Crumlin, Viaduct 1893

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Caption for Crumlin, Viaduct 1893: Built to carry the Taff Vale Extension railway across the Ebbw and Kendon valleys to join the Taff Vale and Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford railways together, the 200 foot-high Crumlin viaduct was a 19th-century testimony to the economic power of coal. Designed by Thomas Kennard, the eight-pier viaduct was constructed by Charles Liddell, using castings from Falkirk and wrought iron from nearby Blaenavon. Construction began in 1853 and was finished in 1855, although the viaduct only came into service a year and half later. Demolished after the 1964 closure of the railway it carried, the elegant structure now exists only in photographs such as this.

An extract from Monmouthshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Crumlin


I am trying to trace my family's history and wondered if anyone can help. My Grandfather, Sidney George Moon lived at 114 Lewis Street according to the 1911 census. He worked down the Crumlin pit. He went on to father 12 children and my father Kenneth C. Moon was the youngest born in 1920 in Crumlin but they may have (...Read full memory)

I was born in Albertina road Treowen in 1940 and have some very good memories of Crumlin and Newbridge .They were good days but hard . My dad worked in The old Griagfawr pit . I left Crumlin in 1965 to work at Lucas Girling Cwmbran .I had a lot of good pals in Crumlin and will never forget them .

I was born in March ,1947 at 69,Treowen Road.It was a terrible winter,and the midwife who delivered me (Nurse Maiden) had to enter the house through the upstairs bedroom window because the snow was pilled up so high. I lived in treowen Road untill I was twelve years old and and I've nothing but happy memouries of the place . In (...Read full memory)

In the picture of Crumlin the Square it shows my two very good pals and myself . It brings back a lot of memories to me .

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Caption for Crumlin, Viaduct 1893: Built to carry the Taff Vale Extension railway across the Ebbw and Kendon valleys to join the Taff Vale and Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford railways together, the 200 foot-high Crumlin viaduct was a 19th-century testimony to the economic power of coal. Designed by Thomas Kennard, the eight-pier viaduct was constructed by Charles Liddell, using castings from Falkirk and wrought iron from nearby Blaenavon. Construction began in 1853 and was finished in 1855, although the viaduct only came into service a year and half later. Demolished after the 1964 closure of the railway it carried, the elegant structure now exists only in photographs such as this.

An extract from Monmouthshire Photographic Memories.

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