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 […]