Ystrad Mynach, The Village 1938

Ystrad Mynach, The Village 1938

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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.

Memories of Ystrad Mynach, the Village 1938

Ystrad Boys & Girls Club

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

Ystrad Mynach Training Workshop.

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

Grandma & Grandpa

I'm trying to remember back a long time, hopefully someone can help out. Grandparents on Dad's side lived in Ystrad, in a house I think was called Pentwyn, in Penallta Road, on a slight hill not far from a railway overbridge for the Rhymney Railway. Grandpa was called Frank Wallington Field, he worked as an insurance ...Read full memory


I was born in Ystrad Mynach in 1931. I remember: the soccer field, watching Dai the goalie, the abattoir, Blackriver, cinema, arcade, Bottom Ystrad, the junior school, pre-war days. We were adventurous, often playing up on the rocks and in the pine plantation. My grandparents lived in Hill Street nd Bryn Mynach. Sadly we left ...Read full memory

Many Memories

My grandparents lived in one of the houses at the station, I have some older photos than shown on your site. My grandfather worked for the railway and I have lots of fabulous memeories of the area since the 1960s to 1985 or thereabouts. One of my brothers was schooled in Ystrad. I loved going back there. I stayed with my ...Read full memory

The Pier And The Pictures

Who can remember going to the Saturday morning pictures? We would see films like 'Annie Get your Gun' and 'An American in Paris' , followed by the wonderful 'Captain Marvel' etc. My friends and I would often act out bits from the movies, singing and dancing on the pier head, which gave us a wonderfully ...Read full memory

A memory of Ystrad Mynach by Ann James

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