Aberbargoed, c.1960

Photo ref: A296007

Memories of Aberbargoed


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 Pill, Newport, Mon, in 1938 and with my grandmother Charlotte Selina Jane Rossiter used to visit relatives in Aberbargoed. As in other memories, I shall never forget passing beneath the endless drums in the air transporting waste from the mines to the tips that to a child resembled huge mountains, the memory (...Read full memory)

youth club on pant street the cafes aserattis gattis (spelling?) pin ball wurlizter coke snooker hall, balfour barry trips

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.

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