Memories of Nelson

Reminiscence

Yvonne Colwell's notes brought back memories of a few families, but I can't place St John's Lane, even though I lived in Pantycelyn until I moved in the late sixties after the prefabs were demolished. Both my parents are now buried in Llanfabon Cemetery, and I live in sunny Folkestone, Kent. I plan to have a few days ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Ray Davies

The Square ,Bryncelyn,Hollybush Nelson

I was born in the square at no 55 and well remember working as an errand boy for Morgans the shop delivering groceries around Bryncelyn and into Nelson village, for the princely sum of half a crown. I set up an account in the Goldsmith's clothing shop and occasionaly purchased clothing, they ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Malcolm Andrews

Tricia North

Hi my name is Pat Britton but I was Tricia North and lived at 24 Wern Crescent and lived with my mum and dad and my brother Gareth. Went toLllanciach infants and juniors then to Ystrad Mynach secondary then to tech college in Ystrad. Names that come to to mind Dinnella Jones Morian Davies Rhian Davies Alison Llloyd ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Pat Britton

Moving To Nelson

I moved to Nelson in 1962 aged 3 with my mother, father and brother from Rhydfelin, near Pontypridd. We lived in Tawelfan until 1970 when we moved to the dreaded England because my dad got a job in London. I remember nostalgically what the earlier contibutor Denise wrote about, including her mention of the three ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by James Nicholas

Down Memory Lane

Although I was actually born in Italy in 1953, where my father was stationed at the time, my parents moved back to Wales in 1955. Our first home was in Bargoed and then my mother Lina bought the Café in Nelson (opposite the Dynevor Arms pub  - hereinafter to be referred to as Ricci's Café), where I lived from ...Read full memory

Haelfryn Thomas Lewis, 1901 1979

Haelfryn Thomas Lewis, 1901-1979 Some of Nelson’s ‘older’ residents will remember Haelfryn Thomas Lewis, the highly-respected teacher and then head-teacher of Llancaiach Primary School in Nelson between 1917 and 1966, and faithful member and elder of Ebenezer (Heol Fawr) Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by nia.sws

Living With My Grandparents

I too remember Nelson very well. I was sent to live with my grandparents in Nelson when I was 3 years old. My grandfather owned the garage/cycle shop at 2 Dynevor Terrace. His name was Tom Bowen. I can remember going on the Suday School walks. One year I wore a straw bonnet with a white dress made from ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Barbara Barnes

Fond Memories

I was born in Nelson in 1953 and lived in the prefabs at number 7, Heol Harry Lewis with my mother and father Mary and Doug Gray and my brother Neil who is 5 years older than me. Our next door neighbours were Peggy and Gordon Lewis with children Vivienne (Viveen), Nicky and Peter. I spent a lot of my time in 76 ...Read full memory

Old Times

I was born at Gwaenfarren House in Merthyr Tydfil and lived at 70 Bryncelyn Ave with my father, step-mother and brother Barrie until I left to join the RAF in 1970. I can remember the old prefabs being knocked down and the new housing estate being built to accomodate those people who used to live in the prefabs. I can ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Kevin Cale

Happy Days

I was born in 1953 and lived in Nelson until 1978 when I moved to Scotland with my husband. I've lived in Hampshire for 26 years now. I used to live in High St and from the early 60s in Ashgrove Tce, by the bus station. The centre of Nelson has changed completely and looks better than it has done for a good few years. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Denise Blakemore

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