Brynmawr and

District Museum

Looking back into the past since 2003

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PERMANENT EXHIBITS TWO

Nick Carter (1st Floor Display Cabinet)

Saxon & Co (1st Floor Display Cabinet)

Display Cabinets (1st Floor)

Miscellaneous Framed Photos

Photo 1 -The textile of the Chicago Eisteddfod has been researched by Dilys Rana, who has written a book on the Welsh in Chicago.  She has mentioned the textile in the book (we have a copy of the book).  The textile shows "Dyfed" the winner of the Bardic Chair and the Chair itself which she thinks is in the National Museum.  The principal harpist was John Thomas (Queen Victoria's harpist) the solists for the concerts were Mary Davies and Ben Davies.  Bessie Evans won the first prize in the Contralto Solo Competition  and she is listed as coming from Builth, S. Wales.     Tom Stephens was the Director of the Rhondda Glee Society and his choir won first prize.  Also shown on the textile is the mother of Ivor Novello.  

Photo 01 - holds items exclusively of Brynmawr memorabilia.

Picture 02 - is a display of chapel china from Brynmawr, Nantyglo and Beaufort.  Also displayed are artifacts from local chapels.

Photos 3 and 4 - Views of a medical cabinet

These photos do not appear in the Museum display, but provide additional information about Nick Carter's garage.

Saxon &  Co was a Botanical Brewery in Chapel Street, Brynmawr.

These photos do not appear in the Museum display, but provide additional information about Saxon & Co

Nick Carter was an army motorcyclist and was famous as a racing motorcyclist, he owned  Hilltop Garage on King Street, Brynmawr near Beaufort Hill.

The garage exists today as  a 'Nisa Local' Store and filling  station.

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Mrs L.R  Tucker MBE (Ground  Floor)

Mrs Tucker was awarded the MBE for services to the Community