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imageAnd the site of the station is now my doctors surgery!

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I just checked, and he abdicated that December...it's a nice photo, many people with him clearly at the center.

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I must do some research on why he was here..I never knew he had been.

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So I found this

https://outoftheblueartifacts.com/king-edward-viii-at-abertillery/


It was Thursday November 19th at the start of the second day of a two day tour.

Llantarnum is the relevant reference......a district of the New Town now but a large village in its own right in 1936

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Did they move the station?

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I feel a railway post coming on.

The line that station was on closed to passengers in 1964 and to freight in the eighties.Most of it’s route is now a road .You would never know there had been a station where my doctors is.

The other line also lost it’s stations in 1964 but remained open.But my town went from five stations to none.

A new Cwmbran Station ,on the other line ,opened in 1986.And has frequent services to West Wales,Manchester and North Wales.

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One of the stations we lost.


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Thank you for sharing!

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:D.....

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