Other Memories from 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 never again now for the highlight of the night into carpaninnis for home made pie and chips ...see more

Added 05 July 2015
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.

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 the floor, but I nailed one of them. I was invited into the lounge, thanked for my assistance ...see more

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 Street, Aberaman in 1961, returned there in 1964 and stayed there for 2 years 1964 to 1966. I ...see more

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