My family moved in to their new prefab in 1946when i was 5. I lived in no 5 James Street there.In 1947 i remember the very bad winter when we saw roofs of some of the prefabs being blown off, aand the snow was so thick.The prefabs were so modern though, and had all mod cons compared with where we first ...Read full memory
I also have wonderful childhood memories of Aberbargoed. My parents lived in Bristol, and I used to stay with my grandparents in Pant Street. My grandfather, Bob Roberts, was the caretaker of the Dug out in Pant Street, and I had a lot of lovely friends. Edna Williams, Gordon and Gwyneth and Jean Adams, whose ...Read full memory
I was born on Bedwellty Road, I went to the secondary modern school. My memories are of going whimberry picking on the Graig and walking on a Sunday to my gran's - she lived in Church St. I spent many happy evenings at the dance in the church hall, bopping the night away. The house I was born in is no longer there, ...Read full memory
My parents (Eirwen & Haydn Williams) moved to Aberbargoed from Gilfach to take over the newsagents in 1967 next to the New Duffryn pub when I was 11. Being a Bargoed lad I was very apprehensive about moving over to "the other side" and we lived above the shop for many years. When we moved in the September I was just ...Read full memory
i went to aberbargoed secondary modern school with a few of the names mentioned by gareth williams i was in the same class as kieth davies ,tony gallent ,dai davies,lindon gingell,i remember going to school walking underneath the conveyer belt and the buckets that used to go over carrying the coal ...Read full memory
I was born in Pill, Newport, Mon, in 1938 and with my grandmother Charlotte Selina Jane Rossiter used to visit relatives in Aberbargoed. As in other memories, I shall never forget passing beneath the endless drums in the air transporting waste from the mines to the tips that to a child resembled huge mountains, the memory of ...Read full memory
I was born in Aberbargoed in 1949 - I can also remember the buckets going over the main road and riding them holding on the side and dropping! My gran lived in the side streets. I used to deliver newspapers in the morning from Dai Hughes to Pant Street etc and when I was a kid I used to help deliver bread from the Wonderloaf ...Read full memory
I was a paperboy from 1967-1970. My round was from Cliff Davies shop to the top of the pit past the old St Margaret's factory and on I walked to Brittania, it was a newish estate then. Some mornings I got a lift off Dai Radford the milkman in his very rare Landrover milk float.
I remember when we would ride the buckets from Bargoed Pit to Brittania across the river, our big rope swing by Angel Lane and teasing the Pit Bobby. How we survived I'll never know. I think we learned more about elf'n safety the natural way than all the over-paid 'experts' could in a lifetime of courses that they have attended, I'm still kicking in my middle age...
My father's side of the family lived in Aberbargoed, my dad was actually born at number 34 Elm Street. There were my grandparents, Doris and Roland Dexter, and they had four sons; my father Douglas was the oldest, then David, Michael, and Ronald was the youngest. I recently researched my family tree and I traced my ...Read full memory
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