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Nantmelyn vs Coedely

The boys of Nantmelyn were good friends of the Coedely lads. There was always a rivalry in most things, one of which was Bonfire night, we would spend weeks building our bonfire only to find it burning nights before the 5th courtesy of the lads from Coedely!

Memories of Mid Glamorgan

School Days

Grammar School c1955, Tonyrefail
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I passed for Tonyrefail Grammar school in 1953, what excitement. It was so strange changing rooms for every lesson, hockey, tennis, Urdd, teachers wearing cap and gowns. The headmaster was T.Bowen Jones and was called Boss. The school was so big with pupils from places like Beddau and Ynysmaerdy. Coming from Gilfach Goch I had never heard of these places.
It was a good school and I enjoyed my time there.

Children on Right of Photo

The Square c1955, Tonyrefail
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I believe that the children to the right of the photograph are me and my sister - Maureen and Elaine Holman. Maureen would have been 9 years old and Elaine 3 years. The date seems to coincide with our ages and we lived in Mill Street at that time.

Marriage''s at This Church

St David's Parish Church c1955, Tonyrefail
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I was married here in 1966, and most of my family. My dearest Mammy and Daddy were married there, and my daughter, two sisters and brother. Wonderful memories .... a lot of Christmas Eve Services with my cousin Pat and Bruce.. and some sad memories too.

My Visit Down The Mines.

Coedely Colliery c1955, Tonyrefail
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Daddy worked here for many years...also my nephew and uncles. I went underground when I was 14 years old with a group of four youngsters, taken down to view the mines with a gentleman who worked there and was a family friend too, his name was Jackie Belting, from Thomastown. We had an amazing few hours and I never forgot it.

Where I Was Born

Tynybryn Estate c1955, Tonyrefail
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I was born in Tyn-y-Bryn in 1948 at 15, Heol Haulfryn, and still love to see the house where I was born.

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