My name is Hugh Stott, and I am from Chicago, IL, US. My interest lies with my great-grandfather Samuel Stott, from Pontycymmer. He is listed in the 1891 census as living at 7 Pant st. And also in the 1901 census as living on Forchwen Farm. I've tried calling the listing for the Farm, but no answer.
Can anyone lend further information about the possibility of him being a founder of the Pontycymmer Cooperative store, or perhaps a the Thomas sisters who were dressmakers (costumers) in town. Those sisters,Mary and Ann married my grandfather and his brother in a double ring ceremony on 1906.
I would like to visit the Valley this some and would like some direction as to where to begin.
Hi, my father Douglas Thomas, his twin brother Alan and my grand parents were from upper Adare street pontycymmer. He also had a small blacksmith shop many many years ago further up the valley, making wrought iron products I have photos I want to add to the site. how do I go about it.