Pontycymer, Mid Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Pontycymer and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Welsh School, Bridgend Road

It is great to see a photo of the Welsh School that I attended from 1959 to 1963. (Bottom right hand corner). Miss Winnie Bisset was the Headmistress and I remember her teaching three classes of kids at once. My class only totalled four and I was the only boy. She died in 1976. I also remember the large house ...Read full memory

A memory of Pontycymer by David Jones

Loved The Square

Watching the coal miners sit and talk and smoke. I miss the valley. Have been in the USA since 1982. Loved my time teaching at Ffaldau from 1971 to 1982. Kids and parents were great. Mam and dad died the last 5 years. Want to talk to old friends, take care Dai Harris.

A memory of Pontycymer by David Harris

A Busy Street

My mother Joan Marion Jones nee Gibson from Nantyrychain Terrace worked in the Home and Colonial Stores (on the right hand side of this photo) during the war and has many memories and stories, especially about rationing. She also knows many of the shops. Starting on the left corner was Peglers (grocer) - now a Chinese, I see ...Read full memory

A memory of Pontycymer by Eric Jones