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  Louis Gustave Mouchel
He came to Briton Ferry in 1876 at the age of 24 and lived in the town for nearly thirty years until the expansion of his consultancy work necessitated his moving to London.
Before 1876 Briton Ferry was a small but rapidly growing industrial town, which, being ideally situated at the mouth of the River Neath, served as a focal point for the export of coal which was transported by canal and railway from the many coal mines in the area.
Briton Ferry dock, opened in 1861 and the extent and growth of coal trade in the area meant that by 1870 it annually served over 2,300 ships.
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Formed in 1925 and members of the Welsh League since the early 1930s, Briton Ferry Athletic Football Club was one of the founder members of the Welsh League National Division in 1983.
For a long time during the 1991/92 season, Briton Ferry led the pack and it was not until the early Spring that they were overtaken in the Welsh League title race by the eventual champions, Abergavenny Thursdays.
Despite the disappointment of finishing second, Ferry were the League’s leading goalscorers and it was anticipated that the Old Road side would be a force in the new League of Wales.
www.welshleague.bravepages.com /brifer.html   (993 words)

 November 2004
Briton Ferry went on the rampage in the first division and won the derby clash against Neath 5-0.
Briton Ferry are keen to hang on to the trophy they won against the odds last season.
Briton Ferry, who are going along nicely in ninth place, have declared an unchanged squad for their clash with Caerleon at Old Road.
www.welshleague.org.uk /toppage1.htm   (11785 words)

 Press Releases - Briton Ferry Sculpture - 2001-08-22
Briton Ferry is set to have its own unique landmark.
Four professional artists have been chosen to put their work on display at an exhibition in Briton Ferry to be held next week (30th - 31st August).
The artists scale models will be on show for the public to see and officers from the council will be at the exhibition to deal with any enquiries that the public may have about the project.
www.neath-porttalbot.gov.uk /pressreleases/pressrelease.cfm?id=1375   (570 words)

 GENUKI: Transcript of Neath, from Slaters Commercial Directory 1858-9
The termination of the canal is by a sea-lock and basin, on the eastern side of Swansea harbour, known as East Pier.
BRITON FERRY is a parish and village, the latter about town miles and a half south from Neath, situated on the western bank of the Neath, near the margin of Swansea Bay; and is the place of shipment for coals raised in the neighbourhood - more than 200,000 tons shipped annually.
The Briton Ferry iron works are of great magnitude, and afford employment to a vast number of hands.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/wal/GLA/Neath/slaters.1858.html   (2675 words)

 NEATH - LoveToKnow Article on NEATH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In the neighborhood there are numerous large collieries, and coal is shipped from wharves on the riverside, vessels of 300 or 400 tons being able to reach the quays at high tide.
The Neath Canal, from the upper part of the Vale of Neath to Briton Ferry (13 m-) passes through the town, which is also connected with Swansea by another canal.
There is a large export trade in coal, copper, iron and tin, mostly shipped from nieghbouring ports, while the principal imports are timber and general merchandise.
www.87.1911encyclopedia.org /N/NE/NEATH.htm   (507 words)

 ELWa - Its Tops in Scaffolding for Briton Ferry Company who Believe that Learning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A Briton Ferry based scaffolding company, which takes on the tallest and toughest assignments in scaffolding has been awarded Britain’s top people award.
Thomson and Thomas, a firm of scaffolders, based in Shelone Road, Briton Ferry, is the first scaffolding company to achieve Investors in People in the UK – proving that learning really does work.
The company, like the town of Briton Ferry has a proud record of achievement over the past years, " he added.
www.elwa.org.uk /elwaweb/elwa.aspx?pageid=1320&tx=y   (306 words)

 Internet Archive: Details: Briton Ferry 1888 To 1893 - Excerpts From A Parish Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1997 the then vicar in Briton Ferry, Father Irving Hamer, discovered a very old collection of bound parish magazines for Briton Ferry in the vicarage.
The book is made up of editorials by the Rev, Lewis, letters from parishioners, and articles from various contributors - giving an interesting glimpse at the social history of a small Welsh village in Victorian times - a history recorded by the people of the village themselves.
For those of you who have never heard of the town of Briton Ferry let me tell you that it lies between Swansea and Port Talbot in South Wales (a short distance from both centres).The background music used in this production is composed by me and entitled "Born Is The King Of Kings"- David Fellows
www.archive.org /details-db.php?mediatype=Sound&identifier=DavidfellowsBritonFerry1888To1893ExcerptsFromAParishMagazine_0   (275 words)

 Genealogy.com: The Samuel J.O. Griffiths' of Briton Ferry, Neath, Wales.
Genealogy.com: The Samuel J.O. Griffiths' of Briton Ferry, Neath, Wales.
The Samuel J.O. Griffiths' of Briton Ferry, Neath, Wales.
This may have been during the 17th Century.Briton Ferry was a sea cargo port at one time.
www.genealogy.com /genealogy/users/d/a/v/Karen-Davies   (119 words)

