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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Kevin Meredith

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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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, ...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 ...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, ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Ceinwen Scales

Missing Home

I was born in Wales and lived at 3 Bailey Street until moving to Canada at age 10. All of my memories of Cwm are wonderful ones, sliding down the mountain on cardboard, wading in the river behind our house, climbing the hill to play at ...Read full memory

A memory of Cwm by Debbie Turner

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