Crumlin Viaduct

Mr David Francis Pritchard – Western Valley’s Brewery Crumlin

Mr David Francis Pritchard – Crumlin. Mr David Francis Pritchard, was born in Llangynidr, Brecknockshire in 1848, the son of Mr Edward and Sarah Pritchard of Llanfrynach, Brecon. In 1880 Mr David F. Pritchard married Mary Durrant Gibbins. Mary Durrant Gibbins was born in Devonshire on 26th July 1852. A short while after they moved to Buchan Terrace, Rhymney and ... Read More »

Crumlin Viaduct – Commemorative Plate

Messrs Briggs & Co Boot and Shoe Manufacturers. Messrs Briggs & Co were Mr William Edwin Briggs and his son Mr Arthur Edwin Briggs, a family of Boot and Shoe Manufacturers from Leicester. They had stores in all major towns with many in South Wales including Brynmawr, Risca, Blackwood, Abercarn, Ebbw Vale and Newbridge. In the early 1900s the Messrs ... Read More »

The Crumlin Viaduct – A History

Crumlin Viaduct. Originally built to carry the Taff Vale extension of the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway across the River Ebbw at Crumlin. In May 1845 the Welshman Newspaper featured a report in connection with The Welsh Railways and the Vale of Neath, it stated that ” In addition to the Welsh Midlands Railways, a new railway company has been ... Read More »

Mr T. W. Kennard Constructor of the Crumlin Viaduct

Mr T. W. Kennard. Thomas William Kennard was the 5th child of ten born to Mr Robert William Kennard and Mary Anne nee Challis on the 29th August 1825. Their other children are as follows – Mary Jane Kennard; Charlotte Anne Kennard; Ellen Kennard; Rev Robert Bruce Kennard; Thomas William Kennard; Arthur Challis Kennard; Henry Martyn Kennard; John Kennard; Howard ... Read More »

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