Abercarn, Walking Down Islwyn Street c.1955
Photo ref: A276019M
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A Selection of Memories from Abercarn

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 Abercarn

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I lived at 14 oak street Chapel of Ease. I can remember the two estates being built and the bridge in the photo is also the way I went to school at the west end primary school. The red phone box is still there I believe, in the photo the high meadow estate is where my butty lionel Haywood lived with his brother David who was a welsh international rugby player. Sometimes we couldn't get to school as the river used to flood ...see more
Walking along Sycamore Street, Persondy, even now in my mind, I passed, the Roberts' house next door, the Walkers, the Ryalls, can't remember the next house but she was German and very fiery, then the Williams, the Hughes'(Colin Hughes?) and then another Hughes family (Frances Hughes?), then the Hoare's, the Webbs, then it gets hazy - the Way's, etc. Down Chapel of Ease Hill, to Thomas's shop, ...see more
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 Grandparents names were Harriet & William Gilks.. William worked in the coal mines at the time. I Would really appreciate any information. Thanks, Jean. x
I wonder if anyone can help me . I am researching for a book and I need information on an inn called The Masons arms in Tunnell road. In 1900 it was run by a Mr Williams and his family.Has anyone any old photos of the inn or information on it. One of the children living there in 1901 become the father of a famous soccer player. Thanks for your time John