Photographs

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Nelson Square 1955,Dai ‘Snowball’ Williams is sitting second from the left on the bench. He lived in lived in 45 Commercial Street in one of the cottages next to the Cosy Cinema, which were demolished to build the new library.(Photo courtesy of Bob Evans formerly of the prefabs)

What follows are pictures people have sent to me to add to the site, they are meant to be a reminder of the village to all that view them.

They are in no particular order, just random.However the older photos are at the bottom of this page.

Please visit we love Nelson on Facebook to see more images.

Before the centre of the village was altered in 2005, Robert Amos of High Close, Nelson,took some photographs of the area we knew as the flower gardens. He also captured the old bus station. Here are his photographs.

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Nelson Newsagent

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The flower gardens when first opened

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The bus stops 1950’s

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Nelson Police station

The following are photographs by Jeremy Swattridge who kindly has allowed me to add them to this website mostly taken between 1988 -95.He has a great collection of photos that he took during that time mostly in black and white.

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Nelson Square 1989

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Nelson Square again

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Looking towards Rugby club hill

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Bryncelyn/high street Junction

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Wellington Stores

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The housing estate

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Looking down towards Nelson

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Commercial street

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Former Infants School

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Above we see the old entrance to the school on the High Street, its now the entrance to High Close.

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Nelson bus stops

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Nelson Fish bar

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Pet shop

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Darlington Options ,Nelson

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Elaine s hairdresser

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Dynevor Arms 1989

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Flower gardens

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The bus station

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The Hunt

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Hunt

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Hunt on the High Street

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Bobs Fruit and Veg

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The Hunt 2004

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The Hunt 2006

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Looking down Commercial street

Nelson in the Snow 1982 by Joyce Bolton

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Railway Nelson

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Pebbles and mate

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Alan bare chest Barrett

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Llancaiach School

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Garage Dynevor Terrace 1982

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The Garage opposite Dynevor Terrace 2005,now demolished

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The old Garage site 2014

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The tunnel and pond near the Llanfabon Inn

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Llanfabon Church and Inn by Robert Walters

Car smashes into home on the Laing estate January 2013

 

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The former Nelson Welfare ground…opposite Trafalgar Park (R Amos)

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A 1999 view looking towards the Co operative, Nelson (R Amos)

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The Former Portlock fruit and Vegetable cabin near the Balfour

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The Portlock storage behind the Balfour club.

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Rear of the Portlock store 2004

A  relatively new collection of photographs of Nelson kindly taken for this site by Roger Vowles of Treharris. March 17th 2010

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some views of Bryncelyn and the new housing estate next to it taken from the road between the Greyhound and the Tylers arms(mountain road.)

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Three images above looking towards Greenacres and the street above the Tylers arms.

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Green Acres from Nelson RFC Autumn 2015

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Nelson looking Towards the  new houses and to the left Penallta pit

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Bwl Road junction

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Nelson 1976 with a red and white Bedlinog bus

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Bwl Road 1983

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Bwl road 2013

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Commercial Street 2013

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This is the bottom of Heol Fawr, opposite the Chinese (Kung fu)

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Taken in the early 1970’s this is a photo of houses opposite the new library…they are being prepared for demolition…below is another angle of the same row of houses at the top of Commercial Street.

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Ashgrove Villas, Nelson.

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The picture above is taken in 1957, it shows the old railway track filled in with earth, the big building in the background is the Balfour club.

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Tai Machine house, now demolished, it was once opposite Co-op supermarket on Maben road( where the Tyre and Exhaust company are now)

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Wellington Inn at the bottom of the High Street…now Wellington Stores.

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Shingrig Road

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1960’s photograph building the Electric power station Llanfabon 

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Old photograph of Nelson Post office courtesy of Jeremy Swattridge

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Llanfabon power Station 2012

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The picture above is a picture of the Penallta sidings on the main line between Nelson and Ystrad Mynach…know as Nelson Bog to many locals…

The Pre fabs…build in the 1940’s as temporary homes, they lasted for over 20 years…some of the street names that people will remember include…Heol Bryn Fab, Heol Pant y Celyn, Heol Mabon, Heol Tasker and Heol Islwyn…number one Heol Islwyn is pictured below, the lady in the photograph is Mrs Tovey (pic Michael Tovey)

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The old Prefabs, behind Bryncelyn (R Amos)

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Once the Prefabs had been demolished

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The old cottages next to the Handball court

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Photos thanks to Ann Hill Nelson

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The old cottages looking sad

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The Corner Fish Shop

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Morris Butchers Shop Commercial Street

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Shingrig Road

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Tom Davies Iron monger

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Picture with Nelson Fish Bar, Tommy Davies’ shop, Jones the butcher and the shop run by the Pakistani or indian family By Jeremy Swattridge

 

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2015 View

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Fruit and Flower shop

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W Hopkins shop on Commercial Street

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Caerphilly road 1990’s

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Caerphilly road 2012

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Electric Cinema

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Top of Commercial street

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Commercial Street

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Two old photos Commercial street

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Looking down Nelson from Heol Fawr

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Nelson 1990’s no cash point

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Historic old houses in the High Street, demolished and replaced by modern homes…see below  (R.Amos)

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A mucky day looking up Long Row 1999 (R Amos)

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Former pub called the Farmers Arms Llanfabon

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The Three arches in 1909

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The Three Arches approx.1960

Below we see some photographs of the area near the Railway Inn on Mabon Road, They were taken in 1969 when the old railway was removed to improve the road and take out the bend.Thanks to Dino Spinetti for the photographs

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approaching the Railway pub

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The old air raid Shelter near the Fiddlers Elbow

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Another view near the Railway pub, the old arches

The Same area below 2012

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Photos by Robert Walters of the area near the Railway

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