Other Memories from Aberbargoed

My family moved in to their new prefab in 1946when i was 5. I lived in no 5 James Street there.In 1947 i remember the very bad winter when we saw roofs of some of the prefabs being blown off, aand the snow was so thick.The prefabs were so modern though, and had all mod cons compared with where we first lived in the front room of my Nan,s house in Phillipstown. I remember the coal buckets ...see more

i was born in aberbargoed 39 lewis street 26/12/1966 1 of seven i loved youth club gattis cafe i always remember tha old quarry on the markham road in the summe it wouid be packed with people swimming there were 2 ponds in there the warter looked green we all swam in there i wouid go home after and mam wouid know straight away weve been up there because our cloths wouid b bumpinig daps soakin wet u wouid hav to wear ...see more

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 across the road.it was a tough school to attend but i think we all got on well together in our ...see more

I was born on Bedwellty Road, I went to the secondary modern school. My memories are of going whimberry picking on the Graig and walking on a Sunday to my gran's - she lived in Church St. I spent many happy evenings at the dance in the church hall, bopping the night away. The house I was born in is no longer there, it's sad because I was so happy there. My dad worked in Bargoed Colliery - I remembered going ...see more

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