Abergavenny, From The Canal 1893

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Caption for Abergavenny, From The Canal 1893: Here, from the Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal of 1812, Abergavenny can be seen in the distance. Between the new cemetery in the centre and the allotments and houses to the right, the Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny railway line, opened in 1862, begins its climb of 1000ft to Brynmawr, a mere eight miles away.

An extract from Around Alton Photographic Memories.

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My parents ran Ye Old Herefordshire (a pub) in 1963 for three months. It was a rough old place and the police would come in at closing time to make sure there was no trouble. Next door was the Kai Nam restaurant. I was at boarding school in Cardiff, and I remember being called 'chinky lover' because I would eat with (...Read full memory)

I think this a picture of Abergavenny Town Hall, but am not sure. When we were staying in Abergavenny we lived outside, in Albany Road, on the way to the Rholben and the Deri, which we often climbed and as we didn't go into the town awfully much, only when my mother needed something, I have only vague memories of it. My (...Read full memory)

This picture reminds me of a photo my father took from the top of the Blorenge when we climbed it in August 1949. To start, we had to take the railway (closed in the 50's) to Gilwern or Govilon (I can't remember which!) and then begin our climb from there.  When they reached the top, my father and brother (...Read full memory)

As far as I can remember, my brother and I were taken to this market only once, in August 1949, and we were most interested in the cattle. I have lovely photo of us stroking a calf there.

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Caption for Abergavenny, From The Canal 1893: Here, from the Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal of 1812, Abergavenny can be seen in the distance. Between the new cemetery in the centre and the allotments and houses to the right, the Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny railway line, opened in 1862, begins its climb of 1000ft to Brynmawr, a mere eight miles away.

An extract from Around Alton Photographic Memories.

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