Abergavenny, The Castle From Usk Bridge c.1955

Abergavenny, The Castle From Usk Bridge c.1955

Neg. A9034


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The castle and the south- eastern approaches to the town present an illusion of island tranquillity, stretching from the wide waters of the Usk through the cattle-filled Castle Meadows to the wooded slopes of the Little Skirrid in the distance.

Memories of Abergavenny

Mayor Of Abergavenny 1907

Interesting to read about William Williams who was Mayor three times, lately in 1908. My great grandfather Samuel Deverall was Mayor in 1907 and owned a greengrocery in 44 Cross Street. He was married to Georgina and had two sons, Edmund and Albert. Sadly he was found hanged in 1910 at a farm in Pontypool. I have been told it wasn't suicide but don't really know.

A memory of Abergavenny

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

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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.

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