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Trebanog maps

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

Trebanog area books

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Memories of Trebanog

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My grandparents, Henry and Ida Gladys Ward, came to Trebanog with their two daughters during the recession in the late 1920s to work in the mines.

He had a brother, William, who worked as a butcher in Porth.

I was hoping if someone remembers the time they spent there.


M Denney

Mid Glamorgan memories

Family History And Search


Good Morning Porth.

Can anyone help me. I am tracing my family tree and my grandfathers family are all from the Porth, Ferndale, Dowlais Area. My great grandfathers name Was William James, his wifes name was Sarah. The 1891 and 1901 census show William and Sarah living at Lake Street in Ferndale. Wiliam and Sarah had the following children: Ann, David (my great grandfather), Thomas and Gwilym. My grandfather David married Ruth Naomi Griffiths and they lived in Porth. I know that Ruth Naomi died in 1904. I believe that David remarried later, he was a coal miner and also ministered at one of the chapels in Proth (I believe). They had the follwoing children: Thomas John who married Annie Blodwyn Higgins of Porth, William (my grandfather) he married twice, the second time to Susannah Thomas of Llangynwyd and they moved to Pontycymmer. I do not know the name of his first wife, but... Read more

Searching For Old Classmates

searching for old classmates

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

Penygraig 1960

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

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.

Can Anyone Remember?

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

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