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June, 2019

  • 11 June

    Eleanor Street

    At the bottom of Eleanor Street was the Welcome Inn Hotel, now a car park. During the 1980s you could still see the tiled floor amongst the rubble. Notice the tiled floor of the old public house on the left, now a car park for Eleanor Street residents.

July, 1981

  • 29 July

    Eleanor Street – Royal Wedding

    Eleanor Street celebrations for the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on 29 July 1981. Ivor Williams and family at the end of the race line ready to give out crisps as prizes.

May, 1916

  • 6 May

    “A Double Welcome Home”

    Jenkin Jenkins, collier, Treherbert, was summoned for committing a breach of his probation on which he was placed on Jan. 24th this year. P.S. James deposed to seeing defendant in the “Welcome Home” public house. He did not see him have a drink. He had been to the police station …

May, 1915

  • 22 May

    Allotment Accident

    Mr Ben Bowen, Herbert Street, Treherbert, received severe injuries to the face last week whilst doing some fencing work at the Ynysfeio Allotment by a piece of wire snapping. Later in the day he was conveyed to Cardiff Hospital.

July, 1910

  • 30 July

    Ynyswen Burning Fatality

    Nightdress Caught Fire. On Friday last, at the Treherbert Police Station, Mr. R. J. Rhys (coroner) conducted an enquiry into the death of Gertrude Drake, daughter of Mr. Fred Drake, Brynhyfryd Place, Penyrenglyn, Treherbert. Early on Tuesday morning, the 19th inst., the child found a box of matches in the …

September, 1909

  • 17 September

    Ysbytty Ystwyth

    The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, at Ysbytty Ystwyth, of Mr. Augustus Francis W Ball, Penyrenglyn Stores, Treherbert, eldest surviving son of the late Mr William Ball, Frongoch Mines, whose death occurred on Monday at the age of thirty-four years.

June, 1909

  • 12 June

    Funeral of Eleanor Street Boy

    Treherbert, The funeral of little Freddie Protheroe, aged 11 years, of Elinor Street, took place on Saturday. It was largely attended, especially by his playmates—the children of the Penyrenglyn Council School. Deceased was a very popular lad in the locality. His genial nature and pleasant smile won for him the …

January, 1909

  • 9 January

    Died in the snow

    A young man in Penyrenglyn had drunk so much on Tuesday night that, when he tried to cross the road, he fainted. Sympathetic friends tried to revive him by rubbing his face in the snow. If he was not eventually all white, it is still a fact that he was …

May, 1908

  • 16 May

    Funds raised for new piano

    Treherbert On Thursday and Saturday last, the children of the Penyrenglyn Council School gave two concerts in the Opera House, Treherbert, the proceeds of which are to be devoted towards purchasing a piano for the school. They were without doubt in many senses two of the best children’s concerts held …

April, 1904

  • 19 April

    The Treherbert Tragedy

    THE TREHERBERT TRAGEDY. CONDITION OF THE INJURED PEOPLE. The man Benjamin Prothero, who on Saturday morning attacked his wife with a pruning knife at 39 Baglan Street, Penyrenglyn, Treherbert, inflicting very serious injuries, and who afterwards cut his own throat, is still in Cardiff Infirmary, where he is in the …