Abertillery, Gwent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Childhood

After moving from birmingham to abertillery to live with my grandparents in chapel street we lived over the fire station the front of the station being in the street below.My grandfather a miner would give me a penny on Friday on his way home from work I would go around to the street below and next door to the fire station was a ...Read full memory

Lavender Family

My Nan was Elsie Lavender and she lived in Glendwr Street. Elsie was born in 1921 to parents Ethel and Bill (William) Lavender. She had an older sister called Connie who passed away at the age of 21 years. She had a younger brother Hayden and a younger sister Maureen (Mary) and Sheila Lavender. Elsie lived in ...Read full memory

Landons Newspaper And Toy Shop

A close relative, Charles Passey, was in the police force in Abertillery. He married Doll Landon whose parents kept a shop there and I spent many a happy holiday with them in Abertillery in the mid 1930s.  The shop was fascinating to me, a small girl at the time.  Not only was it a tobacconist and ...Read full memory