WPW032501 WALES (1930). View of Aberaman colliery, also showing Godreaman and Abercwmboi in the Cynon Valley, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.

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Title [WPW032501] View of Aberaman colliery, also showing Godreaman and Abercwmboi in the Cynon Valley, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.
Reference WPW032501
Date 1930
Link Coflein Archive Item 6370803
Place name
Parish
District
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 301500, 200330
Longitude / Latitude -3.4252335870447, 51.692607987812
National Grid Reference SO015003

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Church of Christ English Baptist

Dan The Man
Wednesday 30th of September 2020 12:11:28 PM

CR
Wednesday 1st of August 2018 11:57:40 AM
Houses in Farm Road

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 01:56:44 PM
Aberaman Colliery

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 01:48:18 PM
Today the Abercwmboi Rugby Club has a modern club house on this site.

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 11:24:38 AM
Detached house and terraces in Cardiff Road, Abercwmboi still extant today.

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 11:18:15 AM
Terraces named Park View Terrace.

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 11:22:51 AM

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 11:16:08 AM
Cwm Aman/Aman River

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 11:14:58 AM
North View Terrace

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 11:13:32 AM

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 11:11:44 AM
Godreaman Street

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 11:10:59 AM
Cardiff Road now B4275

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 11:10:02 AM

User Comment Contributions

I have an abiding memory of this area from a Sunday morning in about 1972. I was passionate about the steam locomotives which operated the NCB colliery railway system based at Mountain Ash. On this day I went out to Farm Road where I watched a tank engine and about six fully laden coal wagons working flat out up the Aman valley with the sound of the exhaust richocheting off the valley sides as it disappeared slowly into the distance.

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 01:56:11 PM
This photo was catalogued as "View of unidentified industrial site near Newport". The correct location is about 23 miles away at Godreaman near Aberaman and Abercwmboi in the Cynon Valley.

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 01:25:53 PM
This is Godreaman looking east towards Abercwmboi in the Cynon Valley.

Much has changed since the photo was taken but there is also much still there to enable identification.

I was able to get the initial germ of the idea of where this was from the bend in Cardiff Road. The 90degree bend is fairly uncommon so I was able to look it up on Google and then I was able to check that it was this location.

The school yard is present but the main school building appears to have gone.

The terraces in Abercwmboi are the same now as in 1930.

This is a confirmed identification.

Thank you Brian Wilkinson for putting your comment in yesterday which encouraged me to have another go.

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 11:06:02 AM
Eureka

Class31
Friday 31st of August 2012 10:33:02 AM
I grew up in Newport, and can state categorically that this is not Stow Hill! The (?colliery) trucks and slag heap suggest to me it might be somewhere in the Valleys.

Brian Wilkinson
Thursday 30th of August 2012 02:39:43 PM
I think that this one needs another look. I am not convinced by the suggested location of Stow Hill, Newport.

Where ever it is we need some evidence so that we can confirm the location. Personally I have had no luck at all on this one and it remains a mystery to me.

Can anyone help us out.

Class31
Wednesday 22nd of August 2012 10:55:09 AM