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.

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

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 (The Hostels)

My name is Gareth Davis, brother of Yvonne Davis, and son of Harry & Gwen Davis, originally of 35, Heol yr Ynis, Abergarw Estate, commonly known as "The Hostels". I remember my big sister Yvonne walking me over this bridge every morning to go to Brynmenyn primary school which was quite a long way for children to ...Read full memory

A memory of Abergarw by Gareth Davis