The Good and Bad
Pillgwenlly - commonly known as Pill - lies on the west bank of the river Usk south of Newport in Monmouthshire - now Gwent - in South Wales. It has become part of the borough of Newport.
The most famous structure in Pillgwenlly is the Transporter Bridge built in 1906.
It was to Pillgwenlly that the Browns and Parfitts from Pill in Somerset and the Stowells from Shipham also in Somerset travelled in the 19th century to find work in the rapidly expanding industrial area of South Wales.
To find out more, click on the following links.
A Partial History of Newport and Pillgwenlly
The Poor of Pillgwenlly
A Modern Picture of Pillgwenlly
The Browns of Somerset - Were they Rogues?
The Stowells from Shipham
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