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Memories of Aberfan

My mother Mildred was born in Aberfan in 1910. She had an older brother and sister, Myra (born 1906) and Harry (born 1908), their surname was Watts. Their mother was called Emily Roberts and Emily's mother was the local midwife who lived at 10 Bridge Street. Mildred was born at 6 Barrington Street and Myra and (...Read full memory)

My name was June Carpenter, I used to live at 36 Aberfan Crescent. I had three best friends, Dulsie Berry, Rosina Kinsey and Denver Davies. My memories of Aberfan was great. I used to swim in the river as I lived on the river bank. I was broght up by my grandmother and my two uncles, Billo and Alfie Carpenter, known as Slogger. (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1937 and with the outbreak of WWII lived with my grandparents, Ollie and Maggi Owen, at 29 Cottrell Street, Aberfan, while my father served in the army. My parents were Roy and Ada Taylor, and after the war my dad was park-keeper at Aberfan Park and later at Treharris Park. I attended Pantglas School and (...Read full memory)

my name is Joy Adams and I used to live in West End House, Angus Street, Aberfan with my parents (Elsie & Mervyn) and my two elder brothers (Derek and Jeffrey) until 1966. I was born in 1952, Jeff 1947 and Derek 1942. I had a very happy childhood in Aberfan - my best friend was Yvonne Williams - she lost (...Read full memory)

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