Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

When Aberdare Really Was Queen Of The Hills

going back too the late 50s too late 60 s aberdare was a thriving place to live there was no need to go to another town to buy anything we had it all here the demize of the town was when the old co.operative shut where whatever you needed you could get from a drawing pin to a tuxedo what ever you can ...Read full memory

A memory of Aberdare by alan

Walks In Aberdare Park

I remember Aberdare Park. When our daughter was a baby my husband Ian and I use to walk round the park pushing the pram on a Sunday afternoon. In the 1950s that was the venue for walks with my parents, also on a Sunday afternoon. My father use to take me out on the boating lake. Fond memories. I left Gladstone Street, ...Read full memory

A memory of Aberdare


My late wife and I spent lovely times in Aberdare Park. We both lived in Aberaman, me in the Oaklands Lodge, Cardiff Road, and Margaret in Cynon Street. Every Sunday we would walk up to the park and savour the beauty of the flowers and trees. These were lovely times I will remember all my life.

A memory of Aberdare by Michael Smith