Memories of Bridgend

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

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

My Grandmother Jennie

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgend by Jenny Field

Glanrhyd Hospital

I worked in Glanrhyd (formerly known as Angleton) for 5 years between 1969 and 1974. It was here I met my wife Carol who worked in Penyfai Hospital. In 1974 I transferred to Bridgend General Hospital . Most of the old hospital buildings have sadly gone but the lodge in this picture still remains. The stores where I worked ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgend by David Rule

Teenagers

I remember the Wyndham, boy did we have some good times there. The bar was very dark so we could get away with underage drinking as the staff couldn't see you properly! Friday nights were the best. I had my wedding 'breakfast' there when I married for the 2nd time in 1991 and it was fab. It's a shame things have to change ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgend by Dale Avery

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