Labels from breweries you’ve never heard of: #19

The Cwmtillery Brewery, Abertillery was owned by James Chivers until 1895, when it was styled Chivers and Son. At one time it was known as the Fountain Brewery, Cymtylery. From 1910 the brewery was operated by Chivers Brothers, but in 1913 it closed and was demolished.

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  • Onno Kleefkens

    It is Cwmtylery, the valley of the Tilery. A remarkable anecdote: Tom Woodward (later famous as Tom Jones) was the frontman in 1963 for Tommy Scott and the Senators, a Welsh beat group. The group played gigs at dance halls and working men’s clubs in South Wales. One night at the Top Hat in Cwmtillery, Jones was spotted by Gordon Mills, a London-based manager who also originally hailed from South Wales. Mills became Jones’s manager, took the young singer to London, and also renamed him “Tom Jones”.
    The village was a mining village, black by face now very green as the coal mines and breweries are gone..

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