Machen Remembered

Machen Remembered is a well established group from the South East of Caerphilly. They have been very active in chronicling and archiving the history of the villages of Machen, Lower Machen and Draethen and the surrounding areas. They had previously created books and DVDs of their collection, and also put on displays at local schools and libraries. They have been looking for a way of making sure that their impressive collection is preserved for future generations and is seen by a wider audience. CAW has been an excellent means of engaging residents who had never used a computer previously. Machen has a diverse history as an area. The village contains a very large quarry and in the very early era of industrialisation was a centre of the metal industry in South Wales with tin and chain works alongside the River Rumney. The GWR had engine sheds in the area before the railway was removed.

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Machen Harlequins RFC

Machen Harlequins RFC

Machen Harlequins RFC
During 1947, Machen Harlequins was formed as a separate club to encourage the participation in rugby of younger players.At some time it adopted the name of Machen Juniors,this was to ensure that it was not connected with the older Machen Rugby Club.[There was a reason for this but now lost in the depths of time]It must be made clear here that there was always a very good relationship between the two clubs.Here also it must be noted that when-ever any of the players wanted to go to a rugby International in Cardiff Arms Park they only had to go and ask John[Shon]Davies,the secretary of the older Machen club in person for a ticket and they could always be sure of a ticket.Shon will be remembered by many. Many years later it merged with the Machen RFC. Back row:Owen Jenkins, Richard Rees, Jim Bedford, Denis Price, Tudor Morgan, Richard Williams, David whittingham, Bayliss Davies, Keith Price, Trevor Williams, Wally Williams. Middle row:David Brown, Cecil Rees, Peter Davey, Bev Whittingham (Capt), Tony Willia

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id 2988-Draethen Village, Machen.

Draethen Village, Machen.A photo added by Machen Remembered

A good view of the hamlet of Draethen. Note the much smaller quarry i...

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id 2360-Old Cottage.

Old Cottage.A photo added by Machen Remembered

Popularly known as "The Run", this bridleway/footpath was once the sit...

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id 2359-Relics of the dram road,

Relics of the dram road, A photo added by Machen Remembered

Stone sleepers, with some metal remains too, are all the visible signs...

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id 2376-Road workers

Road workersA photo added by Machen Remembered

A group of workmen engaged in lowering the road at Lower Machen in 193...

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id 2991-Horton Family Band, Machen

Horton Family Band, MachenA photo added by Machen Remembered

William Horton, Albert Horton, Ernest Horton, Mary Jane Horton, Willia...

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id 4319-A view from the mountain

A view from the mountainA photo added by Machen Remembered

Early Council house building after the 39/45 war. The Pre-fabs.These w...

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id 3733-Machen holiday-makers on the beach at Tenby, 1965

Machen holiday-makers on the beach at Tenby, 1965A photo added by Machen Remembered

An eco-friendly holiday, the Spargo and Billington familes at Tenby....

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id 2986-Machen Post Office, late 1920's

Machen Post Office, late 1920'sA photo added by Machen Remembered

The former post office in its original state.The petrol pump was opera...

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id 3059-Adullam Cottages, Wyndham Street.

Adullam Cottages, Wyndham Street.A photo added by Machen Remembered

Cottages owned by Adullam Chapel, which, like the chapel , have been d...

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id 3005-Machen Board School Certificate 1884

Machen Board School Certificate 1884A photo added by Machen Remembered

A self-explanatory photgraph of a certificate awarded in 1884 to a pup...

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