Aberfan, Mid Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Best Friends

My name was June Carpenter, I used to live at 36 Aberfan Crescent. I had three best friends, Dulsie Berry, Rosina Kinsey and Denver Davies. My memories of Aberfan was great. I used to swim in the river as I lived on the river bank. I was broght up by my grandmother and my two uncles, Billo and Alfie Carpenter, known as Slogger. ...Read full memory

A memory of Aberfan by June Bramwell

Born & Bred In Aberfan

I was born in 1937 and with the outbreak of WWII lived with my grandparents, Ollie and Maggi Owen, at 29 Cottrell Street, Aberfan, while my father served in the army. My parents were Roy and Ada Taylor, and after the war my dad was park-keeper at Aberfan Park and later at Treharris Park. I attended Pantglas School and ...Read full memory

A memory of Aberfan by Alan Taylor

Aberfan Memories By Joy Adams

my name is Joy Adams and I used to live in West End House, Angus Street, Aberfan with my parents (Elsie & Mervyn) and my two elder brothers (Derek and Jeffrey) until 1966. I was born in 1952, Jeff 1947 and Derek 1942. I had a very happy childhood in Aberfan - my best friend was Yvonne Williams - she lost her ...Read full memory

A memory of Aberfan by Lesley Adams