Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Twins Inn.

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

The Twins Inn stood on the Coedcae in Nantyglo, I was born here in 1944 and it was my home until 1958.
John and Mary Jones were my Great Grandparents and Pheobe Jane my Grandmother, she died in 1946 before my second birthday, John and Mary also had another daughter Amy, she died in 1899 age 8 they are buried with her.

This image was given to an auntie many years ago by Hannah, she had copies made for my mother and her brothers, this was scanned from my mothers copy.

Obviously I didn't take the photograph, I did a small amount of work on it, and found all the names via my aunt and various census's.

The interesting part historically is that the Twins Inn was once a Chartist Lodge and that Dr William Price held many meetings there. (This information courtesy of local historian Trevor Rowson).

Dr William Price was born in Rudry in 1800 and died in Llantrisant in 1893 he was a Chartist, doctor,druid and pioneer of cremations.
The man responsible for getting cremations legalised.

I put Dr William Price into Google and there is plenty of information and images available.

Lens:Unknown.
Recording media:Unknown.
Title:Twins Inn.
Username:Badgerfred Badgerfred
Uploaded:6 Sep 2007 - 8:01 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Chartist, Cremation., Dr william price, General, Inn
Votes:66

Comments

ChristineL
6 Sep 2007 - 8:06 AM

a nice bit of restoration and an interesting story,
Chris.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AngelaR
AngelaR  9155 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 - 8:06 AM

Fascinating family photograph, wonderful to be able to preserve it so well.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

MandsH
MandsH  7 England
6 Sep 2007 - 8:13 AM

A great story, I like to know about the background to a shot.
Mandy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
6 Sep 2007 - 8:16 AM

Love old photos like this, nice restoration work Fred

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

TanyaR
TanyaR  7 South Africa
6 Sep 2007 - 8:30 AM

I can stare at images like this for hours... thank you for sharing it Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 8:40 AM

what a great piece of history,old photo's are fantastic,the expressions are timeless
ian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 9:06 AM

Great story Fred and a very interesting shot, or plate.

Rock

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 9:13 AM


Quote: Chartist, doctor,druid and pioneer of cremations.

Most people would make do with just one of those. There's a whole chunk of local and more general social history in this one building. So what became of Twins Inn? Is it still standing? It would be interesting to see the site today for comparison.
Moira

Last Modified By Dave at 6 Sep 2007 - 9:14 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Sep 2007 - 9:23 AM

The Twins was purchased off my mother with a compulsory purchase order in the early 1960's and demolished to put a road through, the road was never done, the site is flat now, I took the grandaughters over recently and took there photograph on the site Moira.
Fred.

Last Modified By Dave at 6 Sep 2007 - 9:23 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 9:23 AM

never knew that chartist inns existed, fascinating connection between your roots and the wider political history

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hop-A-Long
6 Sep 2007 - 9:25 AM

Lovely bit of history Fred. You done a lovely job with such an old photo. Nice one.
Andy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 9:30 AM

Very interesting insight into the history of this photograph. Its a great piece of social history.

Albert

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 9:32 AM

Excellent history Fred.I think I have seen this at the club when you did the talk on your images.
Lovely insight.
Tom.

Last Modified By Dave at 6 Sep 2007 - 9:32 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
6 Sep 2007 - 9:58 AM

Great story, great photo !
Nicky

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 10:58 AM

A great story Fred . Interesting to see such an old image restored xx

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Misteree
Misteree  7 Australia
6 Sep 2007 - 11:20 AM

An interesting historical shot, Fred!!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hoffy
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 11:59 AM

Fasinating bit of social history and a great image.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Cabit
Cabit  7104 forum posts England
6 Sep 2007 - 12:05 PM

Really nice work & info.
Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 12:07 PM

Wonderful historical photograph; nice and clear. Very interesting story too.
Rende

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 12:24 PM

Even in these days they included details such as the windows and the sign.Or perhaps it was the tightest crop they could get.Interesting one Fred.
Mick.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 12:36 PM

Very interesting historical shot
Helen

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 1:48 PM

Great history Fred and the story that goes with it..many thanks.
Di

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Nettles
Nettles  7 England
6 Sep 2007 - 1:54 PM

What an interesting background you have Fred.
So nice to have these old family shots.
A great image. Annette

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 2:12 PM

excellent historical mono image with very interesting family story.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 3:53 PM

An interesting photograph, nice to see.
Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 4:19 PM

Great bit of history, amazing what I learn on this site....(and thank you Dr PriceSmile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 5:31 PM

this is wonderful, and with the history as well
magic
I love to look at these old photo's how well people dressed in those days and with little money, obviously no imports from china then
pareen

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 5:39 PM

It is only with an understanding of our past that we can begin to understand our present. Wonderful image, Fred.
Bill

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 - 6:10 PM

Interesting to see something so different on here. Nice one.
Jean

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2007 - 7:45 PM

Great peice of family history Fred and a great story...........

Tony.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 - 7:58 PM

wow what an amazing piece of history in a photo..
bunSmile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 - 8:41 PM

What a great image Fred,excellent piece of history and a great story.


Mo.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

csr
csr  7 England
6 Sep 2007 - 9:26 PM

Has all been said Fred
Chris

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 - 9:57 PM

fantastic history fred great work .
ian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
6 Sep 2007 - 10:56 PM

great bit of history and a nice family portrait

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

fatmod
fatmod  8 England
7 Sep 2007 - 6:52 AM

great work well researched

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2007 - 7:00 AM

What a lovely old photo - and interesting information about your family - JudeC

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2007 - 7:41 AM

Excellent piece of history Fred

Bernie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
7 Sep 2007 - 12:33 PM

Lovely family history Fred wish I knew mine a lot better. My Grandfather wrote a bio about his time his time in the army and emailed it to me not long ago, fasinating stuff to read and know what they got up to during the war.
Glen

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2007 - 4:56 PM

a great photo with an insight to the past and part of your own family tree

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Scoff_Too
Scoff_Too  7
8 Sep 2007 - 12:37 AM

Everything about this is Beautiful Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Soom
Soom  9 England
8 Sep 2007 - 10:24 AM

Lovely to have such a clear image of your personal family history.
Soom

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2007 - 4:26 PM

This is great. Would just love to have a peep inside the inn.
Sandra

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

rmr
rmr  7 Wales
8 Sep 2007 - 9:14 PM

i"m sure there was a lot of stories to tell about that pub (inn sounds better)
well done
mark

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mandarinkay
9 Sep 2007 - 9:42 AM

What an interesting piece of history to be connected to! Great work on restoring this timeless image Fred ... love seeing these old shots! Very Well done! Click*
Karen

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2007 - 1:39 PM

A super piece of history, well recorded Smile

Fran x

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Sep 2007 - 10:27 PM

Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks, greatly appreciated,
Fred.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
19 Sep 2007 - 6:13 PM

I just love looking at old images Fred, the history behind it is really interesting (esp as its Welsh Wink )

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.