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Penygraig photos

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Penygraig maps

Historic maps of Penygraig and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Penygraig maps

Penygraig area books

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Memories of Penygraig

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Photographers Shop in Pen-Y Craig

My father, who is still alive, was born in Trealaw in 1917. He remembers the miner's strike and his father digging into the slag heaps to get coal. He remembers going to the soup kitchen and the strikers walking to London and coming back disheartened. His best friend was killed down the pit the first week he started, so he became a baker. I am trying to find the name of the photography shop that was in Pen-y Craig for many years. Does anybody know the name of it?

Can Anyone Remember Penycraig in 1940 ?

Searching for a Nantymoel soldier of the 8th Btn Sherwood Foresters who fought the Germans in Norway in April 1940 as part of the ill-fated Norwegian campaign of the "Sickleforce" /148th Infantry Brigade (Territorials). I just found in Swedish Archives that a Pte Clifford Nicholas of 28 Wyndham Str. Penycraig, Llondra, Glamorgan was listed as one of 31 men from Sherwood Foresters and 1/5th Leicesters who managed to escape the Germans by getting across the Swedish border one month after the battles in Gudbrandsdal and Lillehammer area 21-23 April 1940. They were interned in Sweden (neutral country) and as part of an agreement with Hitler they were released and shipped back via Finland to Iceland, in exchange for German pilots interned there being released back to Germany (!!). I mention this just in case someone will know something about this soldier/his family and which, hopefully, may lead to information also about what happened to these soldiers after Iceland in August/September 1940. A shot in the dark, yes - but trying primarily to... Read more

Can Anyone Remember?

Can anyone remember Peglers Stores or Evans the grocer - with his horse and cart?

The Good Old Times

I was born in Penygraig in the 40's. I remember Churchill's garage, somewhere near the labour club. Does anyone remember George St, where Milwall's shop used to be? Also a chip shop was nearby.

Penygraig 1960

My daughter needs to make a 3d model of something in Penygraig in 1960, can you help me please?

Childhood in Penygraig

I was born at Llwynypia Hospital on June 10th 1947, lived at 6 Bishop Street, Penygraig, went to school at Penygraig Infants in 1950 and Hendrecafn Juniors, Tai Juniors, Craig-yr-eos Juniors and Seniors. Bishop Street is right opposite Craig-yr-eos School so I didn't have far to go, and always went home for lunch. Llanfair church was in the next street down and Mr and Mrs Williams's fish and chip shop, fabulous fish and chips. Also in this street was a small shop selling bread milk etc and sweets, I remember buying lots of sweets, especially when I saw my Uncle Ken and Auntie Tydfil, they would always give me pocket money. I remember going shopping with my mother, the sawdust on the shop floors, buying butter from a big slab that they cut some off for you, walking all the way to Tonypandy to save a halfpenny on some sugar. I remember Pat Gibbon's shops, a clothes shop and a toy shop, there was also a Woolworths and I worked... Read more

Mid Glamorgan memories


Brithweunydd Road c1965, Trealaw
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The two shops on the left of the photograph are "James the Bakers" and "Shureys Footwear". The garage also on the left was called "Sully's Garage" after the owner Cyril Sully. I used to walk along this road everyday when going to Porth Grammar School in the 1960's. The photograph brings back fond memories of my childhood in Trealaw.
Robert O'Flaherty

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