Ystrad Mynach, The Village 1938

Memories of Ystrad Mynach

Recollections 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 ...Read full memory

Born Bred

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 ...Read full memory

Picnics In The Park

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 ...Read full memory

Brynmynach Avenue

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, ...Read full memory

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History

This picture, taken just where the A469 road to Bargoed turns to the left, shows what a diversity of shops and amenities existed in a town of barely 5,000 inhabitants. On the left is the RAOB meeting hall with a solitary figure on the pavement in the ubiquitous flat cap. On the right are Arnott's the chemist's in the foreground, with Watkins' Drapery, Pegler's, and Matthew's hardware store behind; then, where the road narrows, the cinema.

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