Bridgend, Parc Gwyllt Hospital 1899
Memories of Bridgend, Parc Gwyllt Hospital 1899
My family moved to one of the staff houses in the grounds of Parc hospital when I was 18 months old. My father had been working as a plumber/heating engineer for a few years when he was offered a staff house. We lived in the cottages until I was 18 when we took over my grandparents house. My childhood was very happy in a very 'close' community. I always felt safe and secure within the knowledge that everyone knew who I was, so looked out for me. I went to many cinema shows with my brother and father and got to know quite a few of the patients in the hospital. The other people in the cottages all worked in the hospital at different positions - there were many characters both on the staff and patients in the hospital!
25th January 1932 - the day my grandmother died at Parc Gwyllt Hospital. A very sad story for her family but thank you for posting this photgraph - it does help. Fortunately the world has changed somewhat and also people's attitides to mental health. Living in Australia it was lovely for me to have a place to go with the name on her death certificate. All I have to do now is find out where in Bargoed she is buried.
Memories of Bridgend
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
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
Hello there. I was born in the above hospital in 1943.Does anyone have any photos or memories of the place? Thank you.
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.