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Tyleri Tales - Straeon Tyleri

 




Welcome to this section of the site entitled Tyleri Tales. Abertillery has had its fair share of tragedy, infamy, fame, and famous people and events over the years. Some are relatively obscure however such as:

  • The Foundry Bridge was the first pre-stressed concrete bridge in Britain.

  • The whole modern history of Wales might have been very different had not Cwmtillery soldier, Albert Wallace saved the life in 1915 of Saunders Lewis, the founder of Plaid Cymru.

  • Tom Jones signed his professional contract with manager Gordon Mills after a performance at the 'Top Hat' club in Cwmtillery.

This section details some of the lives and deeds of former inhabitants of the town as well as notable events in its history. 

If you have suggestions for subjects, or would like to contribute to it in some way, please e-mail: tales@abertillery.net


TYLERI TALES

Contents:

THE HORROR OF 1921 - THE HAROLD JONES MURDERS
THE FOUNDING FATHER OF DRUG METABOLISM - the story of Professor RT Williams, FRS
THE BLAINA RIOTS OF 1935 - Desperation and  unrest in the Ebbw Fach valley (by Martyn Thomas)
THE MODEST, HARD MAN - Jim Webb, Wales rugby star of the Golden era
THE MAN WHO BOWLED W. G. GRACE FOR A DUCK - Abertillery cricket memories of the 1890s
THE WAR HERO WHO TESTED THE BRITISH H-BOMB - Air Vice Marshall Wilfred Oulton
THE MARIE STOPES CONNECTION - Britain's first-ever hospital birth control clinic opens at Abertillery
THE REDOUBTABLE DAGGARS - A remarkable tale of an extraordinary Abertillery family (by David Daggar)
THE ABERBEEG GHOST
HEROES OF WORLD WAR ONE
THE "LIB" CLUB - BRITAIN'S BEST SNOOKER TEAM (by Graham Bennett)
CAMERA'S GREATEST MAGICIAN - the humble beginnings of Angus McBean

Coming soon:

THE TRAGEDY OF SIX BELLS - the terrible pit disaster of 1960
A CHARITABLE ACCIDENT - Eddie Price, founder of the Tenovus charity
THREE LIONS IN THE SHIRT - Pask, Morgan, and Lewis, stars of the Green & Whites
THE MEN WHO BECAME SAINTS
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
AHEAD OF HER TIME - The extraordinary story of Beatrice Green

 

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