The People Who Lived Here - 1900's

1901 Wales Census – Glamorgan – Gelligaer – District 1

In just 10 years the language of Bute Town changed dramatically, to a position where 99 of the 219 residents spoke Welsh and English, a significant change from the mainly Welsh speaking community of 1891.

The Oakley and Young families are still resident in the village, and Phoebe Davies is still living at 12 Collins Row, but this time alone – she died 2 years later at 83 years old. 

The Coal Industry continued to be the dominant industry, with 58 of the 70 people listed as working being involved. Other jobs included Assurance Agent, Shepherd and Waterman at the local reservoir. The Publican was Evan Williams (37) and he is also listed as being a Farmer. What is noticeable on this return is that NO scholars are listed, although there are many children of school age, and there was a school in the village – this must have been an oversight by the enumerator!!!

Waun Fair around 1900

Waun Fair - on the hillside near Bute Town - circa 1900


Bute Town

A community of 48 houses built  along Collins Row, Middle Row and Lower Row in the late 1820's.

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