Cyril “BUNNY” Eddington

Bunny was a well-known sportsman in the Garw Valley in the 1930s and 40s. He was a miner, a good rugby player and a very hard and determined middleweight boxer. Bunny never got knocked out or stopped in the ring. Bunny fought Billy Thomas for the Welsh Middleweight Title in 1935 but lost a hard…

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Pte Moses Phipps.

Pte Moses Phipps: Well Known Pontycymmer Footballer Killed In Action. ‘Much sympathy is felt throughout the Garw with Mrs. Mary Ann Phipps, of 8 Gwaun Bant, Pontycymmer. With the sad news that her son Pte 16771 Moses Phipps, D.C.L.I. was dead. Pte Phipps was a haulier with the Ffaldau Colliery, and at the outbreak of…

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Howell Morgan of Blaengarw: Jewellery, Clocks & Watches

Submitted by David Dimmick. A little while ago I purchased a book called ‘Cardiff Clocks’ by William Linnard, which is described as ‘a comprehensive account of watch and clock makers in Cardiff, the Valleys, and the Vale of Glamorgan’. I had bought the book because my great-great-grandfather appeared in a 19th century census as a…

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