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Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

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Names of pupils who were in the 1911 Entry

from School Records

Name Age Address
Ellen Roberts
Elsie May Curtis
Samuel Abrahams
David James Davies
Morgan Rees Havard
Mary Annie Williams
Emrys Prosser
Elizabeth Algar
Annie Elizabeth Davies
Mary Ann Rowlands
Cyril John Chapman
Evan George Davies
Thomas John Evans
Ivor Penllwyn Evans
Edward John
William Roderick
George Ernest Bradford
Edward Evans
William Isaac Sarvis
Violet Mary Baldwin
Hilda Christmas
Eliza Ann Davies
Alice Evelyn George
Mary Hannah Jones
Hannah Mary Morgan
Elizabeth Edith Morgan
Sarah Maud Nicholas
Beatrice Elsie Norman
Blanche Elaine Paddock
Sarah May Parry
Jeannie May Price
Gwladys Richards
Mary Ceridwen Williams
Winifred Jane Williams
Esther Williams
Dora Wyke
Harold Bridge
Oswald Davies  †
James Charles Evans
Thomas William Griffiths
Ivor Idris Jones
Harold Keeves
Arthur Lionel Phillips
Idwal Rees
Alice Chapman
Gwladys Ellen Notton
Dagmar Railton
Margaret Richards
Gwladys Trigg
Trevor Percival Andrews
Harold Egbert Cox
Frederick Stanley Cleves
Heber Davies
Trevor Davies
Joshua Dalrymple
Cecil Raymond Escott
John Emlyn Evans
Rees Evans
Henry David Jenkins
Everett Griffith John
Joseph Jenkin Jones
Trevor Christmas Jones
Austin Reginald Morgan
Edward Thomas Pink
Conrad Charles Teague
Edgar Morris Thomas
Harold Stewart Tucker
William Trevor Vaughan
Arthur John Venables
Sidney Welch
Olwen Williams
Thomas Spencer Palmer
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Pentrebach, Llwydcoed
23, Broniestyn Terrace, Aberdare
19A, Seymour St, Aberdare
50, Brecon Road, Hirwain
Butchers Arms, , Pontwalby, Glynneath
17, Margaret St, Aberaman
3, Harriett St, Trecynon
23A, Lewis St, Aberaman
3, Prospect Place, Trecynon
35, Corner House St, Trecynon
Moss House, Abernant
2, Cledwyn Gardens, Trecynon
81, Gadlys Road, Aberdare
22, Trevor St, Aberdare
12, John St, Aberdare
Ashbrook House, Clifton St, Aberdare
17, Stuart St, Aberdare
15, Brynheulog Terr, Aberaman
31, Clifton St, Aberdare
19, Cromer St, Abercwmboi
35, Victoria Sq, Aberdare
54, Cwmaman Rd, Godreaman
24, Seymour St, Aberdare
46, Herbert St, Aberdare
Canal Head House, , Aberdare
77, Bwllfa Road, Cwmdare
18, Meirion St, Trecynon
168, Cardiff Rd, Aberaman
Park Commercial Hotel, Aberdare
124, Cardiff Rd, Aberaman
The Ivies, Trecynon
Bryn Villa, Glanville Terr, Mountain Ash
18, King St, Cwmdare
51, Tramway, Hirwain
26, College St, Aberdare
39, Canon St, Aberdare
16, Tudor Avenue, Aberdare
11, Spencer St, Cwmaman
3, Clifton St, Aberdare
12, Exhibition Row, Llwydcoed
Dynevor House, Monk St, Aberdare
2, Primrose Terr, Hirwain
1, Belmont Terrace, Aberaman
2, Spencer St, Cwmaman
Moss House, Abernant
5, Brondeg Terrace, Aberdare
35, George St, Aberaman
Brynderwen, Hirwain Rd, Hirwain
28, King St, Cwmdare
Corinthian Villa, Elm Grove, Aberdare
12, Miners Row, Llwydcoed
28, Brynheulog Terr, Aberaman
21, Glanant St, Aberdare
1, Tan-y-bryn St, Aberdare
Castle Inn, Cwmdare
4, Catherine St, Aberdare
30, Griffith St, Aberdare
7, Cynon Terrace, Hirwain
20, Dare Road, Cwmdare
Lodge Cottage, Penderyn Rd, Hirwain
42, Monk St, Aberdare
15, Cardiff St, Aberdare
30, Herbert St, Aberdare
8, Upper Regent St, Aberdare
3, Jenkin St, Aberdare
Godreaman House, Aberdare
Graig House, Aberdare
11a, Albert St, Aberdare
Brighton Emporium, Aberaman
21, Tudor Tce, Aberdare
23, Harriett St, Trecynon
7, Holford Terr, Cwmdare

