Brynmawr Historical Society

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A guide to the street names of Brynmawr - The town of Brynmawr is very young, no more than about 200 years old. St Mary’s Church for example celebrated 100 years in the year 2000. We must also remember that the main part of the town was planned, this is not some haphazard built centre, it was laid out on a grid system.

A Great Fire in Brynmawr 1912 - By Edwin Lewis Jones

Reproduced with permission from the Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum Journal -  Issue No.1 September 2007

One Morning in May, 1959 - By Norman Griffiths

Reproduced with permission from the Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum Journal -  Issue No.5 June 2009

The Gullies & Lanes of Nantyglo - By Eifion Lloyd Davies

Reproduced with permission from the Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum Journal -  Issue No.3  June 2008

Bus Services in Monmouthshire & Gwent before 1947- By Norman Griffiths

Reproduced with permission from the Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum Journal -  Issue No.8  December 2010

The Quaker Influences

The quaker influences on the educational and social changes at Brynmawr.

Memories of Ty Sara - By Pearl G Jones

Memories of young people meeting at Ty Sara, near Llangattock during the Depression.

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Reminiscences of Brynmawr.

This file has been downloaded from the National Library of Wales 'Brycheiniog' Journal Vol: 16 (1972) and are the reminiscences of John. C.Bainton, as told to his daughter, Mabel. E.Robinson - Librarian, Brynmawr

The Public Houses and Inns of Brynmawr in 1859 - By Eifion Lloyd Davies.

A list of the Inns and Public Houses in 1859 and their publicans and where possible, the street address. Sadly some have been demolished but many are today private houses. Beer retailers or Beer House of 1859 are not listed.

Nantyglo & Blaina - By Eifion Lloyd Davies.

The story of a departed industry.

Anti-Chartist Meeting at Coalbrook Vale

On Monday, the 29th April, 1839, the inaugural meeting of the Anti-Chartist meeting was held and among

the 5,000 or more present in attendance were some of the oldest and respected inhabitants of the area.

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Who killed Suzy after Breakfast ?

This is an account of a murder that took place here in Brynmawr in 1870, it will include the evidence given by many people who were either involved or knew the accused and victim.