Aberdare, General View And St Elvan's Church c.1955

Memories of Aberdare


going back too the late 50s too late 60 s aberdare was a thriving place to live there was no need to go to another town to buy anything we had it all here the demize of the town was when the old co.operative shut where whatever you needed you could get from a drawing pin to a tuxedo what ever you (...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)

What can I say about the Boot Hotel? This hotel and the Black Lion Hotel were the best hotels in the area. You would not be served in The Boot without a tie on. The one time I went there on a Saturday night I can remember the landlord there, quite a nice old chap, getting abuse from some yobs. I intervened and ended up on (...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.

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