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Memories of Gilfach Goch

White Bridge

there is a white bridge in Glyn Ogwr but there was also one in Gilfach.It stretched from the bottom of the tip in Evanstown and straddled the river and came out on a path to High St,quite near to the police station.It also crossed the railway line from the Brittanic colliery

A memory of Gilfach Goch by John Peek


I don't know if this is any help but my dad Lewis Richards, also born in Gilfach, moved to Bedford about 72 years ago. His mum and dad were called William and May. He had loads of ...Read full memory

A memory of Gilfach Goch by Margaret Heald


My nan and grandad lived in Gilfach Goch at 14 Thomas Street, they had 5 sons and 3 daughters, they moved away after nan died sometime after 1934. Nan's name was Harriet E Bevan, ...Read full memory

A memory of Gilfach Goch by Rose Bell

Does Anyone Remember

Does anyone remember the old Furnivals bakery off the High Street in Gilfach? And the smell of the hot bread whenever one passed the place? And I also remember Brachetta's ...Read full memory

A memory of Gilfach Goch by Brian Brown

Gilfach Goch

My grandfather Rev Williams was the vicar here in the 1920s and my father was born here at Glamorgan Terrace. Many years later my father Arthur Williams also became the vicar here ...Read full memory

A memory of Gilfach Goch by Kath Williams

Dai 'The Globe'

Dai 'the Globe' was friendly with Briyn Williams, Ifor Rees, David Alford. We all used to meet at the Coronation Ballroom, Coronation Road. This was the main meeting place for us ...Read full memory

A memory of Gilfach Goch by Sadie Mcturk

Second World War Bombing

My father, Dr Joe Hampson, was the Gp in Gilfach in the late 1930s/early 1940s. He was Irish and born in Lucan just outside Dublin. He qualified from the College of ...Read full memory

A memory of Gilfach Goch by Aidan Hampson

Post Office Garden Village

The photograph is of Garden Village Post Office which was then in Cambrian Ave. The couple standing together are my parents, Stan & Mary Watts, I believe the man ...Read full memory

A memory of Gilfach Goch by David Watts

Cinema House

This memory is for my Pops, Mr Thomas Raymond Manley who has recently passed on.  We talked for hours about his time in Wales as a young boy.  He lived in Evanstown near ...Read full memory

A memory of Gilfach Goch by Becky Manley

I Want My Child Hood Back

I was born at 28 Oak Street Garden City, in June 1947. My father was a miner in the Brit and in later years so was my brother Brian, my father was John David Evans but ...Read full memory

A memory of Gilfach Goch by Beverley Evans

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