Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Re Ann Williams

I am trying to trace a very old friend. She was Ann Williams and her father was the landlord of the Dyfryn Hotel in Caerau. Ann married someone ? from Clarks Shoe Shop in Bridgend in around 1953/54. Is there anyone out there who knows of her or any information they can give me. Thanks. Brenda Smith(Horton)

A memory of Bridgend by Brenda Smith

Bridgend Technical College

I attended Bridgend Technical College from 1961 to 1966 studying electrical installation. I was an apprentice for English Electric Company which had a branch office at St David's House, Wood Street, Cardiff. I worked on high voltage installations ( transformers, drive mills, switchgear). I worked at Aberthaw ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgend by Tom Armstrong


My family moved to Bridgend, as my father had a job with British Rail and could not cope with the shift work and travel to and from Chippenham. We moved to number eight Garfield Avenue and next door to Mrs O'Connell and her daughter and grandaughter, Jane Evans. We loved it as children. We went to the beach every weekend, and ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgend by Lynn Campbell