† Oswald Trevor Davies was a WW1 casualty. He was the son of Rees and Rebecca Davies of 11, Spencer Street, Cwmaman. Oswald was killed on 8th February 1918, and was buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Notes

Spring term entry: The pupils Ellen Roberts, Elsie May Curtis, Samuel Abrahams, David James Davies, Morgan Rees Havard and Mary Annie Williams enrolled during January 1911. 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 1911, the school recruited pupils to higher Forms, as well as to Form 1, so for example, Morgan Rees Havard would have entered directly into a higher Form.
The order of pupils in the table is the order in which they were enrolled.

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

Annie Elizabeth Davies was the daughter of a ‘tin worker’. The Cynon Tin Plating works was situated at the bottom of Meirion Street adjacent to the level crossing leading to Robertstown.

Cyril and Alice Chapman of Moss House were children of the Aberdare postmaster.

William Roderick was a member of the large family of Thomas Roderick, the prominent local architect.

William Isaac Sarvis was the son of the well known family of drapers in Aberdare.

Alice George was a daughter of the well known undertaker F.D.E. George.

Trevor Percival Andrews was a son of Zachariah Andrews a theatrical manager in Aberdare. The theatre was the New Theatre, later renamed the Palladium, Canon Street. (This theatre was not the same as The New Empire Theatre; this was housed in the Constitutional Club buildings; ‘New’ because the old wooden Empire Theatre was destroyed by fire. It was situated where the Rock Swimming Baths was later built.)

Idwal Rees of Cwmaman became very well known in Aberdare. He was the first headteacher of the Wlsh school in Aberdare. He has an entry if the Former Pupils section of this website.

Gwladys Ellen Notton was the daughter of William Notton, a schoolteacher, who became headteacher at the Town Council (later Caradog) Primary School.

Cecil Raymond Escott of Catherine Street went on to UCW Aberystwyth. He made a career in the Royal Navy where he attained the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. He settled in the Weymouth area. He was the elder brother of another former pupil, Percy Escott, who concluded his teaching career at Caradog Primary School in Aberdare.

Edward Thomas Pink, (1899–1970), was the middle son, of three, of William George Pink, a┬ámaster decorator, but who is remembered as being one of the two firemen who were killed in the fire that destroyed Aberdare General Hospital, 27 September 1929. Edward followed in his father’s footsteps and became a master painter and decorator. He lived for most of his life in The Grove, in Aberdare.

 

Amongst the parental occupations of the 1911 intake, there were,
Accountants 2, Architect, Assistant Fireman, Assistant Overseer, Bookclerk, Boot-Repairer, Butchers 2, Butcher’s Manager, Carpenter, Cattle Salesman, Clothiers’ Manager, Coal Inspector, Coal Merchant, Colliers 14, Colliery Agent, Colliery Engineman, Colliery Fireman, Colliery Hitcher, Colliery Manager, Colliery Weigher, Colliry Haulier, Commision Agent, Congregational Minister, No occupatoin 2, Draper’s Assistant, Farmer & Publican, Foreman Mason, Grocer, Hotel Proprietor, House Decorator, Mackintosh maker, Masons 2, Master Decorator, Mechanic with Gas Co., Missionary, Newsagent, Platelayer, Postmasters 2, Printer & Stationer, Publican, Railway Engine-drivers 2, Railway Signalman, Roadman in Colliery, School-Masters 2, Station-Master, Tailor & Draper, Theatrical Manager, Time & Store keeper, Tin plate Rollerman, Tin worker, Undertaker, Warehouseman. No occupation : 2.