Journals 1-10

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The first 21 editions of the journal are packed with relevant and interesting articles which cover a wide variety of topics.

Produced under the editorship of the late Peter Morgan Jones they are all available for download.  

 Edition 1

A Journey from Tredegar to PennsylvaniaTranscribed by Peter M. Jones

Blaenau Gwent Local Studies Centre Tredegar Library, a hidden resource?Janet Karn.

Heritage Forum 2007A. Martin.

The Historian’s Evidence: Bedwellty Parish RegisterJeff Darkins.

The Brynmawr Experiment, Brynmawr Furniture – Brynmawr Museum Society.

A Guide to Street Names of BrynmawrEifion Lloyd Davies.

Fire and Destruction at BrynmawrPeter M. Jones, Edwin Jones


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Edition 2

We are at War with Germany‘Laughter and Tears of Blaina People’.

A Tredegar EvacueeLeslie Churchill

Dad’s Army It Was Not!Peter Morgan Jones

A Wartime Evacuee in BlainaDonald Percy, an extract from The Rose and The Thorn

Wartime Humour and Tragedy – stories from George Derreck, a Tredegar man now living in Ontario CanadaGeorge Derreck

Mud on a Young Man’s Sleeve, Reminiscences of John LawrenceTranscribed by Jeff Darkins

William Cecil Proll’s Experiences with the South Wales Borderers in BurmaWilliam Cecil Proll

A Close Encounter with Mahatma GandhiBert Westacott

The Royal Observer Corps 1936-1980Norman Griffiths

Wellington Bomber No. T2520A. Martin

The Story of Kadim Ali or the boy who got lost twiceBert Westacott

War Time Memories:

AGPO EngineerAneurin Watkins

ATC CadetKeith Thomas

Extract from Ebbw Vale at WarKeith Thomas


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Edition 3

Brecon Beacons Memorial CairnPeter Morgan Jones

I went to work when I was six years old. Extracts from The Childrens’ Employment Commission 1842 – edited by Ian Winstanley

An Ironmonger’s TaleGordon Hayward

Briery Hill Public HousesKeith Thomas

Western Front MemoriesJohn Llewellyn Davies

One Evening in France – Editor

Remember our Fallen WarriorsBernard Edwards

A Second Duke’s Table, An Early Triangulation Error, The Carno Adit – Karl Martin

Chartist Cave Mythology?Peter Morgan Jones

Salem ChapEugene Smith & the MilkelSteven Bartlett & Eifion Lloyd Davies

Eugene Smith and the MilkmanEditor

The Gullies and Lanes of Nant y GloEifion Lloyd Davies & Gwyn George

Interviews with Old FriendsMr Samuel Evans (Trevil Quarries), William Evans, Mr Robert Usher, Abercarn

Extracts from Ebbw Vale Works Magazines Volumes 1 and 2Photographs by Mr Rodger Burchell

Brass to IronR. J. Matthews

Is this the way it will be in Heaven?- Catherine Beman

Powell’s History of Tredegar Reprinted by Blaenau Gwent Heritage ForumJeff Darkins


