THE OGMORE VALLEY

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Craigrhiwglyn Board School

Other Schools

The first School at Aber, then named Craigrhiwglyn Board School, was built by Miss S. A. Blandy in 1872 using her own money, though as a Colliery tied School, the miners of Aber Collieries contibuted 2d in the £ from their earnings to help fund the School. Miss Blandy paid £300-£400 to have the school built and the foundation stone was laid by Miss Blandy on August 8th 1872. She was presented with a silver trowel and mallet by Mr David Vaughan, of Aber House, agent of Aber Collieries who was also head of the management committee. The School was taken over on the formtion of the Llandyfodwg School Board when Mrs Blandy-Jenkins was re-paid the money she had spent building the school. The last chairman of the Management Committee was Mr William Lewis of No.1 High Street, Ogmore Vale. In 1909 the infants School was built and in 1912 a Girls School was added. In 1952 the Boys School was closed, later becoming a youth centre until the building was demolished in 2004 and houses built on the site. The infants and Girls Schools continued to be used until the brand new Ogmore Vale Primary School was opened in September 2003.

 Name School From To CommentsSource
William ThomasCraigrhiwglyn1872??Resigned to act as Publishers AgentMr David Vaughan 1922
James JonesCraigrhiwglyn????There were two Schools on Craigrhiwglyn SiteSchool Admission Register
William PeasantCraigrhiwglyn??31 Dec 1885School Admission Register
William LewisCraigrhiwglyn01 Jan 188631 May 1895School Admission Register
Daffyd Ceredig WilliamsCraigrhiwglyn, Aber Boys01 Jun 189531-Mar-30Rebuilt School (Foundation Stone laid by Miss Blandy-Jenkins in 1876), named “Aber” c.1900School Admission Register
William JonesAber Boys01-Apr-30??Aelfryn Evans
David John HarrisAber Boys??1952Transferred to Tynewydd Boys (Caedu) when Aber Boys closed in 1952Aelfryn Evans

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