Aberfan, The Village c.1970

Photo ref: A193026

Memories of Aberfan


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)

My nana, Marian Morris (then Thomas), was from Aberfan and was born in 1930. Her father also lived in May Road, Aberfan his name was William T Morris his sister was Hilda, their mum and dad Archer and Mary Jane Morris. If anyone has any info on them, I'd love it. Thank you, Lisa York

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)

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)

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