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Memories of Aberbargoed
I was born in William St, Fleur-de-Lys in 1950. My mother Mavis Mason and father Ivor Jones were both from Commercial Street Aberbargoed. Dad started work in Bargoed Colliery in 1936, after leaving Lewis school Pengam, where his father William Henry Jones and one of his bothers Emlyn (later group manager for NCB) had also (...Read full memory)
Loved the youth club on Pant Street . Also the gym with boxing, weights, football, judo etc. The snooker hall was great and the famous cafe Aserattis Gattis with the pinball, wurlittzer, bottles of coke and the steamed pies. And the annual Balfour Barry trips. What a life.
I also have wonderful childhood memories of Aberbargoed. My parents lived in Bristol, and I used to stay with my grandparents in Pant Street. My grandfather, Bob Roberts, was the caretaker of the Dug out in Pant Street, and I had a lot of lovely friends. Edna Williams, Gordon and Gwyneth and Jean Adams, whose (...Read full memory)
I remember when we would ride the buckets from Bargoed Pit to Brittania across the river, our big rope swing by Angel Lane and teasing the Pit Bobby. How we survived I'll never know. I think we learned more about elf'n safety the natural way than all the over-paid 'experts' could in a lifetime of courses that they have attended, I'm still kicking in my middle age...