I was born in Abertysswg in 1943 and remained there until 1967 when I married and moved to Cardiff. Then, in 1985 I moved to Anglesey where I still live. I have only recently discovered this site and have now spent a very happy hour reading through messages from people I remember so well, particularly Linda (Dummet) ...Read full memory
Does anyone remember the carnivals in Abertysswg? I Have a photograph on one float with my sister Mary Russell, Carol Thomas, John Miller,and I think Edward Samuel, what fun it was going around the village. It's wonderful having this site and seeing peoples names from those days. Keep sending. Elaine Russell
I first started school in Abertysswg primary at the age of 5 .I enjoyed my first day at school and meeting all the children on my first day.The school held great memories for me right up until I left at the age of eleven.The teachers I had you could not beat. There was Mrs James you couldn't find a more better ...Read full memory
Well, it's 1960 onwards for me because that's the year I was born! My dad was Bill Pritchard and he was the secretary to the manager at McLaren pit. We lived in McLaren Cottages, my mum and dad had me late in life, having married in 1929, they were 48 and 52 respectively when I came along! As well as me there was Molly (born ...Read full memory
I left the village in 1948, to join my parents, Cyril and Gladys Jones, and sister Pam who had moved to Gravesend, Kent. I had attended the Lawn following years at Abertysswg School, before going to Caerleon for my teacher training. The Army followed; 2 years in the East Yorkshire Regiment mostly spent in ...Read full memory
I was 10 years old in 1953 and then lived in my 'gran's house' in Alexander Street. Janet McCarthy, Rita Anthony, Dilys Jones, Mylais Nash, Shirley Perry, Jean May, Dawn Waklin, Elvet Davies, Malcolm Powell also lived in this street and we were in school together apart from the older children who were closer ...Read full memory
I remember so many people from Abertysswg that it was great to find this website and know there are people writing about the village I shall always think of as ' home '. Had fate been kinder to me I most probably would never have left but things happen that make us make decisions and mine was to leave Abertysswg. Sometimes ...Read full memory
I remember Roffis!My family lived in Alfred Street.My late Dad was Edward Hind.We used to visit my Granny Ethel,Grandad George,Auntie Dorothy,Uncle Dai.We also visited Auntie Millie and Uncle Jack in Tredegar. We lived in England, but Ethel and Millie used to visit us up to 1977. I think the ...Read full memory
My father Steve Martin, had fond memories and would relate stories of his family and living in the village of Abertysswg.He was born at Charles Street, the home of his grandfather WILLIAM JOHN HARTSHORN ,his aunt PHYLLIS and uncles EMLYN and BILLY also lived at the house. BILLY HARTSHORN died 1935 he had a motorbike, my ...Read full memory
Because of my friendship with Helen Jones, the manager's daughter, I also went to play with her at her house, for me it was something very special because I had never been in such a big house before. It seemed so big, especially after my house in the village. The excitment of exploring the rooms especially the attic was ...Read full memory
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