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. Sir Thomas Phillips. Sir Thomas Phillips was born at Ynys-y-Garth near the Clydach Iron Works, close to Brynmawr, Brecknockshire, he became the Mayor of Newport ... 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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