Twins Inn.

By Badgerfred
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.

Tags: General Architecture Black and white Inn Cremation Chartist Dr william price

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ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 8:06AM
a nice bit of restoration and an interesting story,

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AngelaR 11 155 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 8:06AM
Fascinating family photograph, wonderful to be able to preserve it so well.
MandsH 9 England
6 Sep 2007 8:13AM
A great story, I like to know about the background to a shot.
AlanBW 10 20 England
6 Sep 2007 8:16AM
Love old photos like this, nice restoration work Fred
TanyaR 9 South Africa
6 Sep 2007 8:30AM
I can stare at images like this for hours... thank you for sharing it Smile
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 8:40AM
what a great piece of history,old photo's are fantastic,the expressions are timeless
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
6 Sep 2007 9:06AM
Great story Fred and a very interesting shot, or plate.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1500 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 9:13AM

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.
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.
riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
6 Sep 2007 9:23AM
never knew that chartist inns existed, fascinating connection between your roots and the wider political history
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
6 Sep 2007 9:25AM
Lovely bit of history Fred. You done a lovely job with such an old photo. Nice one.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
6 Sep 2007 9:30AM
Very interesting insight into the history of this photograph. Its a great piece of social history.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
6 Sep 2007 9:32AM
Excellent history Fred.I think I have seen this at the club when you did the talk on your images.
Lovely insight.
nickyv32 9 135 England
6 Sep 2007 9:58AM
Great story, great photo !
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
6 Sep 2007 10:58AM
A great story Fred . Interesting to see such an old image restored xx
Misteree 9 2 Australia
6 Sep 2007 11:20AM
An interesting historical shot, Fred!!
Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
6 Sep 2007 11:59AM
Fasinating bit of social history and a great image.
Cabit 9 104 England
6 Sep 2007 12:05PM
Really nice work & info.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
6 Sep 2007 12:07PM
Wonderful historical photograph; nice and clear. Very interesting story too.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
6 Sep 2007 12:24PM
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.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 12:36PM
Very interesting historical shot
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 1:48PM
Great history Fred and the story that goes with it..many thanks.
6 Sep 2007 1:54PM
What an interesting background you have Fred.
So nice to have these old family shots.
A great image. Annette
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 2:12PM
excellent historical mono image with very interesting family story.
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
6 Sep 2007 3:53PM
An interesting photograph, nice to see.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
6 Sep 2007 4:19PM
Great bit of history, amazing what I learn on this site....(and thank you Dr PriceSmile
Paree 11 616 3
6 Sep 2007 5:31PM
this is wonderful, and with the history as well
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
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 5:39PM
It is only with an understanding of our past that we can begin to understand our present. Wonderful image, Fred.
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 6:10PM
Interesting to see something so different on here. Nice one.
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 7:45PM
Great peice of family history Fred and a great story...........

bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 7:58PM
wow what an amazing piece of history in a photo..
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 8:41PM
What a great image Fred,excellent piece of history and a great story.

csr 9 3 England
6 Sep 2007 9:26PM
Has all been said Fred
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 9:57PM
fantastic history fred great work .
firzhugh 11 13 New Zealand
6 Sep 2007 10:56PM
great bit of history and a nice family portrait
fatmod 10 22 England
7 Sep 2007 6:52AM
great work well researched
JudeC 9 6 3 England
7 Sep 2007 7:00AM
What a lovely old photo - and interesting information about your family - JudeC
imagio 10 12 1 England
7 Sep 2007 7:41AM
Excellent piece of history Fred

GlenD 9 United States
7 Sep 2007 12:33PM
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.
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
7 Sep 2007 4:56PM
a great photo with an insight to the past and part of your own family tree
8 Sep 2007 12:37AM
Everything about this is Beautiful Smile
Soom 11 1 England
8 Sep 2007 10:24AM
Lovely to have such a clear image of your personal family history.
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2007 4:26PM
This is great. Would just love to have a peep inside the inn.
rmr 9 1 Wales
8 Sep 2007 9:14PM
i"m sure there was a lot of stories to tell about that pub (inn sounds better)
well done
9 Sep 2007 9:42AM
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*
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
9 Sep 2007 1:39PM
A super piece of history, well recorded Smile

Fran x
11 Sep 2007 10:27PM
Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks, greatly appreciated,
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
19 Sep 2007 6:13PM
I just love looking at old images Fred, the history behind it is really interesting (esp as its Welsh Wink )
How lovely for you to have that picture, such a shame though that the Twins Inn was demolished.

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