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glen chappelle



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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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Let me have your mum's name and I will see if I can find anything.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: glascoed munitions Reply with quote

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June Healy



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just come across this forum and realised that this is the factory my mum worked in at some time during the war. She told many stories of her time there and I would love to find out more about it. Unfortunately she passed away in 2002 so the memories are all I have to go on. Her name was Muriel Rose Hillier.
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fred probyn



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Location: nuneaton warwickshire

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:26 pm    Post subject: ammunition factory. Reply with quote

I am sure that my sister-in-law worked there duering the war.Her maiden name was Margret Colins and she came from Cwmfelinfach.She married my brother David Probyn.Margret is still around and lives in Blackwood.
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green823jase



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Location: Jersey channel islands

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, this is my first time posting on his forum, I would like to establish contact with Mr Glen Chappelle, whom I understand is the Heritage officer for he Glascoed ROF.  My grandmother Eileen Watkins who was from Forge Side in Blaenavon, Wales was employed along with her father and sisters at the Factory during the WW2.  My grandfather has informed me that she worked on the fuses for the bouncing bomb of Dambusters fame and that she became an inspector, a position of some responsibility.  I would like to know if there is any information relating to my grandmother in the archive of Glascoed ROF, perhaps dates of employment etc.  I would be extremely grateful for any information or assistance.
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newport_rod



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Rail traffic into/from Glascoed Reply with quote

Hello,
I'm researching rail traffic into Glascoed and would like to hear from anyone with any recollections or information on train workings, be the freight or passenger.
Thanks
Rod
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johnhowellstyrfro



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Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Glen Chappelle, I wonder if you can help me? My father John Oswald ( Jack ) Howells of Brynmawr died when I was young (1953) and I have little information about him. He met my mother Elsie May Jones of Nantyglo when they worked at Glascoed during WW2. They married when they were both working there I believe and were presented with a clock by workmates, which I still have. My mother used to tell me stories about Glascoed, some of the tragedies which happened, the air raid shelters and the train hiding in a tunnel from german planes. I believe she was promoted to overlooker, searching for contraband etc. and after the war firing off surplus ordnance. I believe the time she spent there was a happy time, despite the circumstances.
I would be very interested in any information you may have about them and would meet any costs.
regards,
John Howells
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stoob



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:50 am    Post subject: Glascoed munnitions factory Reply with quote

You use to be able to read the Gwent Local History Journal online and Glascoed was covered in issue 60 dated 1986, if you can find it the article covers pages 15 to 18.
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gareth



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too think my grandmother may have been working there sometime during the war, Sarah Elizabeth Emanuel ( nee Reade).....
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stoob



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:58 pm    Post subject: Glascoed munitions factory Reply with quote

Take it you've looked for Glen Chapple in the memberlist.
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johnhowellstyrfro



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried to PM Glen.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:12 am    Post subject: Glascoed munitions factory Reply with quote

OK. he may have left when the low life infiltrated the site, see him now and again on the Cwmbran bus so will ask the score.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Stoob. Some alternative means of contact would be really helpful.
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John
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:54 pm    Post subject: Glascoed Munitions Factory Reply with quote

Don't know if there are any records within but believe there's a book on South Wales munitions factories called A Forgotten Army, there's also an upload on youtube called The Dramatic History of a South Wales Munitions Factory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISxZUMZ5BnA
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RPMinard



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:37 pm    Post subject: Employment Records Reply with quote

Hi

Does anyone have the contact details for the Heritage Custodian for Glascoed please?  

My grandmother worked at Glascoed I found out today whilst visiting.  She's 94; her job was to test and then stamp bombs/shells with her number to show they were working.

I'm looking for any information on her employment during WW 2.

Many Thanks
Rhi

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