Cwmbran, Torfaen, Wales: Old Photos & Films

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Step back in time with fascinating old images of Cwmbran, Wales.

In 1949, local government planners designated the villages of Old Cwmbran, Pontnewydd, Upper Cwmbran, Henllys, Croesyceiliog, Llantarnam, and Llanyrafon as the starting point for the new town of Cwmbran. With new housing and industrial estates swelling the number of local residents, this corner of the South Wales Coalfield became the sixth largest urban area of Wales. It’s now home to roughly 50,000 people.

Old Photos of Cwmbran

Uploaded by Graham ap Robert to publicise the Facebook Group ‘Cwmbran past and present’, this is a jolly 4 minute photo montage of the town through many decades.

Cwmbran past and present – Graham ap Robert on YouTube

Cwmbran Then & Now

YouTube channel CwmbranClub compiled a photo montage which starts by introducing the area and then comparing old and new photos of the same locations. Promoting the The Cwmbran Club Facebook group.

Cwmbran Changes – on YouTube

Victorian Cwmbran

Carole Lewis wrote the book Victorian Cwmbran, available on Amazon Kindle. 

Victorian Cwmbran – on YouTube

Photos of Industrial Sites 1980s/1990s

In the 1980s and early 1990s, an amateur photographer took photographs of a number of disused industrial sites and associated settlements around South East Wales.

Locations included Cwmbran, Pontypool, Blaenavon, & Clydach.

Since then, many of these sites have been demolished or altered. The photographs clearly identify each location.

Old Industrial Sites: Cwmbran, Pontypool, Blaenavon, Clydach (Gwent UK) – on YouTube

Torfaen, Blaenavon & Cwmbran

In 1997, TV series Your Century, presented by Nicola Heywood-Thomas, featured archive film footage and photographs together with personal memories from many towns around Wales.

Torfaen Blaenavon and Cwmbran – on YouTube

Flash Mob Freeze 2010

On 30 June 2010 at 1pm, Gwent Square experienced a flash mob freeze. 

Cwmbran Flash Mob Freeze – 30/06/2010 – on YouTube

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