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pierre
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Posted - 30/06/2012 :  09:43:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anther photo of Mill Farm by Cyril Rogers



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tarkus
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Posted - 30/06/2012 :  17:36:53 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
great pic tredegar looked a lot better without all the poxy trees we now have obscuring everything

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Peregrine Honeydew
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Posted - 30/06/2012 :  18:43:46 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have to say I think Tred' looks 100 times better with all the beautiful trees.
A lot of the "Landscape" in that photo is man-made spoil - good riddance.

A great historical photo non the less.

Oh, and keep them sheep out!!






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tarkus
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Posted - 30/06/2012 :  19:32:52 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
See your point PH but i think nature does a prety good job herself of taking back the spoil tips,
adds a bit of character to the place.


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fredd
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Posted - 30/06/2012 :  21:02:58 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tarkus

great pic tredegar looked a lot better without all the poxy trees we now have obscuring everything



.. Must Agree with You Tarkus, A Lovely Old Photo, but Your Right about the trees Everywhere What a Waste of Time and Taxpayers money Maintaining them all the time, We Have Nasty Wind and they fall on peoples cars etc, Trees are Great in woods or forestries, and that's where they should stay .. ..
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trefilboy
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Posted - 03/07/2012 :  02:37:27 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This brings back memories which I assume our members will have the answers - I remember asking many many years ago. Why was it called Mill Farm? - I assume there was a mill there at some time - What sort of mill, and when?

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emrys
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Posted - 03/07/2012 :  04:59:49 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe the millstone,(perhaps one of a pair) is or was in or near Bedwelty House so I assume it must have used for grinding grain of some kind and possibly driven by water diverted from the river. I was very friendly with Obie Burr and his brother who lived at the farm many years ago. Now that you've raised the topic I'm hoping there are others who know of its history. Have to say the photo in black and white looks a bit dismal but exactly as I remember it. Emrys
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pierre
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Posted - 03/07/2012 :  13:39:46 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A nice bit of work by Uncle Bob, "Sheep, What Sheep ?"



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fredd
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Posted - 03/07/2012 :  14:06:36 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Much Better ... !!!
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dwjames40
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Posted - 03/07/2012 :  14:41:43 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You Mutton do that Uncle Bob.
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milkman
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Posted - 03/07/2012 :  15:39:15 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The lloyd family lived thre about the turn of the century. At that time it was a working farm but I believe the mill had ceased by then. As Emrys says the millstone in the Park is from there.
(I would guess also that it was for griding grain).
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butch
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Posted - 03/07/2012 :  17:13:23 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
uncle bob, you promised me those sheep,i had already taken orders. did someone outbid me? lol.
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mike
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Posted - 04/07/2012 :  07:30:03 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by trefilboy

This brings back memories which I assume our members will have the answers - I remember asking many many years ago. Why was it called Mill Farm? - I assume there was a mill there at some time - What sort of mill, and when?

trefilboy



From Oliver Jones' Early days of Sirhowy and Tredegar:-

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Y Felin (The Mill) was another important place in days gone by. It stood on the site of the present Mill Farm and was one of the two grist mills then serving the top end of the valley, the other being at Nant Melin (Brook Mill) on Twyn Sirhowy. In its heyday Y Felin was renowned as a "gossip shop" where the local inhabitants were wont to meet to discuss their affairs and to hear the news of the outside world. There, too, the eagerly awaited annual "gathering" was held, the nearest the Glyn ever knew to a holiday when the time would be given over to singing, dancing, impromptu sports and games for the children for them, never to be forgotten occasions.


Mike
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trefilboy
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Posted - 04/07/2012 :  18:18:57 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info Mike - I remember reading Oliver Jones'book probably 50 years ago, so details are hazy, but you answered my question as to why mill farm.
I also remember walking up the river (and under the road bridge)in my early teens and looking for a mill.

trefilboy
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