Author Topic: Victoria quoits club  (Read 225 times)

Offline mulberryhouse40

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Victoria quoits club
« on: Thursday 07 June 18 11:55 BST (UK) »
Just wondering if anyone knows anything about Victoria Quoits Club in Bedwellty  circa 1900. In particular Thomas Morgan. Thomas was involved in creating Ebbw Vale as an urban community and was previously a member of the old local board. He was also a member of the Bedwellty Board of guardians.  Any information about Thomas and his work and family would be gratefully received.

Thanks

Gill

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Winslass

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 88
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Victoria quoits club
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 14:28 BST (UK) »

   Here's a link to a group photo re: the Quoits Club, taken in 1898.

   It's difficult to read the names of the people, but I can see that there's a John Morgan on there (but
   in Wales, that's pretty inevitable :-)

 
   http://cwm-waunlwyd.gwentheritage.org.uk/content/catalogue_item/cwm-quoits-club-1898

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Winslass

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 88
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Victoria quoits club
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 14:38 BST (UK) »
 Here's picture of the Quoits Ground taken in 1950, so much later than your enquiry, but it will give you an idea of what it may have looked like.  Obviously it may not have been in the same place in 1900.

  http://cwm-waunlwyd.gwentheritage.org.uk/content/catalogue_item/park-hotel-quoit-groundwaunlwyd

Offline Winslass

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 88
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Victoria quoits club
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 14:46 BST (UK) »

  Just a thought - you may be able to learn more about Thomas Morgan via the website below:

      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/a?_ref=218

Offline Winslass

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 88
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Victoria quoits club
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 14:55 BST (UK) »
   Just found another photo of the Quoits Team in 1912:

   http://cwm-waunlwyd.gwentheritage.org.uk/content/catalogue_item/wales-quoits-team-1912

Offline mulberryhouse40

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Victoria quoits club
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 June 18 09:48 BST (UK) »
Thank you all so much. I never realised how popular it was

Gill