Aberbargoed, c.1960

Photo ref: A296007

Memories of Aberbargoed


My parents (Eirwen & Haydn Williams) moved to Aberbargoed from Gilfach to take over the newsagents in 1967 next to the New Duffryn pub when I was 11. Being a Bargoed lad I was very apprehensive about moving over to "the other side" and we lived above the shop for many years. When we moved in the September I (...Read full memory)

i went to aberbargoed secondary modern school with a few of the names mentioned by gareth williams i was in the same class as kieth davies ,tony gallent ,dai davies,lindon gingell,i remember going to school walking underneath the conveyer belt and the buckets that used to go over carrying the coal (...Read full memory)

I was born in Aberbargoed in 1949 - I can also remember the buckets going over the main road and riding them holding on the side and dropping! My gran lived in the side streets. I used to deliver newspapers in the morning from Dai Hughes to Pant Street etc and when I was a kid I used to help deliver bread from the (...Read full memory)

I was born in Cwrt Coch Street, Aberbargoed in 1965. I remember I used to sit in Chris the cobbler's shop for hours chatting, his shop was a mess but he was good. When I was about 10 I was sat on the pavement waiting for my mam to come home from work, when the work bus with the pit men came down the (...Read full memory)

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