Loved the youth club on Pant Street . Also the gym with boxing, weights, football, judo etc. The snooker hall was great and the famous cafe Aserattis Gattis with the pinball, wurlittzer, bottles of coke and the steamed pies. And the annual Balfour Barry trips. What a life.
Hi, my memory is from around 1953- 1956. My name is Edna Hardie (Williams) born 1941. I lived in Pant Street, had 3 sisters, Mary 1947, Pam 1944, Connie 1934. I remember the dug-out ( the youth club ) in my street. I remember the buckets of course. I remember the dances in Brithdir and Bargoed. I went to the ...Read full memory
I have fond memories of Haydn Williams having been brought up in Coedymoeth Road and my parents taking Co-op milk. A ride to the end of the road in his van was a treat. I left Aber in 1971 to work at Rolls-Royce in Filton near Bristol and regularly returned to see my mother. On one visit she asked me to "pop down the road ...Read full memory
i was born in aberbargoed 39 lewis street 26/12/1966 1 of seven i loved youth club gattis cafe i always remember tha old quarry on the markham road in the summe it wouid be packed with people swimming there were 2 ponds in there the warter looked green we all swam in there i wouid go home after and mam wouid know straight away ...Read full memory
Nearly forgot about the quarry on the Markham road. Lucky to be still alive with all the dead sheep in there.
It's funny, you are right, the dance always ended in a fight. They had some good bands though.
I lived in Aberbargoed from 1956 until I got married in 1980. I loved the youth club on Pant Street. Started going when I was 12. We had some great dances there which usually ended up in a massive fight! I often wonder what happened to some of the people I went to school with. I can remember the buckets going ...Read full memory
I remember sliding down the quarry on Markham Road. When I got to the bottom a man gave me a clout for being so daft. I bet he would not get away with it nowadays.
youth club on pant street the cafes aserattis gattis (spelling?) pin ball wurlizter coke snooker hall, balfour barry trips
I was born in Cwrt Coch Street, Aberbargoed in 1965. I remember I used to sit in Chris the cobbler's shop for hours chatting, his shop was a mess but he was good. When I was about 10 I was sat on the pavement waiting for my mam to come home from work, when the work bus with the pit men came down the street ...Read full memory
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