Bridgend, Dunraven Place c.1950

Bridgend, Dunraven Place c.1950

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The memorial behind the railings on the right was unveiled in November 1921. It was sculpted in Portland stone by Messrs H H Martyn & Co Ltd of Cheltenham from a design by Walter Cook. The figure is of Britannia, with emblems representing sacrifice and victory below her. Originally intended to commemorate the soldiers killed in the First World War, it now also records the victims of the Second World War, the Women's British Legion and the Falklands War. Also note the Provident Clothing and Supply Co Ltd just behind it, and the decorator on his ladder (centre left).

Memories of Bridgend, Dunraven Place c1950

The Good Old Days

I remember as a child going to Litchard school, it was a good school, it even had a swimming pool. I had some good friends and I always remember going to the shops for sweets, loads of shops there then. I lived in Litchard Park. I remember them building Wildmill, it was a nice place, state of the art whatever happened? We all used to play over the arsenel, there weren't many factories there then, no hospital either, just barns and the swamp. I remember bringing loads of frogspawn home from the swamp, there were loads of frogs in our street I can tell you:) The good old days, the things we did, we used to go camping on Coity Common, there was nothing there then. We used to get old car bonnets and slide down the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgend by Gary Hankins


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 Sunday School, and there were sheep and ponies in our front garden eating mum's plants when someone left a gate open somewhere. I remember Llitchard School, and the shops opposite where we played the dare devil game of steps (jumping down at least five). We all loved the people and even now all these years later we go for day trips to Bridgend. I would love to know what happened to all the people that ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgend by Lynn Campbell

Mum And Me In Bridgend !

I have the original post card of this picture, bought in 1950 by my Mum. I was delighted to see it was one of the Frith Prints. It's hard to see that we are on it, as the Frith watermark is right on us (not on the Frith print I purchased of course), but there is a blonde person lifting a push bike onto the pavement, and we are walking away just to the left of that person. I was five years old, with my hair in plaits. Mum is wearing a checked jacket. We lived there while I was a kid. My Dad was the local window cleaner, and I had lots of family in and around the town. I still visit Bridgend a couple of times a year, and near-by Ogmore-By-Sea, where I now take my Granddaughter for a day out. Janet Grice (nee Davies)

A memory of Bridgend by Janet Grice

Memories of Bridgend

My House In 'The Saints'

I have lived in a part of Bridgend called The Saints since April 3rd 2013 with my two small children. It wasn't until the middle of May I noticed we were not alone in the house, the house has spirits. Believe it or not I am Psychic. I have see many spirits in my home and some are earth bound. My son who has Autism ...Read full memory

Fond Memories Of Bridgend

My name is Gareth Davis, and I now live in Australia. I fondly remember travelling the No 7 bus to Nantymoel to my home in Bryncethin. My best friend Lewis Lee, who I have now lost touch with and have tried to find, was a bus mechanic with Western Welsh for many years at the Bridgend Bus Station. It was from here ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgend by Gareth Davis

Mid Glamorgan Hospital, Bridgend.

Hello there. I was born in the above hospital in 1943.Does anyone have any photos or memories of the place? Thank you.

A memory of Bridgend

The Old House On The Bridge

I remember the lady who lived in the mediaeaval house to the right of the picture. She had white hair in a bun and a long black skirt. Her garden at the front, which was a strip bordering the pavement, always had a giant sunflower in it each year.

A memory of Bridgend
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