Nostalgic memories of Aberbargoed's local history
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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 (...Read full memory)
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 (...Read full memory)
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 (...Read full memory)
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 (...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)
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 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)
My father's side of the family lived in Aberbargoed, my dad was actually born at number 34 Elm Street. There were my grandparents, Doris and Roland Dexter, and they had four sons; my father Douglas was the oldest, then David, Michael, and Ronald was the youngest. I recently researched my family tree and I traced my (...Read full memory)
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, (...Read full memory)
Hi, my memory is from around 1953- 1956. My name is Edna Hardie (Williams) born 1941. I lived in Pant Street, had 3 sisters, Mary 1947, Pam 1944, Connie 1934. I remember the dug-out ( the youth club ) in my street. I remember the buckets of course. I remember the dances in Brithdir and Bargoed. I went to the (...Read full memory)