Nantyglo & Blaina

Nantyglo Railway Station

Nantyglo Railway Station. In 1858 the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company entered into negotiations with Messrs Bailey of the Nantyglo Iron Works for a lease of their railway from Coalbrookvale to Nantyglo where they wanted to erect a railway station for passengers and goods. Permission was granted and the planning began. By 1859 the Nantyglo Railway Station was under construction. ... Read More »

Mr Joseph Bailey – Nantyglo Iron Works

Mr Joseph Bailey – Nantyglo Iron Works. A section of letter posted to Mr Henry Bailey, signed by Mr Joseph Bailey of the Nantyglo Iron Works.  Dated 21st March 1836. Mr Joseph Bailey Esq Iron Master, elder brother of Mr Crawshay Bailey (born 1783 – died 1858). MP for Worcester 1835 – 1847. MP for Breconshire 1847-1858. Read More »

Mr Joseph Bailey – Nantyglo Iron Works

Mr Joseph Bailey – Nantyglo Iron Works. A Parliamentary Free Front, signed by Mr Joseph Bailey of the Nantyglo Iron Works.  Dated 13th June 1835. Mr Joseph Bailey Esq Iron Master, elder brother of Mr Crawshay Bailey (born 1783 – died 1858). MP for Worcester 1835 – 1847. MP for Breconshire 1847-1858. Read More »

Mr Frederick Kiff – Aerated Water Manufacturer, Nantyglo

Mr F. Kiff – Aerated Mineral Water Bottle – Nantyglo. A Frederick Kiff, green glass Aerated Mineral Water Bottle. Made from Glass. Size 9″ x 2 1/2″ inches. This type of bottle is known as a Bullet Top Stopper and dated to 1890. Mr Frederick Kiff – Aerated Mineral Water Manufacturer of Nantyglo. Mr Frederick Kiff was born in 1861 at ... Read More »

Blaina and District Hospital

Blaina and District Cottage Hospital. On Thursday 26th December 1889 a meeting of the Nantyglo and Blaina Local Board took place. Those present were as follows – Mr Thomas Morgan presided in the absence of Mr John Dakers (Chairman); Mr E. Harris; Mr J. Bainton; Mr J. Allen; Mr Rosser Rosser; Mr W. Parry (Grocer); Mr G. R. Harris; Mr ... 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 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 1600’s 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 »

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