Abergavenny, Gwent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Abergavenny and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Ye Old Hereforshire

My parents ran Ye Old Herefordshire (a pub) in 1963 for three months. It was a rough old place and the police would come in at closing time to make sure there was no trouble. Next door was the Kai Nam restaurant. I was at boarding school in Cardiff, and I remember being called 'chinky lover' because I would eat with ...Read full memory

A memory of Abergavenny by Hazel S

Frogmore Cafe

My parents Monica and Jack Garrett ran the Frogmore Cafe from 1954 until 1978 when it became a dry cleaners when  they then sold it to Sketchleys in 1980. I was their only son Richard.

Cattle Market

As far as I can remember, my brother and I were taken to this market only once, in August 1949, and we were most interested in the cattle. I have lovely photo of us stroking a calf there.