Aberdare, Cannon Street c.1955

Aberdare, Cannon Street c.1955

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In this wide street, cars can park on both sides of the road and still allow for traffic. Cannon Street is one of the oldest parts of the town, and dates from the 1850s. The river Dare runs underneath this main shopping street. The Queen`s Hotel, which later became Burton's (right), stood in Cannon Street.

Memories of Aberdare, Cannon Street c1955

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 think of they sold it now its can i get it in aberdare its my opinion that closure of the co.op was the start of the decline of our town i am old enough to remember how vibrant tt once was yours truly alan wilson

A memory of Aberdare by alan

Memories of Aberdare

Fond Memories

I used to stay in Aberdare back in the 1960's when I was driving long distance trucks.I'm pretty sure that the pub I used to stay in was called"The Eagle"? I remember that the sheep used to be in the High Street most nights after 9pm! I have some fond memories of Aberdare and being taught some Welsh language sentences

A memory of Aberdare by Paul Overton

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 think of they sold it now its can i get it in aberdare its my opinion that closure of the co.op was the start of the decline of our town i am old enough to remember how vibrant tt once was yours truly alan wilson

A memory of Aberdare by alan

Teenager In The Late 50s

i remember when i was eighteen on a saturday night going out with a pound note beer was 1shilling and one pence a pint the pound would buy eighteen pints 2 pints was my max into the black and the boot [collar and tie] rum and black 2 shillings and 6 pence the rum made me ill last time i tasded rum was 58 years ago ...Read full memory

A memory of Aberdare by alan

Days Of Grandeur

What can I say about the Boot Hotel? This hotel and the Black Lion Hotel were the best hotels in the area. You would not be served in The Boot without a tie on. The one time I went there on a Saturday night I can remember the landlord there, quite a nice old chap, getting abuse from some yobs. I intervened and ended up on ...Read full memory

A memory of Aberdare by Michael Smith

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