Local History Collectable Items

Mr Lewis Viaduct Hotel – Crumlin

Lewis Viaduct Hotel Bottle. A green glass bottle with the original vulcanite stopper, the bottle is embossed with Lewis, Viaduct Hotel, Crumlin. The stopper is embossed with Viaduct Hotel, Crumlin. This type of bottle was first designed in the 1870’s and patented in 1880. Size of the bottle 11″ x 3″ inches.  As the bottle manufacturers didn’t mould the first ... Read More »

King Edward VIII Lapel Pins

King Edward VIII Lapel Badges. During King Edward VIII’s reign a fund was set up for the Miners of Wales, souvenir items related to the Prince of Wales was sold in aid of the Welsh Miners Fund. The Edward VIII lapel pins sold at 2d (pence) each, all proceeds to the fund. The collection below consists of a small metal ... Read More »

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 »

The Abertillery Church of England School – Text Book 1930

The Abertillery Church of England School – Text Book 1930. This is a 1930 Abertillery Urban District Council Education Committee text book which came from the Church School, Abertillery. The book belonged to Miss Frances Trigg of Class 1 Standard 6. Miss Frances Trigg was born in 1918 and while at school lived at 48 Bridge Street, Abertillery. She sadly ... Read More »

Messrs Cruttwell, Allies & Co – Cwm Celyn and Blaina Works 1853

Cruttwell and Allies & Co – Cwm Celyn and Blaina Iron Works. A letter envelope dated February 1853, to Messrs Cruttwell, Allies & Co, Cwm Celyn and Blaina Works, near Newport, Monmouthshire. Folded size – 5″ x 3″ inches. In the 1850’s Mr Frederick Levick was in partnership with Mr George Shaw Munn; Mr Robert Cruttwell; Mr Robert Allies; Mr ... Read More »

William Williams & Co Company Token – Nantyglo Iron Works 1811

William Williams & Co – Nantyglo Iron Works 1811. Mr William Williams was partner with Mr Matthew Wayne and Mr Joseph Bailey Esq at Nantyglo Iron Works in the early 1800’s. Their partnership was known as William Williams & Co and was a company shop business when the Nantyglo Ironworks were in its infancy. The partnership of Bailey and Wayne ... Read More »

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