Abercarn, Mid Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Abercarn and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Walking To West End School From Persondy

Walking along Sycamore Street, Persondy, even now in my mind, I passed, the Roberts' house next door, the Walkers, the Ryalls, can't remember the next house but she was German and very fiery, then the Williams, the Hughes'(Colin Hughes?) and then another Hughes family (Frances Hughes?), then the ...Read full memory

A memory of Abercarn

Growing Up In Abercarn

Memories of walking to school, which was then West End Junior School, sited above the west end of Abercarn. Walking from Mount Pleasant, through Richard Thomas & Baldwin's Office yard, past Williams's stores, under the railway bridge, over the River Ebbw bridge and past the Fire Station brought me into the West End. ...Read full memory

Childhood

My grandfather was a miner in the South Celynen. He started off at the age of 13 and was made redundant when the mines closed! But what's more interesting about him was that he had two hobbies. 1. was the love for repairing old clocks and watches and 2. and the more interesting to me, was his love of walking. My mother would take ...Read full memory

A memory of Abercarn