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john gibbs

Warfields from aberbeeg or old blaina road

When I was a kid about 5 or 6 years old a young couple came to stay with us after they married. Harry and Eileen Warfield I'm sure they were called.
I'm pretty sure Harry was a relative of my father, my dad had the same name as me btw, and he (Harry) either had relatives in the old blaina road or in one of the rows of cottages above ebbie edwards' surgery in aberbeeg.
I'm pretty sure eileen fell pregnant early on and they moved out after about a year ( about 1950) I always wondered what became of them.
Can anyone help, please?
aber42

Harry Warfield was from 3 Cyril Place Old Blaina Rd His sisters and Aunty lived there.  Harry and Eileen lived for many years in row of Cottages Nr Hanbury Aberbeeg. I am sure Eileen had surname Wilde before marriage.
john gibbs

Yes, I'm sure you're right about her surname, trouble is it was so long ago that I fog up the detail in my memory.
In hindsight I'm pretty sure that we helped them take their stuff down aberbeeg and  the memory I have of the old blaina road was a visit there with my old man to see harry or his relatives.
Was Eileens dad a sergeant in the the army? I seem to remember his christian name was George and he was a p.e. instructor down at warm turn youth club. I'm pretty sure he had some success in the army being a champion at one of the larger weights.
My memory comes in fits and starts nowadays  Sad .
aber42

Eileen had brother Rees and Alan + few sisters - I looked on ancestry and Eileens mother was Evans.  Possibly married a Charles Evans - I think they were related to Trevor Wilde .
stoob

Warfiekds from Aberbeeg

John Gibbs, if you are referring to boxing, it would have been Edgar Warfield (1933-1946), any information you require on boxers just email the guy that runs boxinghistory.org, he's awesome for history and pictures.
john gibbs

Thanks, guys. My memory was playing tricks, the pe instructor was George francombe from aberbeeg who, I believe, had no connection with either eileen or harry but lived next door to a cottage my maternal grandfather once lived in in Aberbeeg before moving to cwm cottage road.
It amazed me that his surname just popped into my consciousness without any thought!  Idea  Rolling Eyes
stoob

Warfiekds from Aberbeeg

john gibbs

OMG I thought he was a light heavyweight. I remember all the hard nuts (well some of the hardnuts) from arail street used to come to the youth club, george wore those enormous training gloves to box with them I know he knocked out at least one of the big guns and possibly two (he also floored me but a 9 year old didn't count for much).
He was way out of anyone's league back then but he certainly had met more skillful opponents as his nose was broken and the amount of scar tissue round his eyes was incredible. He also had those "knots" in the muscle round his ribs where he had absorbed a lot of body shots.
This obviously occurred after the pic was taken. Lovely man whom I remember with great affection even though (or maybe because) he flattened me I think I realised back then I was a lover not a fighter, though never that good at that  Embarassed .
Many thanks for the pic, the stuff nostalgia is made of.
stoob

Warfiekds from Aberbeeg

He had a decent boxing record, you needed to take into consideration that many times he had to fight bigger and heavier guys in the old boxing booths.
mal hirst

warfields of Old Blaina Road

My Aunty Jean was a Warfied from Old Blaina Road.  She is a twin (can't remember her twin sister's name) but she also has a sister Lucille and also had a brother who is deceased.  If you want more information you can email me at onemajor@telus.net.  I am writing you from Canada.
geoff morgan

Re: Warfields from aberbeeg or old blaina road.

Hello John (or anyone else who can help me). My father was in the RN with Harry Warfield during WW2. My father kept diaries throughout the war and he mentioned his very close pal 'Taff' Warfield many many times. I have now written up those diaries into a book, a copy of which I would like to be able to pass on to a member of Taff Warfield's family, who would appreciate it. If there is anyone out there in the Abertillery/Aberbeeg area who remembers him, please get in touch. I have to say I am absolutely astonished to see the Taff Warfield that I have been writing about (from 3 Cyril Place) appearing on this forum.
I have not used this forum before so I hope my message gets through.
Geoff



john gibbs wrote:
When I was a kid about 5 or 6 years old a young couple came to stay with us after they married. Harry and Eileen Warfield I'm sure they were called.
I'm pretty sure Harry was a relative of my father, my dad had the same name as me btw, and he (Harry) either had relatives in the old blaina road or in one of the rows of cottages above ebbie edwards' surgery in aberbeeg.
I'm pretty sure eileen fell pregnant early on and they moved out after about a year ( about 1950) I always wondered what became of them.
Can anyone help, please?
stoob

Warfields from aberbeeg or old blaina road

Was there an L Warfield from Old Blaina Road ?


