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We hope you enjoy your trip down memory lane here in Newbridge. If you recognise any of the pics, please use the comments box to share them with all of us.
I was born in Newbridge and went to Newbridge Grammar 1943-1950. Later I taught at Crumlin Hiiigh Level
Sylvia Morgan(nee Allaway)
19This is definately the Post Office and also the place where we used to catch th bus "Western Welsh" to Crumlin or Treowen. I attended Newbridge Grammar School from 1944 to when I matriculated in 1948/49. I have tried to get in touch with those that I went to school with, but no luck. I started school at age 3 at Crumlin High Level.
i just received aleaflet through the door about changing the one way street here it will be a disaster waiting to happen when the traffic goes out the other end.
Trying to find out about my grandparents have names and a address for where they lived in 1925 8 Golden Grove Newbridge Reginald Bernard Thomas and Margaret Mary Thomas formerly Williams had a son and a daughter sons name Thomas Henry Bernard and sisters name I believe was Margaret.
I think the building on the left was the Post Office.It looked across at the railway line and station where trains used to go to Newport.
On the right there was an Italian run Cafe that sold " frothy coffee ".
Am I correct in thinking that the building on the left stood opposite the bus-stop for Abercarn which backed on to the Grammar school playing fields?
This photo reminds of the Whitsun marches by all the chapelsand the choirs that sang as they walked around Newbridge
The building on the left is now the
Bolwell`s was the shop that has the white car parked outsideNewbridge hotel Is just out of camera to the left
Wasn't Olly Bolwell's sweet shop here for many years? The Newbridge Hotel is just out of shot on the left.
Hi Brian thanks for your comments re Dai Mathias. I think I have found hime thanks to you.Cheers
Dai Mathias is still about, living in Abercarn, I think.
Are you the Chris that had an uncle Jim, an Abercarn barber? If so, I travelled on the same bus daily! I went to Pont.
I went to Newbridge Grammar school 1943 to 1950
I remember David and I think i'm correct in saying that you and I were in the same class at Newbridge Grammar. Don't know where any of my old school friends are these days but am trying to trace them on the internet.
Bolwell's sweet shop on the corner? Last stop before pictures at the Memo on Tuesday and Friday nights!
I went to Newbridge Grammar in the 60's and travelled from Bassaleg every day for 5 years! Ihad a school friend David Matthias and wonder if nayone knows his wherebaouts.
Newbridge has not changed too much over the years!
Just out of view to the left is the Newbridge Hotel.
I,too live by the sea and often think about Newbridge and the people I knew there
No I did'nt live in Blaen Blodau street, I met your dad throught a amutual friend over 60years ago and being miners together got on well..
I now live by the sea and have a panoramic view of the coast from my living room window, but I often think of the valleys and my life in the mines.
best regards Del
Hi DDel Thanks for answering my message. It was wonderful to hear from someone who knew my father. I still miss him as he was a wonderful dad. As you say he loved playing the piano and had a good sense of humour Did you live in Blaen Blodau street as we did? Thanks again you`ve certainly brightened up this cloudy day for me
I knew your father, he was a nice person who liked a pint of beer but always in moderation, he used to love a tinkle on the ivories and we had many a sing song in the pub. Iremember you very well too and the last i heard of you you was living in Margate. best regards.................from Del
My grandfather, William Amos Thomas, was the manager of North Celynen and Graig Fawr many years ago. Sadly he died before I was born but I would love to hear from anyone who remembers him.
My dad, Albert Allaway worked in the Graig Fawr until he retired in 1969. He had previously worked in Celynen South for mmmmany years before that
Sylvia Morgan(nee Allaway)
I also think that the house(or farmhouse) was covered over by the waste tip
Thanks for that. So it seems that this farm pictured is not the one I remember as being at the bottom of Blaen Blodau street We used to cross the West end road and cross the railway line to reach the pipes that we used to cross over the river. That way we saved ourselves a long trek to the welfare grounds.George Stewarts farm(or perhaps it was just a house was near those sewage(or water ) pipes we crossed.Some of us were daring enough to walk accross them(but I wasnt)
this building we think was by newbridge rugby club it was knocked down a few years ago ; the otter pub and nhs offices now stand on the site we think it was last called mill house
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I would be very grateful if someone would send me a copy of this picture as I cant seem to copy it on my computer
Was this the farm that was at the bottom of Blaen Blodau Street. I think the farmer`s name was George Stuart(or Stewart)
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