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Ebbw Vale, Gwent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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


l was born in the Rookery, Ebbw Vale, lived in 19 Second Row, Newtown until l was eight. We then moved to a new housing estate called Garnlydan where I grew up before we moved to Newport. I worked at LLanwern steel works - and retired from there. I am now living in south west lreland. l have very fond memories of Newtown, Ebbw Vale.

A memory of Ebbw Vale by Peter Mcging

Wonderful Town

Growing up in Ebbw Vale there was the best four Picture Houses and three dances a week, great youth club r t b and had great time in school. Yea, it was special, used to love to have a pint in Tamplins in James Street or going to the Central Cafe. Had some great friends in Snowy Rolands and John Barnes and Mad Merv, yea they was special years and will live in my memory forever.

A memory of Ebbw Vale by Roland Lewis

The Arch Mr David Isacc

My uncle Stan Bowen lived in No 1 The Crescent, Ebbw Vale, Mon. If I can remember, there were about six steps to go down to the back door. Uncle Stan's sister and brother also lived there. We used to go down on a Sunday from Newtown before the war to visit them. Regards, Idris Bowen

A memory of Ebbw Vale by Idris Bowen