Sport and Leisure

Abertillery Park Outdoor Swimming Baths

Abertillery Park Swimming Baths. The construction of an outdoor swimming baths at Abertillery Park was the brainchild of Councillor Mr Arthur Tilney. Following is a Link to – Mr Arthur Tilney. The Council Meeting and Proposal. On Monday 8th of August 1898, a council meeting was held at the Abertillery Offices where Mr W. Stewart presided, those present were as …

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Abertillery Cricket Club – An Early History

Abertillery Cricket – An Early History. In the 1870’s the Abertillery Cricket Grounds (coloured green on the map above) was originally on the fields where Glandwr St is now built (between the river and the tin works feeder). There is a news report that Abertillery played Ebbw Vale, at Ebbw Vale as early as 1871. The Glandwr Cricket Field was …

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Abertillery Recreational Grounds – The Park

Abertillery Recreational Grounds. In the early days of Abertillery there wasn’t one specific recreational ground for any sport to be played, or for anyone to go and relax, to hold shows or fete’s etc. The population was rapidly increasing, ground being sold off for substantial house building projects and the need for a park or recreation ground was at the …

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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 …

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