Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

My Courting Days

I lived in Mountain Ash and my husband to be lived in Cardiff, we both used to travel on the bus to Pontypridd to meet up. From there we would walk up to the monument for a kiss and a cuddle. We spent many happy hours up here thinking of our future together. Some times it was so cold we could hardly walk back to the bus as ...Read full memory

A memory of Pontypridd by Joy Lewis

Swimming?

It was approximately 1960 that whilst bathing in the 'pool' as a child of about 3, I held onto the rail at the edge of the 'boardwalk' and became stuck as my legs were pulled underneath where the water poured in (not being strong enough to pull my legs back) and had to be rescued by another child. Scary!!

A memory of Pontypridd by Alvine Guard

Ponty Park

I have fond memories of Dante Fair where I used to meet my old mates and the gorgeous Christine Harris. Every time I listen to 'The Carnival is over' reminds me of her. The 60's in the Park we would swim through a break in the wood and swim under water to the centre of the pool. And great times in the big pool with the diving ...Read full memory

A memory of Pontypridd by Byron Baljak