Old Maps of Blackwood

Historic Maps of Blackwood and the local area.

Memories of Blackwood

Read and share your memories of Blackwood itself or of a particular photo of Blackwood.

I remember Mr & Mrs Williams living on Marian Wen, they were our neighbours and there was a butchers shop near by. I was ten when we left moving to Canada, my maiden name was Alderman. The best memories was going to the movies in Blackwood where my mother worked as an ice-cream lady. I will be returing for a visit soon (...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)