Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

Published Examination Results

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CWB Examination Results, 1904

County School, Aberdare.

This school has again been very successful in the Central Welsh Board examinations, 53 certificates having been gained. Of these, the large number of seven are honours certificates won by Lillian L. John, May John, Gaynor R. Jones, Jonathan Jones, Aenid Picton, D. E. Price and T.J. Williams. Twelve pupils have been awarded senior certificates; viz., Hettie Davies, Blodwen Edwards, Morley Griffiths, Lewis Jacobs, J.D. Jones, Lizzie Jones, W.J. Jones, W.S. Levinson, David Roderick, J.W. Rowland, May Shipton, May Williams. Thirty four junior certificates have been secured by Annie S. Davies, Daniel Davies, D.R. Davies, Edwin Edwards, Nancy Edwards, Mary Ceinwen Evans, May Evans, T. Arnold Evans, Ellie Gregory, Ezer Griffiths, Chrissie Havard, Edith Howells, Gwen Hughes, Blodwen Isaac, Lizzie H. Jenkins, Sarah J. Jenkins Anneta John, Margaret M. John, Gwladys Jones, J. Trevor Jones, Mary Jones, P.B. Jones, Reggie Jones, W.T. Jones, T.J. Morgan, Lizzie Parfitt, Nellie Phillips, Sarah Jane Powell, Mildred Pratt, D.O. Roberts, Sidney Vincent, Ethel Watkins, W.T. White and Trevor Williams.


In the honours certificates section, information about Lillian John can be found in the notes of the 1902 results;
Gaynor R. Jones was the daughter of Rev. Owen Jones, a Congregationalist minister of Mountain Ash
Jonathan Jones lived in High St, Aberdare
Aenid Picton was the son of Simon Picton an accountant of Ivy Green, Hirwaun. Aenid has an article in the August 1906 edition of The Aberdarian.
David Edgar Price was another of the pupils who travelled from Mountain Ash.
T.J. Williams came from Gwawr St, Aberaman.

In the senior certificates section:
Hettie Davies lived in The Gadlys Arms, Robertstown.
Blodwen Edwards came from Llety Ifor, Mountain Ash.
Morley Griffith’s father was John Griffiths, headmaster of Park Board School.
Lewis Jacobs was the son of Morris Jacobs the shopkeeper of Cardiff Street.
John Daniel Jones was the son of a shoemaker of Aberaman.
Lizzie Jones came from Bute Tce, Hirwaun.
W.J. Jones was the son of Gomer Jones, HMI of Schools from Merthyr Tydfil.
David Roderick was the son of Aberdare architect Thomas Roderick of Clifton St.
J.W. Rowland lived at Rock Villa, Mountain Ash.
May Shipton was one of three pupils from her family to attend the school. She came from Penrhiwceiber.
May Williams lived in Victoria Tce, Aberaman.
William Samuel Levinson was the son of Lewis Levinson a furniture dealer of Commercial Street, Mountain Ash.
May Williams, a 1906 leaver, was almost certainly the first pupil to enter an ‘Oxbridge’ College from the School. May lived in Victoria Terrace, Aberaman and was aged 19 years when she left school.

In the Junior Certificates, Nancy Edwards of Cwmdare Post Office, later married D.O. Roberts of Llwydcoed;
Ezer Griffiths became a well-known physicist and gained the accolade of Fellow of the Royal Society, FRS;
Both D.O. Roberts and Ezer Griffiths have entries in the Former Pupil section of this website;

Annie Sophia Davies lived in Victoria St., Cwmbach
Daniel Davies lived in Penbryn Cottage, Cwmbach
Daniel Rees Davies lived in Moriah Place, Llwydcoed
Edwin Edwards came from The Gnol, Rhigos
Mary Ceinwen Evans lived in the High St, Hirwaun
Thomas Arnold Evans lived in Ffrwd Villa, Mountain Ash
Ellie Gregory lived in Bailey St, Mountain Ash
Chrissie Havard lived in Hawthorne Tce, Aberaman
Edith Howells was a member of the Howells family of Maesgwyn, Cwmdare
Gwen Hughes was the daughter of a colliery manager and lived in Ivy Cottage, Abernant
Blodwen Isaac lived in Bryngolau, Mountain Ash
Lizzie Jenkins came from Cemetery Road
Sarah J. Jenkins lived near the school in Glan Road
Anneta John lived at Cliff Cottage, Mountain Ash
Mary John came from Bell St, Trecynon
Gwladys Jones was the daughter of a County Court clerk of Iscoed, Abernant Road
J. Trevor Jones was the son of a Master Mariner from Penywaun
Mary Jones was the daughter of a weaver of High St, Aberdare
Philip Basil Jones was the son of a clergyman living at St Fagan’s Vicarage
Reggie Jones was the son of Gomer Jones, HMI, of Merthyr Tydfil
W.T. Jones was the son of a boot manufacturer of Aberaman
T.J. Morgan was the son of an auctioneer of Whitcombe St
Elizabeth Parfitt was the daughter of a collier from Mountain Ash. After leaving school she spent a year at Aberystwyth and then transferred to Girton College, Cambridge
Nellie Phillips was the daughter of a confectioner of Nith St
Sarah Jane Powell came from Miskin Cottages, Mountain Ash
Mildred Pratt was the daughter of a Mountain Ash schoolmistress
Sidney Vincent was the son of a butcher of Victoria Square
Ethel Watkins came from Lyndhurst St, Mountain Ash
William Thomas White was the son of a colliery manager and lived in Clifton Crescent, Aberaman
Trevor Williams was the son of Lewis Noah Williams of Caecoed, Aberdare. L.N. Williams was a very prominent citizen of the town, and was the Williams of E. Thomas & Williams, Cambrian Lampworks.