 BRITON-FERRY - LoveToKnow Article on BRITON-FERRY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Steel and tinpiates are manufactured here on a large scale.
The name La Brittone was given by the Norman settlers of the 12th century to its ferry across the estuary of the Neath (where Archbishop Baldwin and Giraldus crossed in 1188, and which is still used), but the Welsh name of the town from at least the 16th century has been Llansawel.
Bretagne), known as Armorica (qv.) until the influx of Celts from Britain, an ancient province and duchy of France, consisting of the north-west peninsula, and nearly corresponding to the departments of Finistre, Ctes-duNord, Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine and Lower Loire.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BR/BRITON_FERRY.htm   (1576 words)

 Wales 1995/96
Briton Ferry 3-1 (100) Wednesday, 20th March, 1996.
Briton Ferry 2-2 (95) Tuesday, 26th March, 1996.
Briton Ferry 2-1 Tuesday, 2nd April, 1996 Newtown v.
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 South Wales Mineral Railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
MacDermot states that the SWMR was closed between Briton Ferry and Tonmawr Junction on 31st May 1910, traffic being diverted at the latter point on to the Port Talbot Railway.
Between Briton Ferry and Incline Top is an incline of about 1 in 10.
The gradients are not severe for this class of line, the steepest being 1 in 70, and the trains are not as a rule very heavy.
www.hows.org.uk /personal/rail/incline/gly.htm   (349 words)

 BBC - South West Wales - travel - Ferries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ferries regularly embark and dock at the ports of Fishguard, Pembroke Dock, and Swansea.
Operates a ferry service between Fishguard and Rosslare.
Runs a ferry leaving Swansea at around 9pm and arriving in Ringaskiddy, Cork at approximately 7am.
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 Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales): Dock town's Brunel hope; Briton Ferry hope to honour the engineer with a museum at the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales): Dock town's Brunel hope; Briton Ferry hope to honour the engineer with a museum at the heart of its regeneration plan.(News)@ HighBeam Research
It will be built at Briton Ferry in recognition of Brunel - the 19th-century genius behind the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Cardiff Docks and the Great Western Railway network linking Wales to London - and his historic work in the area.
And it will form part of ambitious proposals to regenerate the old Brunel dock, considered by many to be as unique as the man himself and as one of the jewels of the Industrial Revolution.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:111703243&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (246 words)

 Pontardawe Town  Players Pen Pictures
Signed in the pre-season, Mark is the son of former Bristol Rovers and Swansea midfielder Gary.
Second spell at Pontardawe, previously with Briton Ferry, Skewen, and Caerau.
A prolific goalscorer in the Welsh League, the former male model has previously played for Briton Ferry, Maesteg, and Morriston.
pontardawe_fc.tripod.com /pontardawe_town__players_pen_pic.html   (335 words)

 THE VILLAGE ARE STAYING UP!!! || Garden Village AFC - The Official website of Garden Village AFC. News and Message ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Again we are in a do or die situation, a win at Briton Ferry would lift us out of the relegation zone, hopefully until the end of the season.
Travelling to face 7th placed Ferry is not going to be an easy task, just as we were shown this time last year when both sides met at the top of Division 2.
Bob Lloyd will also be looking to show up Briton Ferry after they declined to release highly-rated forward David Lenahan so he could join the Village a few weeks ago.
www.sportnetwork.net /main/s221/st24414.htm   (464 words)

 BBC - WW2 People's War - Schoolboy Memories: In Briton Ferry, Neath - A2540963
This is a memoir written by Mr.Brandon Jewell and typed by Annette Jones of Neath Port Talbot Libraries and submitted with his permission.
During the War my family lived at Glanymor Street, Bynhyfryd, Briton Ferry which is situated on a hill where we had a vantagepoint to see the bombing etc., during the war.
While at Brynhyfryd Primary School, Briton Ferry the pupils were able to watch
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A2540963   (389 words)

 M4 motorway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Junction 42: A483 Swansea and ferry, A48 Briton Ferry.
In the westbound direction, 41 is indicated as a spur leading to the roundabout in Briton Ferry formerly known as 41A, and the original bridge over the River Neath, which would allow access onto the stretch of the M4 from junction 43 westward.
In the eastbound direction, 41 is indicated as an exit-only route to the A48 towards Port Talbot.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/M/M4-motorway.htm   (640 words)

 CPD Ton Pentre AFC - TonPentreAFC.com - Rhondda's Premier Soccer team
It is alleged Richards was headbutted in an incident as he was walking towards the dressing rooms with his Briton Ferry opposite number Steve Price at the interval.
As Briton Ferry proved on March 2 they are a tough team to beat and could very well throw Ton Pentre's championship hopes off balance.
Ton play Briton Ferry (who lost 3-1 at home to Ely Rangers last Saturday) on Wednesday evening at Ynys Park, but whatever the result in that match Saturday should provide an exhilarating prospect when Ton play host to Grange Quins.
www.tonpentreafc.com /week.html   (5730 words)

