CONTENTS Page EDITORIAL 2 THE USK HOUSES OF CORRECTION AND THE EARLY DAYS OF USK COUNTY GAOL 3 by Brian Foster THE EVOLUTION OF BLAENAVON TOWN 34 by J. A. H. Evans THE DEVELOPMENT OF TREDEGAR 1800-1820 55 by John B. Hilling UNMENDED MENDERS: AN APPRECIATION OF EBBW VALE WORKS, R.T.B., BRITISH STEEL, CORUS 77 by Howard Robinson Cover: Photograph and particulars of Thomas Marshall, a prisoner at the County Gaol, Usk, in October 1871.