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1935 Carnival with Trosky the Policeman, Elizabeth Lea as the Gypsy, Geoff Phillips as the Sweep and Frank Hobby.

More scenes from the 1935 Carnival in Pontypool Park.

The Pontypool White shirts met on Wednesdays in the Park.

The Ice Age returned to Pontypool in 1947, known as the "Big Freeze".

The homeguard parade in the Park in 1943. The salute was taken by Major-General J. G. Holstead to celebrate their 3rd year of formation.

The first Sunday of October 1930 saw the first British Legion drumhead service to be held in Pontypool Park. The parade numbered nearly 1,000 was representative of the whole country. The parade was marshalled by ex-Sergt, Major Jack Williams, VC, DCM, MM and the service conducted by the Rev. Goronwy Gower, Vicar of St. James's, Pontypool.

Race meetings were commonly held in the Park. Here is Frank Taylor and the Pearce brothers from the Race in competition.

The Horse and Jocky, Pontypool.

A lovely old postcard showing the Town Hall, St. James' and the Free Library in Pontypool.

Mollie Lovejoy as Snow White in the 1939 Carnival. Alongside her is Ivor Jones who ran the jewelers shop in George St. Pontypool.

Yew Tree Cottage, Pontypool. Thought to be Coed-y-Clapp. Hedge trimming at its most remarkable best.

Robert Trump (Bob) outside Windsors Garage, Albion Rd, Pontypool. In the car is his wife. Bob Trump was the Town Crier and a great debater. He won over 150 prizes for speeches throughout South Wales & Monmouthshire, Between 1923-24 he was chairman of Pontypool Urban District Council.

A lovely old photograph of the Trosnant, Pontypool

Clarence Corner in the 1920's

King George and Queen (Queen Mother) visiting Pontypool Town Forge

Pontypool Fire brigade with their horse drawn engine outside the Fire Station, Osbourne Rd, Pontypool in 1906

Pontypool Fire Brigades first steam fire engine.

A family enjoying a day out in Church Woods, Pontypool at the turn of the century.

A very rare photo of one of the first presses for corrugated iron used in the plate works in Pontnewynydd, Pontypool. The Press was made at the Glyn Engineering company in Pontypool.

The plate after rolling through the machines. The corrugated iron produced at Pontnewynydd was used all over Britain and was used for roofing and in the following photo, air raid shelters.

A Pontypool air raid shelter demonstrated by Pontypool Police force, including P.C. Plummer, Sup. Casey, and Fred Charles from Twmpath Garden , Pontypool

Advertising postcard for the Crown Hotel, Pontypool in 1896

Advertising card for the Waverley Hotel, Pontypool - later to become the Queens Ballroom in 1896

Members of a performing troupe on the steps of the Queens ballroom.

 

     
     

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