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Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

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Names of pupils who were in the 1910 Entry

from School Records

Name Age Address
Evan John Hopkins
Ivor Grant Griffiths
Margaret May Broom
Elsie Evans
Margaret Watts
Harriett Sophia Catherine Martin
David Llewellyn James
Winifred Evans
Myfanwy Jones†
Winifred Doris Flooks
Annie Winifred Jones
Mariel Davies
Annie Mary Lewis
Sarah Deborah Davies
Margaret May Llewellyn
Rachel Jane Thomas
Mary Elizabeth Abraham
Mary Martha Davies
Sophia Jenkins
Ivor Edmunds
Henry Lewis
Elizabeth Dorothy Berry
Christiana Evans
Maggie May Hughes
Glynelen Protheroe
Herbert Lendon Berry
John Morgan Davies
John Edmund Evans
David Emrys George
Ralph Haydn Harris
John Handel Jordan
Phillip Harrison Lindsay
John Frederick Pardoe
John David Powell
William George Rees
William Ewart Watkins
Gwenllian Miles
Jennet Mary Williams
May Isobel Bromilow
Olwen Christmas
Agnes Harriet Davies
Bronwen Evans
Maggie Rose Evans
Florence Irene Jones
Blodwen Jones
Gwendoline Lewis
Elizabeth Morgan
Amy Slade
Gwladys Martin Thomas
Joan Thomas
Gwladys Mason
Mary Walters
Edith Mary Abbott
Eileen Mary Eggleton
Gwenhwyfar Maud Evans
Olwen Myfanwy Evans
Rachel Mary Evans
Norah Irene Norman
Mary Ann Parry
Edith Leiuthwaite Wyke
Frank Beswick
Benjamin Griffiths Davies
Harry Davies
David Edmunds
Aaron Gordon Hancock
Raymond Jenkin Howells
William Cyril Hughes
William Albert Jenkins
Emlyn Jones
Evan William Lewis
David John Gerald Mears
Dorothy Margaret Bromilow
Olivia Gwen Howells†
Arthur Reginald Abraham
Leslie Newing Collette
William Howell Davies
Colin Evans
Archibald Luther Flooks
Daniel David Hughes
Thomas Jenkins
John Thomas Jones
Lewis Henry Lewis
Edgar Vivers Teague‡
Thomas John Thomas
John Lewis Thomas
William Thomas‡
John Edward Walters
Howell Williams
Katie Roach
Ernest Ivor Bowyer
William Davies
Reginald Saunders
Gordon Arthur Lewis
Margaret Anne Evans
Reginald Knibbs
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12.4
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12.8
12.9
15.7
16.5
17.1
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15.0
12.6
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55, Tudor Tce, Aberdare
Ashgrove, Abernant Rd, Aberdare
77, Gadlys Road, Aberdare
33, Seymour St, Aberdare
6, David St, Trecynon
110, Cemetery Rd, Aberdare
27, King St, Cwmdare
50, Seymour St, Aberdare
Brickyard, Rhigos
Dover House, Gadlys Road, Aberdare
15, Wyndham Crescent, Aberaman
79, High St, Hirwain*
52, Brook St, Aberaman
Derwen, Trefor St, Aberdare
20, Glyn Hafod, Cwmaman
Bryn Celyn, Cwmbach
4, Hawthorne Terrace, Aberdare
24b, Hirwain Rd, Aberdare
13, Wind St, Aberdare
3, Bute Place, Hirwain
40, Windsor St, Trecynon
47, Commercial St, Aberdare
65, Cardiff Rd, Aberaman
1, Holford Terr, Cwmdare
9, Tudor Tce, Aberdare
47, Commercial St, Aberdare
80, Bwllfa Road, Cwmdare
4a, Dare Road, Cwmdare
Bryn Villa, Llanwonno Road, Cwmaman
7, Horeb Terrace, Llwydcoed
Maesgwyn Cottage, Cwmdare
1, Thomas St, Robertstown
Ingledene, Abernant Rd,
1, Maesgwyn Terrace, Cwmdare
1, Spencer St, Cwmaman
2, Dare Villas, Aberdare
Training School, Trecynon
25, Phillip St, Robertstown
28, Bridge Road, Cwmbach
35, Victoria Sq, Aberdare
Anwylfan, Seymour St, Aberdare
1, Ynyslwyd St, Aberdare
Picton House, Trecynon
58, Monk St, Aberdare
9, Ffrochneol Row, Cwmaman
29, Lewis St, Aberaman
Castell, Rhigos, Hirwain
34, Lewis St, Aberaman
Penrallt, Elm Grove, Aberdare
Cefn-y-don, Elm Grove, Aberdare
34, Lewis St, Aberaman
17, High St, Hirwain
Fedwhir Lodge, Aberdare
24, Bronallt Terr, Abercwmboi
28a, Fforchaman Rd, Cwmaman
5, Wayne St, Gadlys, Aberdare
9, Miners Row, Llwydcoed
168, Cardiff Rd, Aberaman
1c, Bwllfa Road, Cwmdare
39, Canon St, Aberdare
9, Elm Grove, Aberdare
35, Cemetery Rd, Aberdare
224, Cardiff Rd, Aberaman
91, Brook St, Aberaman
33, Monk St, Aberdare (later M. Ash)
12, Stuart St, Aberdare
16, Glanant St, Aberdare
63, Brecon Road, Hirwain
20, Mary St, Aberdare
Oak Hill Villa, Aberaman
27, Cynon Terrace, Hirwain
28, Bridge Road, Cwmbach
Post Office, Rhigos
43, Wind St, Aberdare
20, Clifton St, Aberdare
11, Upper Regent St, Aberdare
Farmers Arms, Aberdare
Dover House, Gadlys, Aberdare
2, Nant Row, Aberdare
59, High St, Hirwain
Bryn Rhigos, Hirwain
50, Gadlys Road, Aberdare
Hill House, Jenkin St, Aberdare
8, Broniestyn Terrace, Aberdare
16, Pendarren St, Aberdare
17, Pembroke St, Aberdare
Nantmelyn House, Cwmdare
Bryngolwg Farm, Rhigos
2, Harlech Place, Aberdare
9, Pendarren St, Aberdare
79, High St, Hirwain
11, Cobden St, Aberaman
Queen’s Hotel, Aberdare
2, Cefndon Terrace, Hirwain
401, Cardiff Rd, Aberdare

