Old Maps of Blackwood

Historic Maps of Blackwood and the local area.

I have no memories of Blackwood as such. My interest started when I retired and took on my Genealogy! Anyway, I knew about Ossie Brown and the family butcher's shop in High St but especially his father, Arthur J Brown, my grandfather's brother. They were born and brought up in Llantwit Fardre, near Pontypridd, where (...Read full memory)

I was an apprentice at Chastons from 1953, just after Alfred John Chaston (known as AJ) took over the business from his father. At that time there were about 70 employees, with a workshop, body/paint shop, tyre department, stores, and showroom. The workshop foreman was Harold Davies, unkindly known as 'Shorty'. The (...Read full memory)