Memories of Blaengwynfi

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

Top School

I remember doing the transition from the infants school below the British Legion and going to the "Top school" just by the now defunct St Gabriel's church for the first time and paying 1d bus fare to get up there from my home in Jersey Road after going to "Jobey's" for some sweets. I was flabbergasted to see that the boys and ...Read full memory

A memory of Blaengwynfi by Rob Brown

Uncle Dai

My Uncle Dai Hopkins came from Blaengwynfi. He married my Aunt Dolly and they had Clive and Joanie, my cousins, and lived in Caerau Maesteg.

A memory of Blaengwynfi by Eira Waite

Looking For Relatives

My grandfather, Alf Ellacott was one of nine children. His only brother died young but his seven sisters all lived in Blaengwynfi or Cymmer. He moved to Blackpill outside Swansea. My dad would like to find any cousins/second cousins he may have still in Blaengwynfi. He remembers staying with his aunts at different ...Read full memory

A memory of Blaengwynfi

My Great Grandparents

My Great Grandparents, Thomas and Ellen Jenkins, moved from Bristol to 76 Jersey Road, Blaengwynfi around 1899/1900. Thomas was a grocer. He had an assistant called J A J Spreaklin who was from Coytrahen. Thomas and Ellen already had 2 children when they moved to Blaengwynfi, Arthur aged 2 or 3 and Lawrence, my ...Read full memory

A memory of Blaengwynfi by Steve Lucas

Looking For Old School Friends

Hello looking for a very old school friend of mine his dad was Dr Hill and my friend was Simon Hill,I like to find out where he is and the family,I remember the cape as my dad was a butcher up there and a lot of family to!any help please Thanks Neil

A memory of Blaengwynfi by Neil Pickin

Home Base

This pic was taken from Tunnel Terrace looking over the old iron bridge coming from The Tunnel Hotel. The building closest after the slag heap is the old Police station with the Bandroom next door to it. My Grandmother and Grandfather Loveday lived in number 5 Tunnel Tce. Sadly no longer there.

Aber/Blaengwynfi Silver Prize Band Thankyou For The Music!

I grew up in Blaengwynfi in the 1950s/60s. My father was Don Davies, and he was band-master during most of those years. He'd joined the band in the 30s when he'd been forced to leave school at Maesteg on the death of his father, and learned to play the trombone and euphonium ...Read full memory

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