My memories as a son of a daughter of the valleys are: Rugby allowed in for free a half time Trains, lying in bed hearing the clang of the wagons moving coal and steel to and from the works Armageddon when the furnaces blasted Chasing and riding bare back on the wild ponies Collecting all the keys from the ...Read full memory
I remember visiting my Uncle Martin who lived in this house that my Gran Hannah and Robert Scanlon formerly lived in, they had 10 children, although they were not all in the house at the same time, things must have been pretty tight. Two bedrooms upstairs, main room, with a fire etc for cooking and my grandparents room ...Read full memory
l was born in the Rookery, Ebbw Vale, lived in 19 Second Row, Newtown until l was eight. We then moved to a new housing estate called Garnlydan where I grew up before we moved to Newport. I worked at LLanwern steel works - and retired from there. I am now living in south west lreland. l have very fond memories of Newtown, Ebbw Vale.