BONT YR ABER

Supplied by

Tom Holland Roberts

The tolls for Bont yr Aber were: Half penny ~ One way. One Penny ~ Return and Six Pence to drive a car over the bridge.

I was lucky because I was friendly with Jack Harding Jones, who was the bridge operator and he used to let me

cross the bridge in my fatherís car for free!! Jack and his wife Gladys lived in the little cottage overlooking the bridge.

As children we used to pay the halfpenny to go over the Aber and then crouch down and 'miglo' under the 

ticket hut to get back home!!


The old bridge


Tom's friend taken the other side of the bridge in 1960. 

 

 

The present bridge.