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Memories of Mid Glamorgan

Memories of Cefn Glas Shopping Centre.

Shopping Centre c1960, Cefn Glas
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How these shops have got a lot busier now - looking at this photograph, it seems so quiet then. Since this photograph was taken there has been many changes of owners. On the green, next to the old butchers shop, now has a doctor's surgery in front of the garages - the third garage along was my father's - he had it for many years. This area will always bring back memories to me.

Mum And Me in Bridgend !

Dunraven Place c1950, Bridgend
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I have the original post card of this picture, bought in 1950 by my Mum. I was delighted to see it was one of the Frith Prints. It's hard to see that we are on it, as the Frith watermark is right on us (not on the Frith print I purchased of course), but there is a blonde person lifting a push bike onto the pavement, and we are walking away just to the left of that person. I was five years old, with my hair in plaits. Mum is wearing a checked jacket.
We lived there while I was a kid. My Dad was the local window cleaner, and I had lots of family in and around the town.
I still visit Bridgend a couple of times a year, and near-by Ogmore-By-Sea, where I now take my Granddaughter for a day out.
Janet Grice (nee Davies)

Granny

Castle 1899, Bridgend
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I remember going to see granny and grandpa every
evening with my father george John. She lived in Barry
in south wales. My grandpa was a lay reader.

I am doing my family history, and my granny was born in Coity
her father and mother used to have a chemist shop in Caroline
st . Can anyone help.

Going Home For Lunch

Dunraven Place 1960, Bridgend
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I am on this photo. I am one of the three girls in Grammar School uniform. The time on the clock, I believe, is 12.40 so we must have been going home for lunch. Not many people used to go home for lunch but we used to walk together. Hazel Jones (in the middle of the group) was about to cross the road to go over the old stone bridge to Sunnyside Rd. But Lorna Jones (on the left) and I used to walk all the way up Newcastle Hill to Cefn Glas. We got plenty of exercise in those days! My name then was Marilyn John. I was 12 years old at the time.

Water Sport

Newbridge Fields c1960, Bridgend
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We were a large family - I had 4 younger brothers and we often went to Newbridge Fields to let off steam. I remember my youngest brother Clive had just mastered riding a two wheeled bike (he would have been about 6/7 years old) and he got a bit over confident and actually ended up in the paddling pool bike and all! Clive sadly died of leukaemia in 1997 aged 37 but we have lots of happy memories.
Family name was Trevelyan.

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