Historic maps of Fochriw and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Fochriw maps
We have no photos of Fochriw, although we do have photos of these nearby places:
Rhymney| Tredegar| Merthyr Tydfil| Aberfan| Merthyr Vale| Markham| Waunlwyd| Bargoed| Aberbargoed| Ebbw Vale| Cwm| Vaynor| Gilfach| Treharris| Mountain Ash| Cwmbach| Penrhiwceiber| Abercwmboi| Aberaman| Nantyglo| Blackwood| Brynmawr| Oakdale| Penmaen| Pontllanfraith
Fochriw area books
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Memories of Fochriw
I think it was about 1967, we moved down from Wallasey, Merseyside to number 7 Williams Row, miners cottages at the top of Guest Street. I remember my first day at Fochriw Infants, it was like a whole new beginning, made some new friends. Great times, the memories, the tin bath in front of the open fire, the back garden, a big open field with slack heaps that me and my bro would run up and down for hours, the wrought iron tin shack (shop) at the bottom of the hill for penny sweets, the chapel on Sunday for Sunday school - wouldn't say "boo" to the Sunday school teacher - very strict. GREAT DAYS.
Mid Glamorgan memories
Pontllotyn Cinema 1960-1974
I have many fond memories of Pontllotyn Cinema, it was a very big part of most of my childhood and teen years. I remember Mrs Jones with the torch, Mrs Lewis & my own Nan, Mrs Jones from Duffryn St. My nan's job was to bring around the refeshment at the interlude of the film, which always had a second part, sometimes really long films may have had a part 3. On Christmas time the kids would line up in droves to get a free apple, orange and free film. My favourite was always The Lone Ranger, with Tonto ("hi ho silver away"). We would get so exited, other times we would be able to sneak in without paying. We would wait in the hallway of our flat opposite and look through the glass in the window, then when everyone had gone in, we would creep under the window of the ticket booth or sometimes we could climb in through the open toliet window around the back of the building.... Read more
Pontlottyn State Cinema
I have a cinema programme for the New State Cinema at Pontlottyn for August 1964. Showing on August 3 for three days only - 'From Russia With Love'. Also showing what we used to all the little picture, that was 'Five Guns to Tombstone'. There are just one of the 9 films showing that month. It also has names of the then shops. For example, Violet Jenkins newsagents, T Paxton fruit, the Royal Stores groceries, H Owen & Son butchers, Pontlottyn Workingman's Club, and Vuaghans radio & television.
Hope what I've said has taken some people down memory lane.
My Family History
I know from my grandmother who has since died that the Fogg family originated from Pontlottyn but the problem I have is there are very few people who remember the mine that apparently my great grandfather worked in. If there is anyone reading this that could help me with the Fogg name in that area then it would be most appreciated.
Projectionist at Pontlottyn State Cinema
My father was born and bred in Pontlottyn, his name was David Llewellyn Morgan, known locally as Dewi. He worked for many years on the railway at Rhymney station, but I have early memories in the start of the 1960s when as a small child he used to take me with him, usually on a Saturday morning, to Pontllotyn cinema where he would show the films. I used to love to sit with him and watch him set up the rolls of film, then he would lift me up to look thro the small window to show me the film showing, it was such a thrill.
Davies Family of Ppontllotyn or Rhymney
The family name is Davies, they lived in Penygraig, Pontllotyn and Clarindon Row, Rhymney. We belive they lived near the stone works. Five of the children went to the homes at Pontypridd owing to the death of their mother. If anyone reading this has any information, it would be appriciated.
Davies Family , Pontlottyn, Rhymney
The family name is DAVIES, they lived in Penygraig, Pontlottyn and Clarendon Row, Rhymney in 1940, after the death of the mother they were taken to the Pontypridd Cottage Children's Home. Five of the children went to the home. If anyone has any information it will be appreciated.