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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
E-Mail:
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
E-Mail:
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
E-Mail:
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
E-Mail:
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
E-Mail:
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
E-Mail:
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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E-Mail:
Comments:
Awesome posting, thanks for share this. Regards, Sundae Studio Team
Monday, June 01 2015 - 11:57 AM
Name:
Oliver Harris
Town, Country:
Glouscester
Comments:
Thank you for this website. I found at a car boot sale an old postcard featuring Crumlin Viaduct with a stamp mark of 1910.
So I searched the internet for more information on the viaduct and came across this excellent website.
Olly
Wednesday, May 27 2015 - 12:03 PM
Name:
Edward White
Town, Country:
Formerly Treowen
Comments:
My Dad told me that the German air force tried to bomb the viaduct but they missed by some distance, apparently the bomb landed on Mynydd Maen. He also told me that the Home Guard patrolled the viaduct with broom handles as pretend rifles, but I'm not sure if he was kidding me or not?
Saturday, May 09 2015 - 10:24 PM
Name:
Ian Jones
Town, Country:
Risca
Comments:
I lived in Crumlin as a child and I can remember there being newts at the base of one of the piers on the Kendon. The West Mon bus used to travel up and down the Kendon on it's journey between Crumlin and Blackwood, also Jones buses on their way to the Trinant and Aberbeeg.
Wednesday, April 22 2015 - 06:32 PM
Name:
Len Dixon
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Town, Country:
Kington Herefordshire
Comments:
Found an old photo of train crossing viaduct, just discovered today what and where! Not included in your interesting set up.
Monday, April 06 2015 - 11:11 PM
Name:
Tom
Town, Country:
Newbridge
Comments:
The viaduct was the most impressive structure in the country and it was a great pity when it was destroyed. It would have been a number one tourist attraction.
Monday, March 30 2015 - 05:14 PM
Name:
Janice
Town, Country:
Newbridge
Comments:
This is lovely:

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Thursday, March 12 2015 - 05:15 PM
Name:
Jacqueline Oppenheimer
E-Mail:
Town, Country:
Greater lLondon. UK
Comments:
I need to go from THE FOREST OF DEAN GLOS to Crumlin Wales and I would like to know the best route by car. Thank you
Sunday, March 08 2015 - 10:50 AM
Name:
James Cotts
Town, Country:
Gloucester.
Comments:
:My late father worked on the steam trains and spent a lot of his working life on the Vale of Neath line. Throughout his working life he must have crossed the viaduct at least hundreds of times.
Friday, February 20 2015 - 08:06 AM
Name:
D.Everitt Austin
E-Mail:
Town, Country:
Kemble Gloucestershire
Comments:
I am in current entries but my e-mail address has changed to the above from everitt.austin@tiscali.co.uk
Wednesday, January 21 2015 - 08:26 PM
Name:
john fielding
Town, Country:
western isles
Comments:
as a child & young man i used to pass
under the viaduct on a regular jouney
between pontypool & blackwood.
Friday, January 16 2015 - 03:58 PM