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Name:
Bryn Lewis
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Town, Country:
Bedford England
Comments:
On one of my visits back home I went to see the viaduct, an impresive sight.What I would like to know is who was the engine driver with the nerve to drive the engine over it .
Saturday, November 05 2016 - 09:58 AM
Name:
John avenial thomas
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Town, Country:
Newport, gwent
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Myself and Billy Haywood used to play under the viaduct,We used to be in a gang and to be able to enter this gang you had to climb so many girders. My older brother Glyn thomas was also part of this gang. I used to live in whitehorn sfeet.many memories.
Monday, October 24 2016 - 06:59 PM
Name:
Timmy
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Town, Country:
Los Angeles
Comments:
Just found you website. Read it from time to time.
Thursday, October 06 2016 - 10:43 PM
Name:
Jonathon
Town, Country:
Aberbeeg, Wales
Comments:
Thanks for the website, my gramps tells us about this viaduct at Crumlin. I would have loved to have seen as it was, with trains crossing, pity it is gone.
Sunday, October 02 2016 - 12:49 PM
Name:
George randall
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Town, Country:
Newport
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Can anyone remember me George Randall from bronawelon ter sofrydd I worked in hafodrynnys collerys and navigation crumlin if anyone's want to get in touch please do l am on face book
Monday, August 29 2016 - 09:49 AM
Name:
George
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Town, Country:
Newport
Comments:
My name is George Randall. I used to work in Crumlin and im Abedrynis near Pontypool. I made a lot of good friends. Please contact me via Facebook or email. Thank you.
Sunday, August 28 2016 - 09:16 PM
Name:
George
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Town, Country:
Newport
Comments:
My name is George Randall if anyone wants to email me I am on Facebook I used to live at bronawelon ter sofrydd in 1940/50s
Sunday, August 28 2016 - 07:49 PM
Name:
Gloria Jones
Town, Country:
Swindon, England
Comments:
My father worked as an engineer on the GWR and he travelled across the viaduct on many occasions, unfortunately I never did, but I know it was a wonderful experience, as told to me by my dear old dad.
Sunday, August 28 2016 - 09:11 AM
Name:
Margaret Williams
Town, Country:
Wrexham
Comments:
Thanks for the insight. Steel is more ephemeral than the remaining masonry viaducts which makes this resource so valuable.
Monday, August 08 2016 - 07:27 AM
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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