Memories of Aberdare
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
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 the floor, but I nailed one of them. I was invited into the lounge, thanked for my assistance and given a large brandy, good old days. This was a one off, and never happened again in my time there. All the local businessmen used to go there. I also took my fiancee there many times. I returned recently and could not get over the change. I would not go in there now if you paid me. Alas how times have changed, but memories remain.
My families old place shame 2 c it so run dwn was bouncing wen we had it
Please can anyone remember the Toogoods that lived in Aberdare, please can you let me know, thank you.