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Clydach photos

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Clydach maps

Historic maps of Clydach and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Clydach maps

Clydach area books

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Clydach books
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Memories of Clydach

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Growing up in Clydach

I was brought up in this small village, lived at 1, St John's Road with my grandparents Frank and Emily Potter. Then, when the prefabs were built in Graig-Felen, my parents and my two sisters moved there. My dad and mum, Bill and Leonora Potter, took us to St Benedics Cathloic Church on Trebanos Road, and we attended St Joseph's Convent, where we were taught my nuns! Our names were Margaret, Kathleen and Frances Potter. I can remember going to Clydach baths, this is where I learned to swim as a six year old. The Globe cinema on a Saturday morning. As I got older the miners club, down a dark old passage where we went on a Tuesday night to listen to all the seventies music! Passing the abattoir on a Tues, hearing all the pigs being slaughtered, the smell! We played on the park, the falls, the river, the woods I can go on and on, the childhood memories are endless... Read more

West Glamorgan memories

Great Grandparents

I hope someone can help me. All I know from the census is that my great grandparents and their family, Mr David and Mrs Hannah Gorge, lived in Craig-Cefn-Parc. Their children were Catherine, Phillip,John, May and Jennet who married my grandfather, Thomas Griffiths, from Abergwili, Carmarthen - my father's father. I have found out about Thomas and Jennet and their family but know nothing about the Gorge family, or if any of them or their descendents are still alive.

Bora da

i've always as far as i can remember holidayed down in trebanws/pontardawe.went 2 trebanos primary and 1st year clydach.but even though i was only in the welsh skools 4 years i loved it.when i moved bak to glasgow i hated it i classed myself as welsh but now i am scottish[glasweigan]a weegie and proud of it but wales will always b in my heart

Can Anyone Help?

I live in America and recently discovered some letters written by a seventeen year old girl from your area in Wales back in 1937-38. She and my late mother were pen pals, and corresponded frequently. The girl's name was Elvina, born October 5, 1920. I have no last name. The return address on the letters is: Graig Road, Trebanos, Swansea. I even have a lovely photo of her on holiday in Pleasure Park, Barry Island, Glam! I would love to communicate either with Elvina or her descendants and return these letters and picture. Thank you!

Decendants of The Reeves or Phillips Family of Swansea

Does anyone have knowledge of Richard J Reeves born 1877 and sisters Mary Elizabeth born 1878 and Matilda born1880 at Swansea? Their father was Albert George Reeves and their mother was Elizabeth Peters. Are you a relative of theirs? I am doing my family tree and have hit a wall with the above names. I am also looking for decendants of George Phillips born 1862 at Swansea, he married Mary Elizabeth Reeves and had 16 children all together, my grandmother Elizabeth (Lizzie) born in Swansea in Dec. 1900 was one of the children along with Gillbert, Albert Owen, Ernest George,Alexander, Florence Annie, Edith May and many more. My gran Lizzie married Pasquale Simeone in 1922 and lived in Neath and Pontardawe.


Does anyone remember Bryn Row in Treboeth, Swansea? I was born there just after the Second World War. My parents were Tom and Lily Evans, my brother Len was 12 when I was born. We moved to Penlan in about 1948. I have a vague memory that the cottages were halfway up the hill from Brynhyfryd Square. I have been trying to find a photo but no luck so far.

Swansea Vale Smelter Workd

Does anyone have photos of Swansea Vale Works? I have tried to find photos but cannot locate any. My grandfather lived in Heol Las area but unsure if in any of the houses shown. Name: Reginald Davies Worked in Swansea Vale Cynder Plant for many years. Any photos would be appreciated. Thanks, Wendy

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