 Splut Search Result: briton
Information on Britons on death row worldwide, on the death penalty in the Caribbean and in the USA.
- Only one out of every 50 Britons think banning or curtailing hunting with dogs should be a government priority, a poll of 1,000 people suggests.
- Situated on the A474 at Briton Ferry.
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 Archives Network Wales - Place Name search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Letter books of Thomas Nichols containing his monthly report as manager of Briton Ferry Copper Works, with stock and costings lists, together with correspondence on various matters and family affairs and personal finances 1890-1910.
Briton Ferry estate papers including title deeds, 1679-1954; rentals, 1823-1960; accounts, 1822-1937; lease books, 1813-1853; register of sales, 1915-1951; correspondence, 1769-1866, 1891-1952; wills and related papers, 1783-1837; legal papers, 1851-1895; estate plans and surveys, 1776-1913; other p...
Title deeds of the Gnoll estate lying mainly in the parishes of Aberavon, Baglan, Llangynwyn, Llantwit-juxta-Neath and Neath, 1606-1913; manorial records relating to the manors of Avon, Avon Wallia, Tir Iarll, Neath, Neath Citra and Britton, Neath Ultra and Cilybebyll, 1726-1876; plans, 1741-1882; r...
www.archivesnetworkwales.info /cgi-bin/anw/name_search?id=377&acc_type=4   (249 words)

 Descendants of Evan Thomas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1851, a laborer, living at London Road, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, with his wife Elizabeth, their children Augustus and Evan, and a visitor (Jabez THOMAS, laborer, b.
In 1881, an iron works laborer, living at 8 Church Place, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, with his wife Esther and children Owen, Robert, Mary Ann, Evan, and Griffith.
1863 at Briton Ferry, living with her parents.
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 Old NEath in Pictures Vol. 2
Briton Ferry Docks early in the [20th] century
Officials and Executive Committee of the Independent Labour Party, Briton Ferry Branch, Jan 1 1925.
Briton Ferry Choral Society win the mixed choir competition at the National Eisteddfod.
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 Briton Ferry Silver Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Briton Ferry Silver Band is based near Neath in South Wales, and is currently graded in the second section, both nationally and locally.
The band is currently enjoying one of the most successful periods in its history.
We are available for bookings, and are always keen to discuss your requirements.
www.britonferryband.org.uk   (184 words)

 An excerpt from the Briton Ferry Book
Many people say when asked to attend cookery classes, "I can cook all I have to cook well enough," but they forget that the less there is to cook the more important it is to cook it nicely, and make it go as far as possible.
Another will stew the worse end of a neck of mutton with nice vegetables and make it into a delicious dinner for a whole family.
Again, the various forms of indigestion which cause so much illness and suffering in Briton Ferry are entirely due to badly cooked and unwholesome food.
www.fortunecity.co.uk /southbank/byzantium/495/page3.html   (430 words)

 ITWALES.COM - Broadband comes to Neath Port Talbot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Several exchanges in the Neath Port Talbot area of South Wales will be broadband-enabled by January 2004.
Briton Ferry and Glynneath will be enabled on 19 December, followed by Skewen on 7 January.
The communities of Cymmer, Crynant, Seven Sisters and Resolven are next on the list to receive broadband Internet access.
www.itwales.com /998980.htm   (460 words)

 eBay.co.uk - briton, Building Materials Supplies, DIY Materials Tools, Safety Security items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Briton 2000E Size 2 Stainless Steel Door Closer 
Briton 2000 Over Head Door Closer Brand New In Box 
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 VILLAGE MOVE INTO SAFETY ZONE!! || Garden Village AFC - The Official website of Garden Village AFC. News and Message ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A win at 7th placed Briton Ferry would move us above Ely and Penrhiwceiber, and into the safety zone.
The Village moved out of the relegation zone with a well earned 2-1 victory over big-boys Briton Ferry at their Old Road ground.
A second half strike from youngster Lee Waite and a penalty from Dean Cooze were enough to help the Village to victory.
www.sportnetwork.net /main/s221/st24477.htm   (220 words)

 Register of members at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Briton Ferry, 1863-1893 [image 2 of 5] :: Gathering the Jewels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Register of members at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Briton Ferry, 1863-1893 [image 2 of 5] :: Gathering the Jewels
Register of members at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Briton Ferry, 1863-1893 [image 2 of 5]
Jerusalem Baptist Church, Briton Ferry, register of members, 1863-1893, frontispiece [image 1 of 5]
www.gtj.org.uk /en/item6/2549   (176 words)

 New entry 5 February 2000
I think the jib was cut off before she left the Tees, Our intention was to scrap the unit but we were contracted to remove the partially cut down wreck of the PANDO SOUND that was blocking the river at Briton Ferry.
After that the old unit was scrapped at Briton Ferry.
The WSS book PandO - A FLEET HISTORY confirms that on 13.2.1974 the PANDO SOUND (8782/54, ex Bendigo-68) having been delivered to Briton Ferry in May 1972 and where partial demolition commenced mid-September 1973, was blown broadside across the River Neath.
www.teesships.freeuk.com /2tfc.htm   (644 words)

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