Ystrad Mynach, The Village 1938
Memories of Ystrad Mynach, the Village 1938
In the early ninties my son Dewi started going to the Boys Club as it was. Unknown to me and some of the other parents who took their children there the leader Mrs Hammond was coming to the end of her time there (she had been leader for many generations). As a group of parents we suddenly found ourselves without any management or leadership when she left. We suddenly had to either pick up the reines or it would close. There was a group of us which included Tony Honneywell, Ken Pritchard, Tony & Tommy Greenaway, Gary Field, Chris Lewis and myself. Gary ended up as chairman and I (dont quite know how) ended up as club leader. There started an amazing three years. I learnt on my feet Youth Work and during ...Read full memory
I left Heolddu comprehensive school in Bargoed in 1985 and I went straight onto a YTS. I had to get a bus down to Ystrad to start my apprenticeship at ''Ystrad Mynach training workshop'' which was in Penalta Road. I started there around June of that year, I was on the upholstery section where I was trained to use staple guns that were attached to air compressors. I also went to the College one day a week, a Thursday to do my bricklaying course, good days, does anyone remember it?
Memories of Ystrad Mynach
Over seventy years ago my father and mother lived in Rose Cottage, half way down Commercial Street, but there was no Commercial Street then just a row of brick houses known as Brick Row. They faced the opposite way to Commercial Street and the church had a spire then, such a pretty village all flowers and water wheels, and baptisms took place in the brook.
Having lived my entire life in Ystrad, and still a happy resident, I remember the village being a REAL village. Mum shopped in the C0-0p, whilst staff entertained her inquisitive children. Does anyone remember that amazing conveyor at the back of the store! Shopping was a social activity with Mum spending more time ...Read full memory
MY MEMORIIES OF YSTRAD PARK AS A CHILD ' MY MOTHER AND HER FRIENDS WOULD GATHER ALL US CHILDREN AND WALK TO THE PARK WHERE WE WOULD HAVE A PICNIC AND PLAY ALL DAY MOST PEOPLE GOING BACK TO 1958 WILL REMEMBER THE SWIMMING POOL THAT NOW SADLY IS FILLED IN AND SHRUBS PLANTED . WE WERE EASILY PLEASED AND HAPPY TO ...Read full memory
My paternal grandparents lived at 19 Brynmynach Avenue during the early part of 20th century. My grandfather worked at the local colliery until his death in 1937. Grandmother died in 1949 but two of her sons,my uncles, lived there until 1982. The family were Davies, David( Dai) and Annie. John and Dick were two of the ...Read full memory