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If you want to discover more about the history of Blaenavon town centre, check out The Blaenavon Townscape Story.
If you fancy doing some research yourself, why not browse through some local newspapers?
To view Tithe Maps of the area from the 1840s and compare them with later maps of the area, visit https://places.library.wales/
Historic trade directories give some idea of the diverse range of businesses in Blaenavon in 19th and 20th centuries. These can be viewed at the following links:
The Blaenavon Community Museum, based in the historic Workmen’s Hall, is a great place to find out more about the town centre, local chapels, friendly societies and the town’s musical heritage. The museum also holds historical records that can help you delve deeper into the town’s past.
Gwent Archives located in Ebbw Vales holds many documents and maps relating to Blaenavon. To find out more, please visit www.gwentarchives.gov.uk
An index of archival material can be found at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk
There are also walks leaflets which give tours of Blaenavon Town Centre. These are available for free from Blaenavon World Heritage Centre or can be downloaded here.
The Blaenavon Digital Passport app contains a e-trail around the town centre, guided by ‘Lewis Browning’, a miner and local historian who lived in Blaenavon in Victorian times.