Memories of Aberystwyth

Gwalia Garage

I was born in 62 North Parade, Aberystwyth and lived next door to a very busy Gwalia Garage run by my grandfather Charles Abel Jones and his four sons. During the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II the street was alive with celebration, with buntings hung along its length, and on the day we all sat on rows of tables in the ...Read full memory

Seilo

A popular chapel.

North Parade

A lovely street.

Crazy Golf.

Crazy golf was very popular.

A memory of Aberystwyth

North Parade

Not much traffic.

A memory of Aberystwyth

Galloway & Morgan

I have a bookmark with this exact same photo that my Welsh pen friend sent me c.1960. (I'm in America.) It has several other pics of Aberystwyth, and says "BOOKMARK BY FIRTHS" at the bottom.

My Grandparents Spent Their Honeymoon Here

I was delighted to find this lovely photo of Aberystwyth on the website of The Francis Frith Collection, as it was taken in 1925 – the same year my grandparents got married and went to Aberystwyth on their honeymoon! I imagine they must have looked very like the people in this view.

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