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Paul Gibbins



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:31 pm    Post subject: Gelli Crug School Building  Reply with quote

Very soon the building that houses Abertillery Primary school is to be demolished. †I am embarking on a project where the children will investigate the history of the site from 1902 onwards.
It had a variety of uses from an early mixed secondary school, a secondary modern, a junior comprehensive and more recently, a primary school.
If anyone has direct experiences involving the building and its various schools we would be delighted to hear from you. †It would be invaluable if some of the children could talk to you about what you remember or what relatives have told you.
The project will culminate in a book on the building and its history but the pupils need your stories.
Please get in touch and become part of this historic venture.
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stoob



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:37 am    Post subject: Gelli Crug school building Reply with quote

Never went there myself but know the Powell Tillery Colliery Company sold an acre of land up there for £600 in 1902, assume that was where the school was built.
Do you have an opening date please ?
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Paul Gibbins



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It opened in 1903
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stoob



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:55 am    Post subject: Gelli Crug school building Reply with quote

It might be later than you said.
Don't know if you can access it but there was a good article in  the Cardiff Times dated 09 September 1905.
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Paul Gibbins



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:48 am    Post subject: Gelli Crug school building Reply with quote

It was also in the Weekly Mail on the same date.
Headmaster Theo Evans, Infants Mistress Miss Rosina Thomas.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Gelli Grug School Building. Reply with quote

Gwent Gazette 1903
 
  Aberystruth School Boad.
 Tenders are invited for the ERECTION of a SCHOOL for Boys and Girls, and a School for Infants,  to accommodate respectively 540 and 396 Children, along with the necessary Out-Offices, Boundaries and Playgrounds. Sealed Tenders, endorsed  Tender for Gelli-grug Schools , are to be delivered to the under signed on or before April 27 th, 1903.
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john gibbs



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to go to the nursery there in the mid to late 40s when my old man started teaching there. Can barely remember it. My father taught there ubtil he retired after they started relocating the school iirc to aberbeeg/llanhilleth? I remember picking him up to bring him home a few times but can't remember exactly where.


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