Memories of Cwm

My Family

My grandfather David Parfitt, worked in the colliery - he is sadly missed. He passed away in 1982 - he had black lung, but it was a heart attack that took him. His wife Glenys Mable Parfitt (my nan) passed away in 2006. Most of my family lived and work in and around the steel works. My father, drove the lorries bringing down the ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Kevin Meredith

Does Any Body Remember

can any body remember the dairy farm in BRUTON !SOMERSET. I used to go there on my holidays to my uncles farm ! he was the local milk man. I used to sit up next to him on the horse and cart delivering the milk out of big churns , filling up the jugs for all the people as we went along . the cream on the milk was an inch ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Roy Compton

My Dad

My wonderful dad passed away last October. He was born in Cwm in 1934 and left aound 1955 when he moved to Corby, Northants. he was so very proud of his welsh roots and was over the moon when we took him back to Cwm a couple of years ago and he visited all the places that meant so much to him: the church my parents were married at, ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Glenda Harker

Miner Jack Bedford

My father worked at the marine colliery for over 20 years. His name was Jack Bedford, from Brynmawr, a hard working man. There was a pitfall in 1964 where a friend and workmate was killed,  he brought this poor man to the surface. I remember him coming home crying. I had never seen him cry before. Those miners worked in ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Jackie Haynes


Hello there David. "Old" Stonejar Morgan from Woodville road was a mining instructor in No. 2 Pit in the Blackvein seam at the Marine Colliery. Between them the team of 8 instructors taught all aspects of coalmining, albeit very old fashioned methods. For instance, one of the instructors was Dai " Ponty" Davies who favoured a cloth cap ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by David Williams

Sports Day

I remember playing on the sports ground when I was living in Cwm; my house was in 13 Elm Street, just near the field. Dad had a little garden plot just nearby and he grew some vegies there.. We had a sports day at school and somehow I was the winner at the high jump and I got my picture jumping over the rope, it was printed on the ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Roy Compton

Dyffryn Seconday School

I was born in 1955 and lived in Cwm. I went to Dyffryn Secondary School before going on to the North Monmouthshire College of Further Education to study a Secretarial course. My friends at the time were Georgina Griffiths, who used to live in Stanley Street and Susan Holyoake whose parents used to live and own a butchers ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Christine Thomas

Little Boy Left Home

My mam had died not so long ago when I was 8 years old. Me and my brother and sister, and my dad, we lived in Elm Street, near the wall at the river that came out of the Ebbw Vale steel works, a nasty smelly water way that would change color over night. I went to first school over the bridge, left turn and up the road a ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Roy Compton

Nill Street, Cwm Photograph (Ref C517004)

Hi, I was looking on the site reminising about my father, Malcolm LLoyd who lived at 156 Marine Street with my grandparents, Walter and Dilys LLoyd until he married my mother, Monica Buckley (from Newtown, Ebbw Vale) in the 50's. I think this photograph shows him in the foreground (In the black suit). ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Samantha Lilley

The Pitts Family

My Dad and his sisters were all born in the Cwm, at 10 Bailey Street in the 1920's. They later lived at 4 Woodville Road. My grandfather Bertie Pitts and all his brothers worked in the Marine Colliery. Dad, Eric Pitts, joined Bertie in the Marine in 1938 and left there in 1946. Most of Bertie's family are buried in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Ceinwen Scales

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