abertillery Remploy. On Friday 21st September 1945 the South Wales Gazette reported – The first meeting of the ... Read More »

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