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Risca Industrial History Museum Photo Archive
...currently consists of around 1500 photos mainly covers from Rogerstone to Abercarn, though there are some interesting photos from elsewhere.
All the photos have been digitised but there are a few hundred slides to be processed eventually as these are more difficult to scan.
This is 'work-in-progress' so there may be minimal captions and coverage at the moment but other areas will be added in due course.

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Click on the thumbnail to enlarge a photo or map and sometimes read more about it. Then click 'Full Size' on the toolbar to see it in all its glory.

Our photographic archive is held at the museum and you are welcome to browse it on any Saturday between 10.00am and 12.30am.
Digital copies are also available on request in return for a small donation,
or drop us a line at info (at) riscamuseum (dot) org (dot) uk


Risca

Quick links to :-     Blackvein Colliery and Village     The Longbridge     Danygraig     The Darren
    The Floods of 1979     The Railways through Risca     The Streets of Risca

Blackvein Colliery and Village

Quick links to :-     Blackvein Colliery and Village     The Longbridge     Danygraig     The Darren
    The Floods of 1979     The Railways through Risca     The Streets of Risca

The Longbridge

Risca Longbridge was a fine masonry viaduct with thirty-two arches that was built in 1805 to carry a branch of the Monmouthshire Canal Company's tramroad across the Ebbw Valley flood plain. It was constructed from red pennant sandstone by John Hodgkinson. Following the opening of the Sirhowy railway, the long bridge was redundant by 1859 and was demolished in 1902. Local houses have been built from its stone and the east abutment is the only remaining fragment.

Quick links to :-     Blackvein Colliery and Village     The Longbridge     Danygraig     The Darren
    The Floods of 1979     The Railways through Risca     The Streets of Risca

Danygraig

Quick links to :-     Blackvein Colliery and Village     The Longbridge     Danygraig     The Darren
    The Floods of 1979     The Railways through Risca     The Streets of Risca

The Darren

Quick links to :-     Blackvein Colliery and Village     The Longbridge     Danygraig     The Darren
    The Floods of 1979     The Railways through Risca     The Streets of Risca

The 1979 Flood

On 27th December 1979 the River Ebbw burst its banks and Risca and Pontmister were inundated with floodwater.

Quick links to :-     Blackvein Colliery and Village     The Longbridge     Danygraig     The Darren
    The Floods of 1979     The Railways through Risca     The Streets of Risca

The Railways through Risca

The Great Western line to Ebbw Vale and the LMS line to Tredegar and Sirhowy

Quick links to :-     Blackvein Colliery and Village     The Longbridge     Danygraig     The Darren
    The Floods of 1979     The Railways through Risca     The Streets of Risca

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