Aberbargoed, Hill c.1960
Photo ref: A296037
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A Selection of Memories from Aberbargoed

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Aberbargoed

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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 worked. I had both sets of grandparents and two aunties, Muriel and Eunice all living in ...see more
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 have fond memories of Haydn Williams having been brought up in Coedymoeth Road and my parents taking Co-op milk. A ride to the end of the road in his van was a treat. I left Aber in 1971 to work at Rolls-Royce in Filton near Bristol and regularly returned to see my mother. On one visit she asked me to "pop down the road and pay the papers". Haydn and I had a chat and then I asked for my mothers bill. It was ...see more