Nantyglo & Blaina

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 1850s Mr Frederick Levick was in partnership with Mr George Shaw Munn; Mr Robert Cruttwell; Mr Robert Allies; Mr ... Read More »

Nantyglo and Blaina Hospital for Infectious Diseases

Nantyglo and Blaina Hospital for Infectious Diseases. Epidemics. Throughout time many epidemics had broken out in England and Wales. Since records began in the 1600s they were mainly confined to large cities and spread through the populous areas with poor sanitary conditions and inadequate supplies of drinking water. Though as the population grew and expanded (mostly in primitive conditions) to ... Read More »

The Reading Institute – Blaina

The Blaina Instruction Society. In January 1846 a British and Foreign School was built at the Blaina and Cwmcelyn Iron Works (as seen in the clipping left) to educate the children of the many Iron Workers and was established through the persistence of Mr Frederick Levick, Ironmaster of the Blaina and Cwmcelyn Iron Works. In March 1848 it was reported ... 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 1800s. Their partnership was known as William Williams & Co and was a Company Shop business when the Nantyglo Ironworks were in its infancy. Their partnership was dissolved in 1813.  ... Read More »

Blaina House – Cwmcelyn, Blaina

Blaina House – Cwmcelyn, Blaina. Blaina House along with a few other houses and the Blaina Inn belonged to and was part of the Blaina Estate. The Estate was all part of the Blaina Iron Works. I don’t know the exact date Blaina House was constructed though it was on the 1840 Tithe Map (as seen left) The block of ... Read More »

Blaina Iron Works – A Brief History

Blaina Iron Works. Mr George Jones. In 1820 the Blaina Iron Works were established by Mr George Jones, a Shropshire Iron Master. Over the proceeding years the area slowly built up around them and was carried on by Mr Richard Brown and his son’s. More information on Mr George Jones below. Messrs Brown Family. Mr Richard Brown. Mr Richard Brown ... Read More »

Havard and Morgan – Aerated Mineral Water Manufacturers Nantyglo

Havard and Morgan – Aerated Mineral Water Manufacturers Nantyglo. Messrs Havard and Morgan consisted of the partnership of Mr William Griffiths Morgan and Mr Thomas Havard. Mr William Griffiths Morgan. Mr William Griffiths Morgan, born 1875 was the son of Mr Thomas Morgan and Martha Morgan nee Phillips. His father Thomas Morgan was a Wesleyan Minister originally from St Davids, ... Read More »

Duffryn Recreational Grounds – Blaina

Duffryn Recreational Grounds – Blaina. The Duffryn Recreation Ground had been a venue for sports since the mid 1850s though the grounds you see today were laid down by groups of unemployed men working for the Council within a scheme funded by various organisations over many years. The scheme also included funding for the Banna Recreation Grounds and the reconstruction ... Read More »

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