Displaying the first of 6 old photos of Llwynypia. View all Llwynypia photos
Historic maps of Llwynypia and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Llwynypia maps
Llwynypia area books
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Memories of Llwynypia
My Birth Place
Llwynpia was where I was born at the Hospital, 8th August 1947. My Mom was taken there in labour with me and I should have been born at my grand-parents house which was in Gilfach, Bargoid. At 6 weeks old my parents moved me to Birmingham where I have lived ever since. One day I hope to go and see the place where I was born
Thankyou for the memories x
I lived with my parents in two rooms in a house on Church Street near Partridge Square. I had a small mongrel dog called Spot who used to go down to the bus shelter and wait for the bus to Porth, get on it and ride to Porth and back. My father was a miner and my mother worked in Llwynypia hospital and was there when the wounded soldiers were brought back from Dieppe. We "adopted" three of the wounded soldiers and they used to visit us regularly. I only remember one of their names - Jack Sargent - but they are all remembered with fondness. I went to Pontrhondda school and had music lessons (playing the piano accordian). I was in fact a member of "Joy Clark's Accordian Band" - happy memories. By the way the single storey shop in the pictures was always known as "The old man's".
My name's Steve Hopkins and I was born in Llwynypia hospital in late 1957. My mother's a Liverpudlian evacuated during wartime to Malpas in Cheshire and my father’s from Rhydfelin near Pontypridd. I was readmitted to the hospital when I had tonsillitis at the tender age of three. I remember my parents bringing me a big green helicopter, eating loads of ice cream and my uncle Vernon popping in to say hello along with the tall, dark and handsome young Tom Jones and Keith the guitarist with the band. My uncle was the bass player and then leader of the Senators. They were exiting times with Tom hitting the big time and we were receiving postcards from all over the world, blah blah blah.
I grew up in Ferndale till the age of 7 and my best friend was another famous Ferndalian the alias Mike Curtis, author of CQB (Close Quarter Battle). He joined the Para regiment and later... Read more
Mid Glamorgan memories
Does anyone remember my great grandfather, Edward Stanley Carpenter? Does anyone know someone who remembers him as a lay preacher there towards the beginning of the twentieth century? I would love to hear the recollections.
Sometime between 1900 and 1940 Thomas Arthur Livingston taught in Tonypandy. He had children, is there anyone out there who can provide a clue as to what happened to him, or a photo of the school with or without him.
Faggot & Peas Shop - Dunraven Street
My great-grandparents and great-great grandparents owned and ran the Faggot & Peas Shop in Tonypandy, Dunraven Street.
Does anyone remember the shop? It was owned by Reuben Smith and his wife, and was passed onto their daughter. Can anyone remember who owned it? I would love to hear your memories!
I was born in Glyncornel Hospitla in 1948. I lived in Tonypandy till I was 14. I remember a faggot and peas shop next to Hathaways chip shop, it was called Maceys. It sold freshly cooked meats too. The lovely St George's Park. The mid where schools had their sports day, where we used to play after school (climbing over gate to get in). Tonypandy has changed for the worst.