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Name:
Gordon
Town, Country:
Llanhilleth
Comments:
Yes the viaduct was a wonderful feat of engineering, especially for the time it was built. Such an awesome sight spanning both valleys.
Wednesday, July 13 2016 - 09:18 AM
Name:
Brenda Moxley
E-Mail:
Town, Country:
Kent
Comments:
Yes the broom handles were used for protecting the Viaduct during the early days of the 2nd WW with the Home Guard. My Dad was one of them.

Monday, June 13 2016 - 12:22 PM
Name:
Shaun Doyles
E-Mail:
Town, Country:
ABERTILLERY
Comments:
Thank you John.
We live in Six Bells now and go through Crumlin often. Wish we could of seen the Viaduct in all its Glory.
Sunday, June 05 2016 - 09:04 PM
Name:
Mary Thomas
Town, Country:
Cardiff
Comments:
John, thank you for a wonderful website. I was born at Crown Street, Crumlin and we always had a good view of the viaduct looking straight up the street towards Pugsley's the Butcher's, what lovey memories, thanks.
Thursday, May 12 2016 - 09:32 AM
Name:
Kieran Lee
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Town, Country:
Nottingham England
Comments:
Many thanks for this superb and inspirational website. I am currently working on a project which aim to restore and bring back into use the Bennerley Viaduct. There were attempts to demolish our viaduct post Beeching but thankfully, it survived and it still stands majestically at the foot of the valley. No doubt, the Victorian engineers who built and designed Bennerley Viaduct were influenced by the engineering feat at Crumlin. It is such a tragedy that short term thinking resulted in the demolition of Crumlin. I hope we can keep our for future generations to cherish.
Saturday, March 26 2016 - 05:23 PM
Name:
Rebecca Eversley
E-Mail:
Town, Country:
Newport
Comments:
Hi all, me again. I am working with the High Level primary school on another Viaduct project. We are looking for your memories to share with others in our project. If anyone is willing to share please do email me. We are also interested in hearing about any pieces of it that you may have. Many of you have already helped us and we thank you for that. The children love hearing the memories!What a great website. Well done John!
Friday, March 11 2016 - 10:33 AM
Name:
Andrew Edwards
Town, Country:
Blackwood, Wales
Comments:
I remember going to watch some of the filming of Arabesque with Sophia Loren and Gregory Peck at the Crumlin High level station. The Arabian horses were magnificent, it was a thrill.
Saturday, March 05 2016 - 09:53 AM
Name:
John
Town, Country:
Crumlin
Comments:
Jonathan,
You can just make out Ton-y-Felin house in photograph No.96
Monday, February 08 2016 - 07:05 PM
Name:
jonathan way
Town, Country:
Abertillery
Comments:
MY Mother Mary Williams grew up in Ton y Felin house on the Western side just above the Bridgend pub she often waved to passengers travelling by and must have had a fabulous view of the Viaduct she would love to see a photo from east to west with her house in the background
Sunday, January 31 2016 - 06:21 PM
Name:
Anne Lord
E-Mail:
Town, Country:
Coventry.England
Comments:
I lived in Crumlin for the first 32 years of my life. We moved here to Coventry in 1974 for my husbands work. Crumlin is still my home and I miss living there. I miss the viaduct and the mountains. I was lucky enough to cross the viaduct at least nine times. The first time I was 9 and it was a bit scary but thrilling. I get very angry about the demolishing of the viaduct. They said it needed a lot of maintenance but so do stone-built ones and they are still standing. My brother and sister still live down home so we visit as often as we can. It's a pity they couldn't make the bridges over the river a bit more attractive. Bring back the Victorians. Wouldn't it be a good idea to make souvenir Crumlin spoons with the Viaduct on the end. Thanks for this site. I love it.
Sunday, January 31 2016 - 04:20 PM
Name:
Iestyn
Town, Country:
Cwmcarn
Comments:
Well, I used to travel to Six Bells every Sunday for Sunday School and to visit my Gu. I also remember very well the helicopter that was buzzing around during the filming of Arabesque (we made a special visit).

I remember everyone's surprise at how wide the valley was once the viaduct had been removed.

