Local History Collectable Items

The Newport Abercarn Black Vein Steam Coal Company Limited – A Letter of Confirmation of Share Certificate

The Newport Abercarn Black Vein Steam Coal Company Limited – A Letter of Conformation of Share Certificate. This letter of confirmation of a share certificate was given by the secretary of the company Mr J. E. Clark to gentleman (illegible) on the 20th January 1875. It is five shares in the company which at this time each share was £10 ... Read More »

A Section of the Cwmtillery Colliery Flight Rope

A Section of the Cwmtillery Colliery Flight Rope. This section of flight, aerial ropeway steel rope was found on-site at Cwmtillery Colliery. It is a half-lock coil, burden rope, this was the rope the flight buckets would travel upon while being pulled by the haulage rope.  The section of rope is 20″ inches in length by  1 and a 1/4″ ... Read More »

Mr H. Matthews – Abertillery Pottery Jug

Mr H. Matthews – Abertillery Drinking Jug. A pottery jug presented to Mr H. Matthews of Norman House, Abertillery. Norman House is situated on Cwm Cottage Road, Abertillery.  Made from pottery. Size 7 1/2″ x 6″ inches. Mr Herbert Matthews was a coal miner from Wiltshire lived at Norman House. On the 1911 census he was living there  with his ... Read More »

Abertillery – Ornamental Jug and Bowl Set

Abertillery Jug and Bowl Set. An ornamental jug and bowl set depicting a Welsh tea party with three ladies dressed in traditional outfits sat around a table with the print “Look You! A Welsh Tea Party at Abertillery”. Made by Carlton China, Stoke on Trent, England. Dated 1906 – 1920’s. Made from china. Size Jug 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ ... Read More »

Gwent v New Zealand All Blacks 1972

Gwent versus New Zealand All Blacks. The Welfare Sports Ground Ebbw Vale. Date Tuesday 28th November 1972. Forty page rugby programme by the Monmouthshire County Rugby Football Club. An official programme original price ten-pence.  I have tried to decipher most of the players who signed the cover – Alun Pask; S. G. Skudder (Waikato); Glyn Turner (Ebbw Vale); Arthur Lewis; ... Read More »

Crumlin Viaduct – A Commemorative Three Piece Tea Set

Crumlin Viaduct – A Commemorative Three Piece Tea Set. This tea set comprises one cup, a saucer and a small tea plate. It has a transfer print of the Crumlin Viaduct one the front of the cup and on the tea plate.  Made from porcelain china. Size – Cup 3″ x 3″ inches. Saucer – 5″ inches. Plate 6″ inches. ... Read More »

Brynmawr Canine Society Medallion – 1927

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

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