Aberdare, The Park Lake 1937
Memories of Aberdare, the Park Lake 1937
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
I spent long hours playing in the park, in them days there were plantations all around the outside, some in the middle. I've lived away from Trecynon since 1960, but have lots of fond memories.
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, Aberaman in 1961, returned there in 1964 and stayed there for 2 years 1964 to 1966. I remember Michael Smith and knew his late wife Margaret, her father Jim was my mother's cousin. Margaret and her parents came to our wedding at St Margaret's Church, Aberaman - 1964. Beryl Allinson. Hampshire.
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.
There used to red squirrels in the park. Stan, my husband, went to a children's home nearby, he went boating and they used to have motor bike racing there in August. He is now 68.