Abergarw, Mid Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The Ostels, Brynmenyn

I am Philip Hopkins, born 1952 and moved the Ostels when I was 6 months old and lived there till I was 10. We lived in the posh part of the Ostels (brick built), I think the hostel had two bedrooms and was in a place called Ty-Draw Square, opposite the shop run by a Mr Priddle. My father Tal Hopkins, was a fruit & veg ...Read full memory

A memory of Abergarw by Philip Hopkins

Abergarw Hostels

I was was born at Abergarw hostels in 1947. I have lovely memories of my childhood living there. Lived in Ogmore Gardens right by the river. Every summer we would build a dam across the river to make a pool where we would spend our days learning to swim, I think all us hostel children learned to swim in Ogmore River. ...Read full memory

A memory of Abergarw by Joan Lake

Abergarw Estate Or The Hostels

My name is David Strutt and I moved with my parents to 5 Heol yr Ynys when I was only 6 months old, in 1941, having been bombed out in London. I have often wondered what happened to folk that lived there. We seemed to know lots of people. I remember Jimmy Sadd, Billy Ward who lived at Riverside, Mervyn ...Read full memory

A memory of Abergarw by David Strutt