Old Maps of Pontypool

Historic Maps of Pontypool and the local area.

My grandparents lived at 52 Osborne Road,( opposite the Griffin Press) I remember spending many a happy weekend there after school finished on Friday when I would travel from Cwmbran by bus which in those days stopped right outside Nan's house. When I was 12 we (my Mum Dad & two brothers), moved in with Nan & Gransh. Happy uncomplicated days.

The bus is parked outside the Pontypool office of the "Red & White" bus company. Their head office was in Chepstow and they ran services across the whole of Monmouthshire as Gwent was then known. Buses for Newport, Usk, Chepstow, Abergavenny and Blackwood went from the Clarence. A glass canopy ran across the whole (...Read full memory)