A thank you from Dover to Glyn Coed, Ebbw Vale
Between June 1940 and December 1944, pupils and teachers from Dover County School for Boys were evacuated to Ebbw Vale.
School accommodation was always cramped especially in the early days when the Dover Boys were taught in classrooms at Ebbw Vale County Grammar School – Dover and Ebbw Vale pupils sharing the school premises, split between morning and afternoon.
Exams were still held and the halls at Glyn Coed Senior School were used by Dover pupils for this purpose. As a token of appreciation, a book was presented to Glyn Coed Senior School by Dover County School for Boys in July 1942 . The inside cover of the book includes a certificate of thanks to Glyn Coed School, now preserved at Ebbw Vale Works Museum.
War or no war—exams, lessons and homework still went on regardless!
Ebbw Vale Works Museum is situated in the General Offices at Ebbw Vale sharing the building with Gwent Archives. Its collection traces the history of Ebbw Vale as a coal, iron and steel community from 1790 to the present day. There are tens of thousands of photographs and an extensive library of archival film. The museum and its collection are run by the trustees of Ebbw Vale Works Archival Trust and a team of volunteers in partnership with the Ebbw Vale Metallurgical and Historical Society.
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