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Pontypool Free Press & Herald of the Hills, 1869

SATURDAY, JUNE 12 1869. Page 1.


FIRE AT GLASCOED. On Wednesday, a fire broke out at the Upper Farm, Glascoed, inhabited by Widow Lewis. It seems to have been occasioned by a child lighting some straw in the fold, and to have caught the roof of a shed. The shed was quickly burned down; an adjacent barn, which was luckily empty, was reduced to four blackened walls; and the pine end of the dwelling house also caught. A number of neighbours arrived and directed their efforts to the preservation of the house. In this they succeeded, after some of the roof had been destroyed.

Webmaster’s NOTE: This was Catherine Lewis (nee Harris), widow of Job Lewis.