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Edition 4

A 1960 Visit to Richard Thomas and Baldwins, Ebbw ValePaul Crawley

A Last Letter HomeJames Whipp

A Local Roman Road? – Greg David

Cavaliers and Roundheads Eifion Lloyd Davies

The Princetown Hoard – Greg David

The Sound of Music! – Roger Maggs

Raising the Ashes – Peter Morgan Jones

Some Early Memories – Paul Crawley

The Lost Names of Brynmawr – Eifion Lloyd Davies

Recollections of Tredegar County School – author unknown

The Last Working Mule TrainRoger Maggs

A Riotous TownPeter Morgan Jones

One Morning in May 1959 Norman M Griffiths

Edwin Jones and the Brynmawr Historical SocietyEdwin Lewis Jones


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Edition 5

Real History?Editor

Welsh Patagonia and GwentColin Morgan

Researching Blaenafon Chartists, Its Trials and TribulationsEifion Lloyd Davies

A Double Wartime TragedyPritchard Family

Rich Sources of InformationPeter Morgan Jones

Down the GraigPaul Crawley

One Morning in MayNorman Miles Griffiths

Sirhowy MemoriesGareth Westacott

Tredegar PatchesAlan Fox

Last FlightNorman Miles Griffiths

More Notes on Nantyglo Roads and LanesArthur Hardwick

Tredegar and “The Mormon Meteor”Robert Bryner

Glimpses from the Valleys PastHoward Robinson

What I See on my Way to SchoolEthel Jones

The Bedwellty House PuzzleGreg David

Tredegar Orpheus Male Voice Choir Centenary 1909-2009Alan James


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Edition 6

To the New WorldBrenda Jones

The Mormon Meteor, Part 2 F. R. Bryner

The Rise and Fall of Commercial Business in Nantyglo and Garnfach 1817-1950Norman Miles Griffiths

Memories of my Early Life in TredegarBryn Rendell

An Unruly PupilPeter Morgan Jones

Memories of Aneurin Bevan, my UncleEdith Passey

Merthyr’s Men of IronA Dyer

A letter to Tredegar from author A. J CroninA J Cronin

The Cordell MythologyPeter Morgan Jones

Vicar Llewellyn’s Testimonial FundMaterial provided by Peter Haley

On the RailwayHayden Davies

LetterHoward Robinson


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Edition 7

Clydach Gorge

A Crimean VeteranPhillip Prosser

Nasty Towns?Editor

The Hokey-Pokey Man

Edward Kendall of Beaufort Ironworks – T. Eric Davies

I’m Sure I know that FaceIoan Havard Durban

The Brynmawr Rubber FactoryNorman Griffiths

Families on the MoveNorma Ashworth

A Nantybwch Station-masterGreg David

Sir John Wyndham Beynon Jumps the Rails at TredegarGerald Davies

Aneurin Bevan and the White FiverBarbara Aston

Daniel GoochDavid Jones

Memories of my Early Life in TredegarBryan Rendell

Brynmawr Youthful MemoriesPearl Jones


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Edition 8

John Gaydon Obituary

Aberbeeg Pack Horse Bridge

Samuel Homfray – Eric Davies                                                                             

Welsh National Anthem – Colin Morgan

Merthyr and The Bad MenPeter Morgan Jones

Clydach Gorge from the Hafod Road

Bus Services in Monmouthshire & GwentNorman Griffiths

Crumlin Valley ViaductTranscribed from 1854 “Illustrated London News”

Memories of a Cwm UndertakerFred Coombes

A Welsh Grandmother on the Minnesota FrontierThomas Lowe Hughes

The Mysterious Death of Tommy Jones.

Bedwellty House & ParkNicole Deufel

The Beating of Big Nora Transcribed from 1882 “Merthyr Express”.

Social Conditions in 19th Century Tredegar.

Beaufort Rise – Photograph

Clydach Gorge from Gilwern HillPhotograph


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Edition 9

Samuel Homfray Jun. of Bedwellty House and Tredegar Iron WorksEric T Davies.

Pre-NHS Blaina Hospital FinancesNorman Griffiths

The Upper Clydach Gorge 

Fairy Lore in 18th Century Blaenau GwentFrank Olding

Clydach Iron WorksPhotograph

Tredegar County School Football Team,1914Photograph

Cwm in 1901 and LaterPhotograph

Little Johnny – John Prothero

Pass Labour – Colin Morgan

My Dad – George Jenkins

Lord Tredegar at Bedwellty HousePhotograph

The 1839 Chartist attack on NewportEditor

Stories from the 2nd World WarGeorge Derrick

The Emperor, The Horse, and Police Sgt. Davies – Peter Morgan Jones

Old Victoria, Ebbw ValePhotography


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Edition 10

Coalbrookdale

 A Local Puzzle

Bedwellty Park Ice house

Glan-yr-Afon House

Ebbw Vale Steelworks

“Killing The Goose”

Walter John Conway

The Railway Tavern

Sir Daniel Gooch

Early NHS Experiences

Private Parry

 Ray Roberts of Rhymney

“Stealing Coal?”

A Pontlottyn Level.

Davies Brothers’ Level, Bryn Oer

Black Houses.

Councillor & Culprit

Diseases in 19th Century Tredegar

“Myths & Legends”

“Aunty Lizzie”.

The Beacons’ Memorial Cairn

 Quoits at Nantyglo.

Appeals for Information


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