Inns and Public Houses


Aberafan and its surounding districts had a colourful mix of Inns and Public Houses, in 1858 this was a young but well established industrial town, thirsty Tinplate workers, Dockers, Seamen, Miners, and other workers too diverse to list had to be catered for, the following is a sample of these Inns and Public Houses that where within the boundaries of the ancient borough of Aberafan, that is the North West side of the River. There were many more, these in Margam, Tiabach, Baglan, Pontrhydyfen, and the upper Afan valley, these are not included in the following list

(1) The Angel Inn, Landlady Ann J. David, Westgate
(2) The Bear, Landlord Thomas Jones, High steet
(3) The British Lion, Landlady Catherine Jones, Pwllygwlaw
(4) The Castle, Landlord Thomas Jones, Water street
(5) The Globe, Landlord Robert Savours, High street
(6) The Griffin, Landlady Hannah Morley, Aberafan
(7) The Ivorites Hall, Landlord Thomas Shaw, Duck street
(8) Spirit Vaults Castle , Landlord Lewis P. Sutton, High street
(9) Colliers' Arms, Landlord David Griffiths, Pwllygwlaw
(10) Crown, Landlady Catherine Longdon, Water Street Aberafan
(11) Glan-y-wern, Landlady Margaret Hughes, Duck street
(12) The Jersey Arms, Landlord Richard Hopkins, Cwmavon
(13) The New Inn, Landlady Joan Davies, Cwmafan
(14) Packet House, Landlord John Bamford, Water street
(15) Prince of Wales, Landlord William Williams, Church street
(16) The Railway Tavern,Landlord James W. Rogers,
Water street
(17) The Ship Inn, Landlord Jenkin Thomas, Old tram road
(18) The Star, landlady Mary Jenkins, Aberafan
(19) The Victoria, landlord William Jenkins, High street
(20) The Walnut Tree Inn, (commercial), Landlord John Jones, Aberafan
(21) White Horse, landlady Jane Elkington, Pwllygwlaw

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