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Snow's Motor Services

Automobile Works

Merthyr Tydfil


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We would like to thank Angela Howes, Ernie Snow's Great Granddaughter 

for  Photographs and information.


Ernie Snow, shown here in Plymouth Street, outside the now demolished public house 'The  Vanguard Inn' which was next door to his garage. The Vanguard was a very large building  and was previously the Greyhound Hotel built to provide accommodation for the visitors arriving at the Taff Vale Railway Station directly opposite the hotel. When the Taff Vale decided to use the Vale of Neath Station as the terminus for its passenger trains business for the Greyhound Hotel virtually disappeared.

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Nulli Secundus. HB 1627

Ward La France Charabanc, an extremely rare vehicle to be found in the U.K. One of the earliest vehicles to be fitted with pneumatic tyres, it also had an organ. Photographed here with Ernie Snow and  an outing. The girl standing at the front  of the bus is Nelly Margaret Snow, Ernie's daughter. 

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Nulli Secundus


The Welsh Monarch.

Seen here outside Exeter Cathedral after it's record breaking trip from Merthyr, in 1920. The Charabanc left at 5.30 am on Friday April the 30th, and arrived in Exeter at 3.00 pm. A distance of 180 miles, thus creating a record.

Click on the photograph to enlarge and read the names:-         

Mrs E Snow is Ernie's mother, Mr Snow Snr is his father, and T Snow is his elder brother. The rest of the Snow family at this time were living in Devon, near Tiverton.

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HB 767  Karrier  -  The Welsh Monarch.

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The Welsh Monarch.

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The Welsh Monarch.


Hardy's 'Oyster Club' Annual Outing.

Glebeland Street. October 16th 1916. The Oyster Club had a room above the Oyster Bar which sold sea foods,

the premise later became the fish shop owned by the Nicholas family.


Ernie Snow with a party, at Builth Wells

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Ernie Snow at Combe Martin - July 16th 1916.

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About 1909 Ernie Snow was a chauffer for the Musician Don Davies, and is seen here at

the Bridge Hotel, (Now the Hotel Metropole), Llandrindod Wells

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January the 9th 1922.

A Public petition published in press, following Merthyr Tydfil Council's refusal of a license, to operate bus services.

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Ernie Snows AEC Saloon which operated from Troedyrhiw to Merthyr in the 1920s


Snow's Patent: Motor-Car Hand-Warmer

(Courtesy of Tom Bona)


The Bulldog, 30 Seater.

HB 1720 - 36 Seater Saloon.


HB 1720 seen here on the Abercanaid road.

(Photograph Courtesy of Julia Powell)

Snow's Garage, Lower High Street.


Snow's Boxing Pavilion Tickets - 1928 & 1929

(Courtesy of Tom Bona)

Snow's Boxing Pavilion Ticket

Dowlais Motor & Transport Service invoice to Ernie Snow for Hire of Charabancs. August 19th 1925


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