Memories of Abercanaid


My  pal Stanley Ponting lived in Newton Street, Abercanaid. I visited there in 1960 and 1980, and more recently his daughter, after conferring with me, has fulfiulled her long held desire to see where her dad lived during his evacuation in WW2. Other boys including Roy Caterick, Norman Smissen, Ray Kennedy, Roy Partington, ...Read full memory

Evacuated To Abecanaid

My brother, Peter, and I were uprooted in 1939 from our home town of Deal in Kent, to live firstly in Troedyrhiw, then Pentrbach, and I had a short stay with Asaph Jenkins and his wife in Abercanaid. We sucessively attended schools in all those villages and Merthyr Vale. I left Troedyrhiw school [not the splendid ...Read full memory

Evacuated To Wales

I cannot remember the exact year or town in the Rhondda Valley, Wales that my brother Nick Richardson and I lived. I was only 3 or 4 years old. I have slight memories... of a couple that we lived with..they were fantastic! My father Bill [Taffy] Richardson [Deal Bus Driver] was from Pontygwiath. I had numerous relatives ...Read full memory

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