The photographs below appear in pairs; the first photograph from the past and the second photograph from the present.

 

'Then and Now'.....

 


The interior of St Luke's Church, before it fell into disrepair  © TBA

 

A photograph of the same area in 2013; amazingly, the church is still structurally very sound, despite the years of neglect   © Dory Buck   

 



Pantyresk Level Crossing, 1989 © TBA

 

The site of Pantyresk Crossing, 2013   © Dory Buck


 

Looking down Newbridge High Street towards the Con Club and Memo, circa 1935
(Postcard courtesy of Kelvin Thorne)



 

Looking down Newbridge High Street towards the Con Club and Memo, June 2013   © Dory Buck

   



Abercarn Council Offices, 1977  © Dory Buck


The redeveloped site of Abercarn Council Offices, June 2103  © Dory Buck


 

Train leaving the South Celynen Colliery, April 1980  © Gerald T Robinson


 

The same stretch of line today; houses where the South Celynen had been, June 2013






The Bank on the corner of Ebbw View Terrace and High Street. 






In 2013 there was still an HSBC Bank on the corner, but by October 2013 it was closed and gone forever.....  © Dory Buck

 

 

Newbridge from the Top Park, 1977.  © Dory Buck


 

Newbridge from the Top Park, 30th December 2013. In 36 years, the trees have grown and now restrict a previously open view, even in winter. The by-pass viaduct is an obvious change.  © Dory Buck