Abercynon, Mid Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Empress Ballroom, Workmans Hall, Melba Jaynes Troupe

I was 3 years old when I was in Melba's Troupe. I was the smallest and Betty (Jones) Lane was the youngest, the only boy was Len Gair. I am still looking for photos of us. I was taken by my mother when I was 4/5 to the Empress, as my father was afternoons in the pit. My sister Phyllis was ...Read full memory

The Mining Industry Abercynon Colliery

I worked under ground at Abercynon Colliery from 1951 until 1953. I worked on the coal face in the "S" district, a five foot coal seam which was about 100 yards in length and which had a slight gradient. I also worked on the roadway in the "F" district constructing the roadway which followed up with ...Read full memory

A memory of Abercynon by Royden Jones

Rememberance Sundays

Many Rememberance Sundays were spend at the Abercynon Clock by members of the Abercynon branch of the Glamorgan Army Cadet Force .

A memory of Abercynon by Dai Boyce