Aberbeeg, Christchurch From Llanhilleth c.1960

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Memories of Aberbeeg


I grew up in Aberbeeg as Pat Howells. Everyone knew the Howells as my dad, Doug, was one of 8 children. My uncle worked in the brewery for many years and I grew up in Woodland Terrace and had to pass the brewery at the end of the road every day to go to school. I also remember the old stables on the square (...Read full memory)

My husband worked at Webbs brewery from 1953-1956 as chief engineer. We lived at 3 Brewery Terrace (opposite the brewery). We often used the Hanbury Hotel and my husband knew Howard Collins I remember he was a very nice man and his wife also. My husband had an apprentice who lived in Aberbeeg but I can't (...Read full memory)

I lived on Commercial Road, Aberbeeg with my mam, dad, three brothers and sister a stones throw from Aberbeeg School which I attended when Mr Talbot was headmaster. My local chapel was in Glandawr and has been demolished. I belonged to a Christian group there called The Campainers. Our family never went out of Aberbeeg for (...Read full memory)

My grandmother and grandfather, Francis and Issac Waters, lived and brought up their family at Woodmans Cottage, Aberbeeg, my grandfather was woodman there working for Pontypool Estates. I was told of many happy memories of life in Aberbeeg by my mother Thelma, now sadly died, she lived there with her brothers and (...Read full memory)

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