Abersychan, Gwent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Romany Gypsies

My great granny, Genty Jenkins (nee Roberts), her husband David, and their baby Celia camped by the Robin Hood in Pontnewynydd, Abersychan in 1911 in a tent. Gentys sister, Celia Attewell (nee Roberts) was there with her husband Richard and their children. Was there a big gypsy presence then? They came from Kent so I'm ...Read full memory