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david forrest

the lighthouse,,abertillary

hia does anyone have any photos or info about a house called the lighthouse,aparantly there was a man calld jacky two dogs  who had a slaughterhouse nearby ive been told it was on the hillside above abertillary my mother was sent there in 1940 from the london blitz ,her name was betty biffen ne lavender  best wishes dave...........
ANN BATH

I remember the slaughter house above Rhiw Parc and some how the lighthouse was near there
Carolyn

I think the lighthouse was up over the top of Darren rd.
Carolyn

The Lighthouse was a building used by the Abertillery District Water Board used to create a head of water for the town prior to the building of the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir in the Black Mountains.






Images courtesy of Stephen Key
ANN BATH

lighthouse

I have never seen the photos Stephen Keys sent in and was so pleased to see the area I lived in as a child. My first years was spent in Heol Gerrig in Upper Pantypwdyn. The only other child of my age was Stuart Blackmore and he and I used to play tap dancing on a metal sheet that covered some sort of water container between Heol Gerrig and Mrs Hillman's house , the forestry have planted trees in that area. I can remember my parents talking about the light house and I know it was in that area, I think I found it a strange name, Lighthouses are usually found at the seaside.
john gibbs

That is a really old photo, even the war memorial has yet to be built and I'm not sure if all the older houses in Cwm Cottage Road have been built.
Nice one.
john gibbs

The more I look at that photo, the more I see, IYKWIM. The gas works looks like the original one and it's most notable that there isn't one vehicle in sight, either horse or engine powered. (oops there may be a horsedrawn something coming out of Vivian Street - )
I've been racking my brains trying to remember what my grandfather told me about the gas works and when it was renewed but I can't remember (not unusual I stress, I can't remember what I ate for lunch today).
The gasometers in view are the simple type that were superceded sometime between 1915 when the expanding type were first patented (in Germany so unlikely to have made the trip much before the roaring twenties) I can clearly remember my father referring to the "new gasworks" in my lifetime so that means they were changed shortly after WW2. All speculation of course.
Perhaps if Stephen could look on the rear of the piccie and see if there's a date it'll save me waffling on ad nauseum!!!! Embarassed  Embarassed
cowpat

LIGHTHOUSE

WERE DO YOU SEE THE GAS WORKS?  MAY BE THEY ARE THE KILNS AT THE BRICK WORKS, YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE SHED THEY KEPT THE STEAM ROLLER IN, THE MORE YOU LOOK THE MORE YOU SEE.
john gibbs

What you shouting for? I made a mistake. Memory does that to you.
stoob

the lighthouse abertillery.

William Williams and Elizabeth Price occupied "Waterworks Cottage" in 1922 and Mr. Williams was still there in 1938.
There's no listing for it in the first electoral register after the war, anybody know the year when it was allegedly struck by lightning ?
Jim Nicholas

I lived in 26 Cwm Cottage Road which was built in 1914 and is not in the photograph. I can't see the railway line which was laid in 1850 but I suppose it could be off the bottom of the photo.
Carolyn

The lighthouse was so called and there prior to 1911


stoob

the lighthouse abertillery.

Found a William Legge residing there 1890.

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