Blaengwynfi, West Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Terrified By White Masses

Hi I was taken to the upper Rhondda valley (Tynewydd) by my mother in 1940 , I was some 9 yrs old. I went to school both primary and secondary (Treherbert boys school). I had lots of cousins. Myself and my cousin walked through the rail tunnel from Blaenrondda to Blaengwynfi to see our uncle. We really got into ...Read full memory

A memory of Blaengwynfi by Ray Paget

Pylon Electrocution

HI PHILLIP DO YOU REMEMBER A BOY CLIMBED A PYLON AND TOUCHED THE LIVE WIRE WAS BURNT LIVED I THINK ABOVE BLAENGWYNFI ON COUNCIL ESTATE WAS RELATIVE OF MY STEPDAD SAM BISHOP OF WYNDHAM OGMORE VALE THIS WAS IN THE 1960,S ISH NONONE TO ASK DETAILS OF NOW REGARDS DAVE WATERFIELD DW012J2561@BLUEYONDER.CO.UK ALL LOWER CASE

The Old Days

I was born in 3 High Street, Abergwynfi 19/05/56, where I lived until I got married and moved to London. My father Jackie Lewis worked down the pit most of his working life, and my mother worked in the canteen, Dorothy Lewis, I used to go to the canteen to help her now and then. My brother Robert still lives in the village ...Read full memory