Brynmawr, Semtex Factory c.1965

Brynmawr, Semtex Factory c.1965

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Memories of Brynmawr

Synagogue

Brynmawr. Although I've lived away from here for nigh on 40 years, I still regard this place as home. I was, and although thankfully grown up now, always regarded as a bit of a black ...Read full memory

A memory of Brynmawr by Colin Bennett

Deakin Fairground

I was born in Brynmawr and lived there until I got married. I can rember Deakin fair very well, it always was outside the Buffs club on Station Road which lead to Brynmawr railway ...Read full memory

A memory of Brynmawr by John Morgan

Hometown

It's not an actual memory, but my grandad, Tom Gurney, used to fetch me from the nursery, put me on his shoulders and take back to the house up at Heol Isaf. I have many fond memories from ...Read full memory

A memory of Brynmawr by Simon Johannis

'Up The Baths'

I remember being 'taught to swim' here, by the teachers at the board school. We were stood at the poolside, only up to the black line, then summarily being to "Jump!". If that failed, we ...Read full memory

A memory of Brynmawr by Michael Evans

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This rubber factory was built between 1947 and 1953; it was thought to be a visionary building, not least for its roof made up of nine rectangular domes with windows on each of their sides. It is a sad fact that the site became derelict after the factory shut in the early 1980s. Despite a campaign to preserve it, the last phase of its demolition began in 2001.

This is an excerpt from Around Alton Photographic Memories, by Tony Cross/Jane Hurst/Martin Morris

This rubber factory was built between 1947 and 1953; it was thought to be a visionary building, not least for its roof made up of nine rectangular domes with windows on each of their sides. It is a sad fact that the site became derelict after the factory shut in the early 1980s. Despite a campaign to preserve it, the last phase of its demolition began in 2001.

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