YOUR QUESTION BOARD
We hope you enjoy your trip down memory lane here in Blackwood. If you recognise any of the pics, please use the comments box to share them with all of us.
Anyone have any memories/recollections of Laffan's, the engineering firm based at Blackwood?
Anyidea when this picture was taken and was this anything to do with the 1750s for a school project
does anybody know how Francis Street got it's name? was it named after anyone, and if so, who?
that is naw argos
I remember te tubes too - and the sound they made: "floop".
Yes the Brgoed Emprium, I rmemeber going there as a child with my school grant money and the money tubes fascinated me too!
the shop in question is the Bargoed emporium, as a children we were fascinated by the money tubes which would zoom aroud the store
Was one of those shops Mister Breens Sweet shop?
the shop on the corner looks very much where the argos shop now stands and i agree with last comment that it is not woodbine road
The building is the Chapel and opposite Bargoed Emporium the building is Trevor Griffiths and Co
I remember the old stevens shop, we used to pop in on a saturday to look at the clothes with my mam. The shop was huge and had stairs..i dont think i ever went up though. the 1 memory i have is riding on a small sit on elephant? or other animal ride in the middle of the shop while my mum looked around!! good times!!
I was told by my late father that Blackwood Wetherspoons, formally Baber of Blackwood used to be a cinema. I have recollections of this but not sure
Sadly there is not, it seems that thousands of ponds would rather be spent on idiotic looking town art with very little meaning instead. Then thats the council for you...
I would just like to know if there is a monument to the lost miners of Blackwood as my two uncles and grandFather lost there lives in Blackwood
Blackwood station- just up past the miners institute. Remember it well. As a young lad in the 1940s used to climb up the bank to put stone on the track and await the first train !!!
On a Sunday morning at exactly 10-00 the train would take the day trippers to Barry Island- often watched it go from Bridge St. with all the kids waiving from the train.
I am trying to find information as to the existance of the star inn I was told it is in blackwood but cannot find any record, oakdale was also mentioned app grandmothers family run it and gran was born there would love a picture or more info
Does anyone remember the railway station in blackwood? and if so is there a photo.
The Shop that is called The Bargoed Emporium I remember when I first moved to Blackwood it is now Argus but my goodness how much Blackwood has changed. Thank heavens for the good old days
Actually, I don't think the building you can see is the Little Theatre; that's on Woodbine Road. I think the building in this photo is the Methodist Church on Cefn Road.
The Building at the top of the road is the "little theatre" its still in its origional form and is still putting on shows.
That is a shame. The toilets near the old Flour Mill are now up for sale, I think Ystrad Mynach is the nearest place where there is a public toilet, but it costd 30p for the privilage.
yes those are public toilets, they are now sealed off and I'm told by an old council worker that they are now prob. submerged under water.
Where the 2 men are standing near the railings, I think there used to be public toilets there. Not 100% though.
I can remeber the shop to the right being called Stevens. It got burnt down a good few years ago. It is Argos now.
Actually the spelling on the station sign was Fleur-de-lis.
The line ran from Newport to Brecon - can you imagine catching a steam train from Fleur-de-lys to Talybont on Usk?? We have lost something great ....
when was this around for a school project
I remember catching the train to Barry Island organised annually by the local sunday schools,the Hengoed signaller pulled the wrong lever one year and we were 'stuck' halfway across the maesycwmmer viaduct.
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This picture must have been taken before 1960 looking at the old Gents, toilets they were demolished about the same time the the new Wolwoths, store was built
Being born in 1961 I dont remember this line open However I remember standing with my mother opposite the post office and waiting for the bus to come down the hill and under the railway bridge that used to be here. Also, I lived opposite St Davids church and coal trains used to shunt down as far as here up until about 1971.
I'm keen to find out if anyone has info about the stattion. My great great grandfather John Jones was a railway porter in and around 1920's. He lived in Warne Street Fleur De Lys.
I AM NOW 66 & WAS BORN IN FRANCIS STREET I CAN ALSO REMEMBER PIDGINS IN THIER BASKETS BEING LOADED TO BE SENT AWAY TO RACES, & MILK CHURNS BEING LOADED.
i remeber the train in fleur de lys it used to run past my grandmothers back garden my brother and myself would stand in the garden and wave to the train drivers her house as now gone and the rugy club now stands were my grand mothers house and the doctors once stood i have very found memories of fleur de lys
It ran from Rhymney, Aber Bargoed, Fleur-Dy-Lys, Maesycwmmer on to Newport.
I'm interested in finding out as much about Fleur de Lys as possible. I would love to hear from anyone who knows it really well.
Was only recently discussing this line with my parents. Where did the Fleur de Lys line run? Did it join the Rhymney Valley line or elsewhere?
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