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Memories of Bridgend

Working As A Conductor

I remember in 1960 working as a conductor on the 'Western Welsh. My driver was Dai Williams, and my uncle, Danny Evans, was a driver, along with Ernie Sharrott. We had the best Solo card school in town, and I can say now at the age of 69, it was the best, happiest job, in my whole life. I live in Bristol now, but as ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgend by Terry Evans

Going Home For Lunch

I am on this photo. I am one of the three girls in Grammar School uniform. The time on the clock, I believe, is 12.40 so we must have been going home for lunch. Not many people used to go home for lunch but we used to walk together. Hazel Jones (in the middle of the group) was about to cross the road to go over the old ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgend by Marilyn Jones

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgend by Gary Hankins

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

Bridgend

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

Glenys And Haydn.

Friends of mine, Glenys Thomas (nee Burrows), Haydn Burrows and their family lived off Newcastle Hill at "The Graig". Much of Newcastle Hill remains unchanged today with the bottom of the hill closed to through traffic. I used to use the hill as my link to school friends then living in nearby West Road.

Growing Up In The Grounds Of Parc Hospital

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 ...Read full memory

A memory 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

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