Thing is, I have no recollection what-so-ever of the viaduct! Weird.
Friday, January 29 2016 - 10:50 AM
Name:
Ian Langford
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Town, Country:
blaina
Comments:
Abersychan born-- got to this site over 3 hours from Rape of the fair country.looked at every photo, remember the viaduct well,cyclist all my life. Jack hatfields cycle shop Cwmcarn a must most saturdays. Super info brings tears to the eye. thanks for keeping it alive.
Wednesday, December 30 2015 - 12:08 AM
Name:
neil woodward
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Town, Country:
edinburgh
Comments:
Never knew of this but I do just remember the Walnut Tree viaduct, this looked evwn more impressive. Such a shame it was demolished.
Wednesday, December 16 2015 - 07:56 PM
Name:
john wilson
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Town, Country:
luton
Comments:
Brings back so many memories the more I look, well done John!
Sunday, December 13 2015 - 05:19 PM
Name:
Terry Stredwick
Town, Country:
Newbridge
Comments:
Born in 14 Oakland Terrace I Love Looking At This Site Keep Up The Good Work
Sunday, November 08 2015 - 09:21 PM
Name:
Shirley Colless
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Town, Country:
Dubbo, NSW Australia
Comments:
My grandparents, John and Edith Morgan, lived in Whitethorn Street, then moved to Bryn Teg, which I believe was built by my great grandmother, Ann Morgan. My mother and her siblings were forbidden to play under the viaduct, but of course they did! My ancestors had farms Tyr Hwynt and Tyr Mawr at Crumlin. Family buried at Beulah Chapel, Newbridge - they were Baptists. My mother and her sister emigrated to Australia in the late 1920s.
Saturday, October 31 2015 - 12:31 AM
Name:
Robert
Town, Country:
Aberbeeg, Wales
Comments:
Charles, did you also drop the eggs on the traffic passing befow?
Thursday, October 29 2015 - 06:23 PM
Name:
Barry Evans
E-Mail:
Town, Country:
Blackwood
Comments:
please remove my request and email address from mar 2013 7.29 from this guest book thank you
Thursday, October 29 2015 - 02:46 PM
Name:
Charles
Town, Country:
Crumlin Wales
Comments:
We used to collect birds eggs from the viaduct, Jackdaws, some nested near the catwalk but other further out, which made it too dangerous, for me anyway.
Tuesday, October 27 2015 - 08:25 AM
Name:
June
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Town, Country:
Gwent
Comments:
Hi. I'm a local playwright and on Saturday Sept. 5th 2015 in the newly renovated Newbridge Memo Theatre, my play 'Bridge of Dreams' a comedy/drama is playing for one night. The background to the story is the 1960's when Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren coming to Crumlin, it revolves around a fictional family and how their lives were changed forever after the Star's visit. Tickets £7 & £6 concessions.
Tuesday, June 16 2015 - 01:29 PM
Name:
Sylvia
E-Mail:
Town, Country:
Broadstairs
Comments:
Hi Julian
I remember teaching you T Crumlin High Level school and I remember your dad too!
Thursday, June 11 2015 - 09:29 AM
Name:
Julian Wierzbicki
Town, Country:
manchester
Comments:
I lived in Crown Street from 1947 until 1967. I have enjoyed reading many of your contributions from your guests some of whom I remember from this period.They bring back many happy memories of my childhood in the shadow of the viaduct.
Wednesday, June 10 2015 - 09:28 PM
Name:
Tony Roberts
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Town, Country:
Doncaster, S.Yorkshire
Comments:
Thank you John for a great set of photographs. Sad to say, my new wife and I passed through Crumlin in 1958 on our motorcycle, viewing THE VIADUCT yet not realising its not too distant demise. Oh that we could have afforded a camera in those far off days and taken some pictures ourselves. Thanks to Beeching and Thatcher I found myself without a job which I enjoyed(twice) on the railway, I found work in other industries and it's just a pity that the Crumlin Viaduct could not have been saved as a historic artefact or given walking and cycling status. What views to be enjoyed by visitors these days and bringing revenue into the area too. Thanks again John, I shall visit your site again.
Saturday, June 06 2015 - 02:18 PM
Name:
stuart mccarthy
Town, Country:
soffryd
Comments:
as a young boy i used to dig old bottles up had quite a collection sold most of them to clive who used to run the bridgend pub on kennard terrace but i kept one bottle a poparlye or codd bottle with the crumlin viaduct on the name on the bottle is charles edmund ricketts who was a beer retailer in crown street in 1904 never seen another bottle ever with the viaduct on it only prints on stoneware items think its pretty unique
Tuesday, June 02 2015 - 06:16 PM
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Awesome posting, thanks for share this. Regards, Sundae Studio Team
Monday, June 01 2015 - 11:57 AM