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T N Thomas

I worked at the toy factory, T N Thomas. I could not understand why they said 'Made in England' when we were in Bridgend in Wales! It was hard on our hands working there, trimming the plastics, but we had some good friends and some laughs. My husband Stan was at General Stampers, they did Government work.

General Stampers

As an old Coity boy, I also worked in "Stampers".

Mum And Me in Bridgend !

Dunraven Place c1950, Bridgend
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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)


Castle 1899, Bridgend
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I remember going to see granny and grandpa every
evening with my father george John. She lived in Barry
in south wales. My grandpa was a lay reader.

I am doing my family history, and my granny was born in Coity
her father and mother used to have a chemist shop in Caroline
st . Can anyone help.

Going Home For Lunch

Dunraven Place 1960, Bridgend
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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 stone bridge to Sunnyside Rd. But Lorna Jones (on the left) and I used to walk all the way up Newcastle Hill to Cefn Glas. We got plenty of exercise in those days! My name then was Marilyn John. I was 12 years old at the time.

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