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Caption for Aberdare, Caradog Memorial c1955: The bronze statue shows Griffith Rhys Jones (Caradog) conducting the South Wales Choral Union to victory at Crystal Palace in 1872 and 1873. This impressive work by Goscombe John cost £1,500, raised by public subscription, and it was unveiled by Lord Aberdare on 10 July 1920. Here Caradog is in his original place; in 1962 he was moved to a position beside the Black Lion Hotel.

Memories of Aberdare

i remember when i was eighteen on a saturday night going out with a pound note beer was 1shilling and one pence a pint the pound would buy eighteen pints 2 pints was my max into the black and the boot [collar and tie] rum and black 2 shillings and 6 pence the rum made me ill last time i tasded rum was 58 years ago (...Read full memory)

I remember Aberdare Park. When our daughter was a baby my husband Ian and I use to walk round the park pushing the pram on a Sunday afternoon. In the 1950s that was the venue for walks with my parents, also on a Sunday afternoon. My father use to take me out on the boating lake. Fond memories. I left Gladstone (...Read full memory)

My late wife and I spent lovely times in Aberdare Park. We both lived in Aberaman, me in the Oaklands Lodge, Cardiff Road, and Margaret in Cynon Street. Every Sunday we would walk up to the park and savour the beauty of the flowers and trees. These were lovely times I will remember all my life.

My families old place shame 2 c it so run dwn was bouncing wen we had it

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