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Messrs J. Lancaster & Co – Brick

Messrs J. Lancaster & Co Brick. This Brick was the older design of the two known examples produced by the Company. Messrs John Lancaster & Co, Colliery owners originally at Blaina and later Roseheyworth, Cwmtillery and Six Bells. The company opened their own Brickworks at Blaina in 1892 (as seen in the report left). There are two known different design bricks ... Read More »

Messrs J. Lancaster & Co – Brick

Messrs J. Lancaster & Co Brick. This Brick was the modern design of the two known examples produced by the Company. Messrs John Lancaster & Co, Colliery owners originally at Blaina and later Roseheyworth, Cwmtillery and Six Bells. The company opened their own Brickworks at Blaina in 1892. There are two known different design bricks produced by the company both ... Read More »

Powell’s Tillery Colliery Co – Brick.

Powell’s Tillery Colliery Co – Brick. In 1891 Powell’s Tillery Brickworks, Castle Street, Abertillery was constructed. The Penybont, Gray and Vivian Colliery owners Messrs Powell’s opened their own Brickworks in the grounds of the Vivian Colliery on Castle Street, Abertillery. They produced Red and Yellow coloured bricks and they were used to construct many buildings in Abertillery including the Powell’s ... Read More »

Mr E. G. Smith & Co – Abertillery Brick maker

Mr E. G. Smith & Co – Abertillery Brick-maker. I have no information on Messrs E. G. Smith & Sons. Mr Smith was one of a few known brick makers in the Abertillery between 1850 and 1930. Abertillery and District Brickworks and Brick makers. Mr James B. King, Abertillery, Cwmtillery. Mr King was also a Coalmine Level owner at Abertillery in ... Read More »

Mr S. Ralph & Sons Mineral Water Bottle – Abertillery

Mr Samuel Ralph & Sons Mineral Water Manufacturing. An actual bottle from Mr S. Ralph’s Pop Factory. There were a few different design glass bottles produced by Messrs Ralph & Sons and also a known Stoneware dumpy bottle in a Dark Grey colour about 7″ in height 3″ diameter.  Made from Glass. Size 8″ x 3″ inches. A close-up of ... Read More »

Messrs Ralph and Sons – Abertillery

Mr Samuel Ralph. Mr Samuel Ralph was born in 1865 at Cwmtillery, Abertillery. He was the son of Mr Henry and Eleanor Ralph of Chapel Row, Cwmtillery. Samuel was the eldest of four sons, with William, Thomas and Alfred and a daughter Sarah. In about 1884 Mr Samuel Ralph moved from the family home at Cwmtillery, married Agnes Alice nee ... Read More »

BOY BLUE/DOUBLE SIDED…….USA (PROMO)

A Side……. Boy Blue B Side……. Boy Blue Label/No……. United Artists UA-XW634-X Pressed in ……. USA Notes……. Stereo/Mono promo record. Intro timing printed on labels. This promo record has a shorter timing at 2 minutes 53 seconds.           Read More »

BOY BLUE/DOUBLE SIDED…….USA (PROMO)

A Side……. Boy Blue B Side……. Boy Blue Label/No……. United Artists UA-XW634-X Pressed in ……. USA Notes……. Stereo/Mono promo record. Intro timing printed on labels. This promo record has a longer timing at 3 minutes 15 seconds.           Read More »

Abertillery War Memorial

Abertillery War Memorial. After the Great War of 1914-1918 and prior to the erection of the War Memorial the people of Abertillery attended Remembrance Day Services every November 11th at various buildings in the town. The main procession was formed at the Drill Hall with a walk to the Parish Church where memorial services were held. The Salvation Army used ... Read More »

A Conveyor Belt Puller

A Conveyor Belt Puller. Made of Iron. Size 5″ x 5″ x 3″ inches.  This tool was used to pull the lengths of conveyor belting along the structure ready for stitching together. The mechanism is pivoted in a way that the grip on the jaw is tightened by pulling the handle. There is a small grub-screw on the grip which ... Read More »

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