Red Door Cottage

Ceri Vale Red Door Cottage This beautiful little cottage sits quietly beside a Mid Wales lane, its memories slowly gathering dust.  Spectacles, possessions, slippers and furniture all serve as reminders of a gentle soul living in isolation.   SHARE THIS? Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin

Nell’s House

Ceri Vale Nell’s House Click to view full sizeThis beautiful abandoned property once stood on the old Raglan to Monmouth road. Furniture and a small assortment of possessions – slippers, some christmas cards, a radio and clock – were all that remained of Nell, or Nelly, the house occupant.   SHARE THIS? Share on facebook Share […]

Treforest Tin Works

Ceri Vale Treforest Tin Works The Treforest Tinplate Works was established in the late eighteenth century, but the surviving works dates from its rebuilding in 1834-5 by William Crawshay II of the Cyfarthfa Iron Co, although it was managed by his son Francis Crawshay. It coincided with the beginning of the accelerated growth of the […]

Grandad’s House

Ceri Vale Grandad’s House Few places have affected me more than this tiny, beautiful time capsule, nestling in its own coccoon of trees close to the Wales/England border.  To provide a little history, Mr E (initial changed) lived at the house until he passed away in 2010 at the age of 94. His wife Mrs […]

The Train Yard

Ceri Vale The Train Yard Built as a part of the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk & Pontypool Railway, which was opened on 02 June 1856 and closed on 30 May 1955A beautiful relic that offers a tiny glimpse into the age of steam.  It still retains the aromas of coal and oil. Click to view full […]