Abercarn, Persondy c.1955

Memories of Abercarn


Memories of walking to school, which was then West End Junior School, sited above the west end of Abercarn. Walking from Mount Pleasant, through Richard Thomas & Baldwin's Office yard, past Williams's stores, under the railway bridge, over the River Ebbw bridge and past the Fire Station brought me into the West (...Read full memory)

I used to spend my holidays with my grandfather who used to live in a area of Abercarn called 'The Ranks'

I wonder if anyone can help me . I am researching for a book and I need information on an inn called The Masons arms in Tunnell road. In 1900 it was run by a Mr Williams and his family.Has anyone any old photos of the inn or information on it. One of the children living there in 1901 become the father of a famous soccer player. Thanks for your time John

Remember The Ranks very well. Lots of my friends lived there. Tony Howells, Ian Davies(Pooky), Tony Randall, Spikey Iles, Jock Ilse and their sisters. I remember the Davey family and many others. Most vivid memory is running the streets of The Ranks on washing days. Every street had washing lines stretched between the houses and all were full on washing days.

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