Nostalgic memories of Abercwmboi's local history
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My grandmother had cousins who live in Abercwmboi, and my Uncle Bill Jackson visited there in WW2 and he told me that he had stayed with my grandma's relations -- he was called " Owen's the Post" -- and that is all I know -- can anyone help??? I would love to have contact and did write to "the postmaster" but got no reply. (...Read full memory)
I was wondering if anyone who lives, lived or knows anything about Abercwmboi, would be able to give me some information on the old lodge house/ gate house? It is just before the Fern Hill Estate on the left hand side? I would love any information or memory of it. The age of the (...Read full memory)
I was wondering of anyone who lives, lived or knows anything about Abercwmboi, would be able to give me some information on the old lodge house/ gate house? It is just before the Fern Hill Estate on the left hand side? I would love any information or memory of it. The age of the house, if it was a (...Read full memory)
It's the 5th February 1953 in the front upstairs bedroom of 15 Elm Street, and Abercwmboi welcomes a new resident - me! The house belonged to my grandparents, William Joseph and Claudia Morris. I was to remain a resident there for three years until my father, Michael John Wale finished his national service and returned to (...Read full memory)
I was born in 9 Graig Terrace, Abercwmboi at my grandparent's house; Charles William and Elizabeth Mary Davies. My mother was Christabel Viola Davies, (married name Mills). We moved to Penwaun when I was 6 months old, and from 1952 moved to Chute village in Wiltshire. I spent Christmas and many (...Read full memory)
We used to live in 3 Cromer Street, with my Dad's Uncle Bert. If memory serves, Bert used to work at the Phurnacite Plant, but my overriding memory is of him selling 'Corona' pop from the house. He must have had a franchise of some sort, as there were always crates of the stuff under the stairs and a 'Corona' lorry used to (...Read full memory)
I have just seen a website comment from M Hayward, I remember the shop well. I lived in Graig Terrace, and often used the shop to buy magic Orange Maid lollipops, I would like to hear more from people who used to live in Abercwmbo in the 1950s and 1960s. Regards, Ann Griffiths
I was named after my uncle who was one of 2 boys, Arthur (my dad), and Maurice. My grandfather and grandmother had converted their front room to a shop which seemed to sell EVERYTHING.....We spent our annual holiday every year at number 5.. and I have many happy memories of visits to the Mumbles.. Porthcawl.. Barry (...Read full memory)
The first time I saw the photo it brought back very old memorys, because when I got up from bed in the mornings and opened my curtains the first thing I saw was the smoke from the Phurnacite Plant, as we lived in Park View Terrace which was not more than a few hundred yards from the site. The pond in the (...Read full memory)
By accident i have just come across this site- shame there are no memories already entered for abercwmboi- As a child I remember looking out of my Grandfathers front door or his bedroom window at the wonderful array of lights coming from the phurnacite plant opposite- also teh smells! In those days (50/60's ) no one (...Read full memory)