Abergarw, Mid Glamorgan

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Abergarw, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Abergarw

Historic Maps of Abergarw and the local area.

Old map of Abergarw in 1897
Map of Abergarw in 1897
Old map of Abergarw in 1897
Old map of Abergarw in 1922
Map of Abergarw in 1922
Old map of Abergarw in 1922
Old map of Abergarw in 1947
Map of Abergarw in 1947
Old map of Abergarw in 1947
Old map of Abergarw in 1897

More maps coming!

We are busy preparing more old maps of Abergarw from other years.

I lived in the hostels from 1956 to 1965, firstly in 5 Ty Draw Square(around the back of the nursery school), and later in 17 Heol-y-Ynys, right next to the square(where we played football, cricket and kick the tin) As well as the shops owned by the Fords, Priddles and the chip shop, I remember the jazz band(Mr Heggety?), and the carnivals. The carnivals often drove through the hostels and ended up near the swings ...see more

My name is David Strutt and I moved with my parents to 5 Heol yr Ynys when I was only 6 months old, in 1941, having been bombed out in London. I have often wondered what happened to folk that lived there. We seemed to know lots of people. I remember Jimmy Sadd, Billy Ward who lived at Riverside, Mervyn Priddle, Mary Glasson who married Bob Ford (they had the grocer's shop), Joan Goodman, Cedric ...see more