1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

Blackwood, Mid Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Chastons Of Blackwood

I was an apprentice at Chastons from 1953, just after Alfred John Chaston (known as AJ) took over the business from his father. At that time there were about 70 employees, with a workshop, body/paint shop, tyre department, stores, and showroom. The workshop foreman was Harold Davies, unkindly known as 'Shorty'. The ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackwood

My Life As A Blackwood

I was keep moving to three schools because I was getting bullied and having nightmares, and my parents were protecting me from bad people. when I was nine years old, I went to the biggest shop and it was called IKEA and I was getting bored. when I was ten years old, I was in primary six in grange primary school in ...Read full memory

Cefn Forest

I remember Mr & Mrs Williams living on Marian Wen, they were our neighbours and there was a butchers shop near by. I was ten when we left moving to Canada, my maiden name was Alderman. The best memories was going to the movies in Blackwood where my mother worked as an ice-cream lady. I will be returing for a visit soon and hope ...Read full memory