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Mr G. H. Handy – Tobacconist and Newsagent

Mr G. H. Handy – Tobacconist and Newsagent. In 1906 Mr G. H. Handy opened the Tobacconist and Newsagents and Fancy Dealer Shop at No25 & 26 Church Street Abertillery, opposite where Pritchard’s Chemist is today. The early advertisements showed they were also Stationers. Mr George Henry Handy. Mr George Henry Handy, born 1771 at Abertillery and his wife Mary ... Read More »

New Stubbin Colliery – Invoice for 3 Canaries

New Stubbin Colliery. An Invoice for 3 Canaries purchased for £0.15s.0d., by the Right Honourable Earl Fitzwilliam of the New Stubbin Colliery at Rawmarsh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. From Dr J. T. Quinney at New Cottages Upper Haugh. Dated 7th July 1932. The cost of the 3 Canaries was 15 Shillings, equivalent to £46.20p in today’s money. Read More »

Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name

Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name. The Rose Heyworth Colliery was sunk in 1874 under the directorship of Mr Lawrence Heyworth Managing Director  of the South Wales Colliery Company.  The Company already owned Cwmtillery (The South Wales Colliery) and the first coal raised at Roseheyworth was in 1876-77, though may well have been later as it is ... Read More »

Clyn Mawr Ganol – Penybont Nursing Home, Abertillery

Clyn Mawr Ganol. Clyn Mawr Ganol (middle farm) was one of three ancient farms at Clyn Mawr, Clyn Mawr Uchaf (upper farm) the Ganol and lower down close to where the Social Security Office is today was Clyn Mawr Isaf (lower farm). The Clyn Mawr Ganol is seen (centre-left) on the 1840 map, also seen on the map is the ... Read More »

N.C.B. Training Certificates

N.C.B. Training Certificates. Two National Coal Board Training Certificates from the Oakdale Training Centre, Oakdale Colliery. One Surface Training Certificate from between the period 26th February 1968 to 1st March 1968. The other is an Underground Training Certificate between the period 6th January 1969 to 3rd February 1969. These Certificates are my brother’s Mr Michael Christopher John Bennett issued for ... Read More »

Marine Colliery Certificate

Marine Colliery Certificate. A Certificate of appointment of an Officer under the Coal Mines Act of 1911, awarded to Mr Thomas Graydon to act as Ropeway Motors Attendant at the Marine Colliery, Cwm. Dated 6th May 1947. This Certificate issued by the N.C.B., was originally printed for the Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Co Ltd, though struck-through and rubber stamped with ... Read More »

Marine Colliery Certificate

Marine Colliery Certificate. A Certificate of appointment of an Officer under the Coal Mines Act of 1911, awarded to Mr Thomas Graydon to act as Surface Pumps Motors Attendant at the Marine Colliery, Cwm. Dated 30th November 1948. This Certificate issued by the N.C.B., was originally printed for the Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron & Coal Co Ltd, though struck-through and ... Read More »

A Dobbie Key

A Dobbie Key. A Dobbie Key. Made from hollow Iron tube, solid Iron head. Size 16″ inches long. Head 2″ inches wide. Handle 1″ inch diameter.  This key was used to pump up the Hydraulic Dobbie Pit Props on the coal face by placing the key into the pumping valve on the side of the prop and move the key ... Read More »

A Dowty Key

A Dowty Key. A Dowty Key. Made from solid Iron. Size 14 1/2″ inches long. Head 2″ inches wide. Handle 3/4″ of an inch diameter.  This key was used to pump up the Hydraulic Dowty Pit Props on the coal face by placing the key into the pumping valve on the side of the prop and move the key (left ... Read More »

Harmstons Music Warehouse

Harmstons Music Store. The Harmston Music Warehouse Company was established at No1 Nicholas Street, Pontypool in 1887 by Mr Albert Edward Harmston of Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. The Company specialised in Pianos and Organs. In about 1890 the Music Store was taken over by Mr J. J. Harmston of Penygarn, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, the younger brother of Mr A. E. Harmston and ... Read More »

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