Powell’s Tillery Institute

Powell’s Tillery Miner’s Institute – A History

The First Reading Rooms at Abertillery in 1856. Long before Mr Thomas Wilde Powell came to the valley, education was at the forefront of the long term planning for the towns workforce by the industrialists. One of these who pushed for education was Sir Thomas Phillips, he fought for the Welsh language and worked closely with Messrs T. P. & ... Read More »

Powell’s Tillery Institute Gymnastics Teams

Powell’s Tillery Institute Gymnastics Teams. The Powell’s Tillery team was known as such but also reported as being the Tillery team, Powell’s Gymnastics team, the Tilleryites and also the Tilleryans. There was no right or wrong way to refer to the squad, it was just the preference of the individual reporters who wrote their stories. It may look confusing to ... Read More »

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