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Society Publications

For a copy of any of our publications, please send a cheque made payable to 'OHIHS Treasurer' to the following address:-
OHIHS Treasurer, c/o Oxford House Education Centre, Grove Road, Risca NP11 6GN
Please add £2.80 towards post and packing

The Cwmcarn Dam Disaster
by Tony Jukes

A Miner's Memories - Crumlin and the Navigation Colliery
by Albert V Clarke

Abercarn Furnace
drawn by Michael Blackmore

The Risca Merlin


Other research and discussion documents from our members

The House of Polly Morgan, Penrhiw-gwiail

Our member, Rob Southall, has written a booklet on Polly Morgan's cottage, a well-known site above Pontymister. The booklet is entitled 'The House of Polly Morgan, a history of Penrhiw-gwiail, Lower Machen, between 1841 -1962' and it is available in .pdf format here :-

The House of Polly Morgan, Penrhiw-gwiail

Rob Southall has also written a booklet on Ty’n y Ffynnon House, another well-known site above Crosskeys. The booklet is entitled 'The House at the Wellspring, A History of Ty’n y Ffynnon House 1760 -2015' and it is available in .pdf format here :-

Just where was Archdeacon Coxe's Tramroad ??

There's a lot of discussion and debate on the exact location of the incline that Archdeacon Coxe recorded in 1797. Our member, Bryan Morgan, has done much research on the subject and presents his own views on 'The Location of Edward Jones' 1799 Tramroad - A personal assessment based on contemporary correspondence' here :-

Other useful documents

Trade directories contain a wealth of information and here are a few from our archives covering Pontymister to Pontywaun

Other Publications

Look Back at Old Bedwas and Trethomas Vol.1 & Vol.2

Halls Tramroad

The Risca Merlin - back issues

The Risca Merlin is the Society's periodical journal with up to 26 pages in A5 format, containing short articles produced by OHIHS members.

Price: £1.50 + p&p

Contents of issue No 2

The Miners Safety Lamp
A View Through The Window
'Trade' Memorial Stones
Why Do We Need A Museum Trust?
Risca's 'Budding' Entrepeneurs
1871: Eastern Valley Superstition
How Do You Know Where To Find The Oldest Part Of A Town Or Village?

Contents of issue No 3

A Sticky Situation
Jemima's Sad Story
Edward Steer - A Forgotton Industrialist
The Story of Nurse Annie Brewer
The Eastern Valley Poor in the 1870s
The Opening of Britannia Foundry, Risca
Quiet Woman's Row
The Blackvein - What, Where and When
Our Columbian Press

Contents of issue No 4

Britannia Foundry, Risca - A Worker's Tale
The Story of Puddler Jim
Where Did the Welsh Go
The Afrtermath of the Prince of Wales Colliery Disaster
Early Risca Roads
The Story of Friar's Field - The Devil's Acre
The Collapse of Risca Viaduct
Colliery Place - A Forgotton Community
The Story of Pontypool Japanware
'Leaky Bridge'
Crumlin's Early Development

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