Notes

Spring term entry: The pupils Evan John Hopkins to Annie Mary Lewis inclusive enrolled during the Spring or Summer terms of 1910. All the others enrolled in the Autumn term.

Age on Entry: Pupils entering Form 1 were generally aged 12+ in the early days of the school. There was no Form 2 and the four-year course to School Certificate concluded in Form 5.
In 1910, the school recruited pupils to higher Forms, as well as to Form 1, so for example, Gordon Arthur Lewis would have entered directly into a higher Form.
The order of pupils in the table is the order in which they were enrolled.

William Thomas and Edgar Vivers Teague died in WW1. Details are in the History/War Memorial section of this website.

Both these girls had to board in Trecynon owing to their homes being in Rhigos.

*Hirwain — as written in the records of this period.

 

Margaret Watts was for years the teacher of the infants’ class at Abernant Primary School. She was the sister of Sam Watts, who was a Headteacher at Hirwaun Boys’ School. She never married, and died in post at the end of the 1950s.

Elizabeth Dorothy Berry was a daughter of Richard Lewis Berry, a photographer, Aberdare Fire Brigade Captain, and town councillor. Her grandfather was the photographer Joseph Lendon Berry of The Globe Studios, who took his camera to various outdoor locations in Aberdare from 1880 until about 1900 when his son R.L.Berry took over the photography business.

Glynelen Protheroe married Herbert Lendon Berry who follows Glynelen in the enrolment list, H. Lendon Berry was a son of R.L.Berry. Their son is Brian L. Berry, who has an entry in the Former Pupils section of this website.

Mary Isobel Bromilow and her twin sister Dorothy Margaret were daughters of the medical practitioner Dr Tarcisius Bromilow of Bridge Road, Cwmbach.

Gwendoline Lewis, (1896–1992), was a daughter of John Lewis, the tailor of Lewis Street, Aberaman. Gwendoline married David Emrys Jones, (1896–1983) and together they ran Café Mona, after Emrys’s father, David Rees Jones, died in 1942. Gwen, Emrys and their daughter Marie continued with the very successful business until April 1961.
Gwen’s younger brother Bertie Lewis entered the Trecynon school in 1912, and became a tailor like his father. Bertie’s shop was at 12 Market St, Aberdare.

Elizabeth Morgan was the daughter of W.J.Morgan a farmer of Castell [Farm], Halt Rd, Rhigos.

Edith Mary Abbott was the daughter of the chauffeur at Fedwhir, Llwydcoed, then the home of the Edwards family who had been at Fedwhir since the mid-eighteenth century.

Lewis Henry Lewis was a relative of Jennie Williams, (née Lewis), the school secretary from around 1940 for the following forty years. She lived all her life in the same house as Lewis. The family ran a butcher's shop.

Gordon Arthur Lewis was the son of John Lewis the Licensed Victualler of the Queen’s Hotel, Canon St. The Queen’s Hotel later became the premises of Montague Burton, clothier.

Amongst the parental occupations of the 1910 intake, there were,
Baker 1, Blacksmith 1, Boot-Dealer 3, Butcher 3, Butcher’s Manager, Chauffeur, Clerks 3, Clothiers 2, Coal Merchant, Colliers 19, Colliery Engine driver, Colliery Engineer, Colliery Engineman, Colliery Fireman 2, Colliery Labourer, Colliery Manager, Colliery Overman, Commercial Travellers 2, Engine driver, Engineman, Farmer, Fireman, Fitter, Grocers 5, Grocer’s Manager, Haulier (Colliery), Head Teacher, House Decorator, Insurance Agent, Insurance Inspector, Insurance Superintendents 2, Ironmonger, Joiner, Labourer, Law Clerk, Licensed Victualler, Medical Practitioner, Mining Contractor, Minister of Gospel, Newsagent, Professor of Music, Publican, Railway Guard, Repairer Colliery, School Attendance Officer, Schoolteacher, Smith, Superintendent of School, Tailor, Timberman, Widow, No occupation and Widows: 11.