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Snoopy



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Watkins  Reply with quote

Looking for Watkins of Sixbells does anyone know any Watkins families I found one on the 1901 census but it said Sixhills and the name I was looking for was not on there.
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Vegas Morleys



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: Watkins Six Bells Reply with quote

The Watkins family that we know used to live at number 9 Bryn Terrace in Six Bells. However they have now pssed away. There are descedants still living in the Cwmbran area.

Hilda & Ken Morley in Las Vegas.
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Carolyn



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am also looking for a Watkin(S) family mine I believe are from 1891 census.

WATKINS, Jane Head Widow F 54 Housekeeper
Crickhowell
Brecknockshire

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WATKINS, Charles Son Single M 27 Coal Miner
Crickhowell
Brecknockshire

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WATKINS, Sabia Daughter Single F 22 Charwoman
Crickhowell
Brecknockshire

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WATKINS, Clifford Son Single M 19 Coal Miner Crickhowell
Brecknockshire

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WATKINS, Sina Daughter Single F 15 Machinist Boot Factory
Nantyglo
Monmouthshire
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite a few watkins lived in six bells up to the 1960s when I left, in the main road, alexandra ? road, also one of the sons lived on the aberbeeg road just above six bells pit. The youngest son now lives (2005) in cwmtillery.
I'm pretty sure that they had a branch of the family out brecon way and one of them married into the Hunt family that lived in Alexandra road as well.
I'm pretty sure the mum kept a shop and there were at least 3/4 sons and one daughter.
Send me an im and I'll let you have the youngest son's phone number.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much I am working rather blind in this area, but you may have just solved part of the jigsaw puzzle for me, Hunt is also one of the names I am looking for but only found out last night.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha ha someone was barking up the wrong tree Laughing
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Vegas Morleys



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject: Watkins Six Bells Reply with quote

The Watkins we knew that lived in number 9 Bryn Terrace in the 1930,40 & 50s were Frank Watkins, his wife Kate Watkins nee Williams and their two sons Cyril and Derek Watkins. All now are deceased Cyril had two sons that presently live in Cwmbran and Derek had one son living some where in England.

Frank served in the first world war and was wounded three times and worked on the council until he retired.

Hope this helps:

Hilda & Ken Morley in Vegas.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all your help I am sure my Watkins were in a witness protection program.
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dragongirl



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: Watkins of Sixbells Reply with quote

When I lived in Sixbells there were the Watkins Family named in Alexandra Road there was daughter named Kathleen and a few brothers.
There were also various other families who I remember over the years.
                     Watkins in Richmond Road ,two families one Jim was a local Counciller and  another family lived a few doors from him maybe even next door,had a daughter Sheila. Then Watkins in Marlborough Road daughter June can`t remember son`s name
Maybe this helps someone

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know of Watkins from brynmawr?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:03 pm    Post subject: WATKINS SIX BELLS Reply with quote

I worked on the forestry commision in the late 50s with a Peter Watkins who later on worked in webbs brewery yard.He lived in Six Bells and his father was a bus conductor on Jones buses.When we worked together we nicknamed him Elvis as he used to be singing all day long,i believe he was a big motorbike fanatic as well.
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boojum



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oddly enough I have motorike fanatics in my family so could be a common gene?

I am with Carolyn on this and think they were signed up to the witness protection!  lol
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matchy



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: Watkins family Reply with quote

There were A Watkins Family that lived in upper Griffen st in the 60/70s I remember The twins julie and julian and there brothers Robin steve tony and one other whos name i cant remember there fathers name was Jim they moved to morley rd Abertillery if this is any good
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jeffthomas



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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 3:07 pm    Post subject: Watkins. Six Bells Reply with quote

Until the early 1960's I lived at the bottom end of Richmond Road, at number 18 There was a Watkins family living at number 28. They had three children, two girls (eldest was Gloria) and a boy. The parents ran the sweet shop on Alexandra Road at the bottom of the doctor's steps.
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dragongirl



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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 6:17 pm    Post subject: WATKINS SIXBELLS Reply with quote

Hi Jeffery,
    I remember you living in Richmond Rd ,I was friendly with Pat Griffiths she lived at 20 or 22 she had a sister Barbara,  
 The Watkins at 28 Richmond were Ted and Eileen ,I rememberGloria,
can`t think of the brother`s name the younger sister married moved to Pontypool and died very young, I used to work with Ted in Wallace Jones
Abercarn and when he retired he bought the Sweet Shop.
There were Watkins at 48 too, Jimmy (local Councillor) had two boys
they lived opposite me -I lived in BrynGwyn Rd,
 Don`t the years go. by? Adrian Eason posts on here, living in France now.


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