WARFIELD, L. - served 1939-1945 - honoured on the Roll of Honour and Memorial Stone, Abertillery Road, Bourneville, Abertillery
geoff morgan

Re: Warfields from aberbeeg or old blaina road

stoob wrote:
Was there an L Warfield from Old Blaina Road ?


WARFIELD, L. - served 1939-1945 - honoured on the Roll of Honour and Memorial Stone, Abertillery Road, Bourneville, Abertillery


Hello Stoob.
I do not have a first name or even an initial for the Taff Warfield I'm looking for, but he definitely lived at 3 Cyril Place. Now it's a matter of tracking down a member of his family. Any offers?
Geoff
aber42

warfield

Harry Warfield lived at 3 Cyril Place.
aber42

warfield

Harry married Eileen Wilde 1950. Harry was registered William H Warfield 1926.  He had two sisters Jean and Joyce - Jean married a Bool in 1956.
aber42

warfield

Laban Warfield born 1911 and David L born 1921 Bedwellty Free BMD
aber42

warfield

Henry Warfield (Cyril Place ) was in the Royal Navy
stoob

Warfields from aberbeeg or old blaina road

According to the Electoral Registers the Warfields lived at 3 Cyril Place between 1933 and 1967. Henry W Warfield, Hannah E Warfield, Henry Warfield, Jean Warfield and Joyce Warfield.
No Harry Warfield listed so probably Henry junior was aka Harry.

1933


1950
geoff morgan

Taff Warfield

It looks likely that the Taff Warfield that I'm looking for was Henry/Harry at 3 Cyril Place, Aberbeeg. He died in about 1965.
What I want now is to contact a member of his family who would like to have some background on his wartime experiences.
Just contact me - email, address, anything, and I'll explain more, but it's all in a book, ready to pass on to an interested member of his family.
Thanks
Geoff Morgan
email address: geoff_morgan@mac.com
stoob

Warfields from Aberbeeg

Henry Warfield of 3 Cyril Place is on the 1945 absent voters list.
SonOfACynic

Hi Geoff,

Phillip Small on this forum would, i'm sure, be grateful of any information on the Warfields.

Maybe PM him?
stoob

The Warfields from Aberbbeeg and Old Blaina Road

HMS "Lawford" - Juno Beach - 08th June 1944.
David Gardiner

Hi, I have just joined the forum after seeing this topic on which I can add some extra details on the Warfields and 3 Cyril Place.

Harry Warfield was my uncle by marriage to my mothers half-sister Hannah Osman. They had twin daughters Jean and Joyce and a younger daughter Lucille. There was also an older son Harry who must have married and moved out before I can remember.

The other people living at No3 in 1933 were my grandparents George and Lucy Ellen Cotterell and "Allen" which I think was a miss-spelling of their unmarried daughter Mary Ellen Osman (my Aunt Nellie). My grandmother had been widowed in 1901, so the older children were Osman.

Nothing much had changed by the 1950 register, except the extra Henry was probably the eldest son who had not yet married and moved to Aberbeeg. The daughters were presumably too young to be on the electoral register.

My mother moved to London in the 1920s/30s, but from about 1950-60 we used to come down in the summer holidays to stay with my Aunt Sally in Carlyle Street and visit all the relatives.

I was very surprised to see that my grandparents lived at Cyril Place, I can just about remember meeting them  (I was six years old in 1950), but I never connected them with Cyril Place. It looks like they were living there when Hannah got married and let them stay on there.

I remember Harry showing me around the surface workings of the coal level just up the road. He must have had some sort of authority there, since we went into a hut and he switched on some noisy machinery (haulage engine?) This must have been in the early 1950s, which is strange since I have read that these levels were closed in the 1940s.

This thread has revived a lot of happy memories of visiting Abertillery in the 1950s, so thanks to you all.

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