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pierre
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  09:56:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anybody have any info on the LMS goods sheds that used to be in Tredegar? Where was it? when was it pulled down (if indeed it has) ?

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uncle bob
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  10:14:23 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by pierre

Does anybody have any info on the LMS goods sheds that used to be in Tredegar? Where was it? when was it pulled down (if indeed it has) ?

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Hi I cannot remember a goods shed at Tredegar there was a goods siding,But no storage building.
however there was a goods shed at Sirhowy of LNWR design as seen in photograps of the station The local expert on tredegar station is Gerald Davies maybe he could enlighten us?

Edited by - uncle bob on 04/09/2010 10:18:25
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eddiejen
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  16:10:02 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There was a good yard at sirhowy and was later used as a warehouse for Sunblest bread.

The station master house was roughly where the ambulance station starts, the stone arch where you used to enter the house from the road can still be seen.

There was also a good storage shed where the post office sorting office is located, It was made out of tin sheeting and painted black.

Hope this helps !!
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pierre
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  19:08:52 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank You Uncle Bob & EddieJen, that is a great help.

I beleive I've got a picture of it, will post soon :o)

Pierre

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KenJ
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  19:28:13 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Here's a pre 1940 pic of Sirhowy Station.
Could the building on the left be the goods shed?

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eddiejen
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  21:12:45 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes! behind that was the house. We used to play one the platforms when they were still there. Who can remember the railway bridge halfway up Sirhowy hill and the track heading over to number nine? There used to be a chip shop near by!
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KenJ
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  21:28:41 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Who can remember the railway bridge halfway up Sirhowy hill and the track heading over to number nine? There used to be a chip shop near by!

I remember it well Eddie.
I lived in 15 Beaufort Road just by the bridge.
The chip shop was on the corner further up and was owned by Phil (can't remember surname)
Phil also had a smallholding across the road where he kept pigs - they would recycle the potato peelings!
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Peregrine Honeydew
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Posted - 06/09/2010 :  19:56:19 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
...........As I remember the goods shed had "Scottish" written on the side in big white lettering, facing what is now the garage. Probably "London" & "Midland" had suffered the ravages of time by the late 60's.






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pierre
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Posted - 06/09/2010 :  20:21:08 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all, you have been a great help.

I found the picture :o)

Peregrine, thats one heck of a memory you got !





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eddiejen
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Posted - 06/09/2010 :  20:44:07 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The stationmasters house was by the lampost (by the yellow building)

I remember playing around there when Sunblest left!!

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fredd
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Posted - 06/09/2010 :  22:00:56 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Would that have been where Mr Dickinson the undertaker worked from in later years ?
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pierre
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Posted - 07/09/2010 :  20:07:52 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to Vall for doing some tricks with the photo of the shed for us :o)

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indarkistplumstead
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Posted - 10/09/2010 :  17:59:46 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hello i think the chip shop was run by jack phillips and his wife.
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KenJ
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Posted - 10/09/2010 :  23:38:27 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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hello i think the chip shop was run by jack phillips and his wife.

Maybe....depends when.
I'm talking around 1950 - it was definitely run by Phil ?.
My best friend in those days was Bernard Harris - his mother was Phil's sister and she worked there.
We would often call in and get a free bag of "scrumps".
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morgan.m
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Posted - 15/09/2010 :  18:55:35 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Correct Ken
Jack Phillips was a few years later, a well known boxer and gentleman fought Eddie Thomas in 1948


After a brilliant amateur career during which he won the A.B.A. Lightweight title in 1946, Eddie Thomas turned professional immediately recording 6 straight wins that year. Two years later Eddie secured his first title by taking the Welsh welterweight championship in a 10 round decision over Jack Phillips. Prior to winning the Welsh title Eddie had lost two of his previous 14 fights but the confidence that comes with winning a title set him on the road to a winning streak of 22 fights which was to take in the championships of Britain and Europe.
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KenJ
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Posted - 15/09/2010 :  22:27:23 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Morgan
I've spoken to my sister...
You're right....Jack ran the chip shop some time after Phil.
I'd almost forgotten Jack - he was a well known Sirhowy character - as was his father Tommy (Fiddler) Phillips, although that's going back a bit before my time.
Here's a pic of Jack in his heyday:


Edited by - KenJ on 15/09/2010 22:33:30
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