Abercarn, The Square c.1955

Memories of Abercarn


Memories of walking to school, which was then West End Junior School, sited above the west end of Abercarn. Walking from Mount Pleasant, through Richard Thomas & Baldwin's Office yard, past Williams's stores, under the railway bridge, over the River Ebbw bridge and past the Fire Station brought me into the West (...Read full memory)

I used to spend my holidays with my grandfather who used to live in a area of Abercarn called 'The Ranks'

My grandfather was a miner in the South Celynen. He started off at the age of 13 and was made redundant when the mines closed! But what's more interesting about him was that he had two hobbies. 1. was the love for repairing old clocks and watches and 2. and the more interesting to me, was his love of walking. My mother would (...Read full memory)

hello, I found this site and have enjoyed reading people's memories of Abercarn. I've found that my family lived there for some period of time around 1914 and was wondering if anyone knew them or lived near them, or even knows the street where they lived? It was No.1 Sunny Bank Terrace, Abercarn. My (...Read full memory)

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