Abergarw, The Bridge 1938

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My name is Gareth Davis, brother of Yvonne Davis, and son of Harry & Gwen Davis, originally of 35, Heol yr Ynis, Abergarw Estate, commonly known as "The Hostels". I remember my big sister Yvonne walking me over this bridge every morning to go to Brynmenyn primary school which was quite a long way for (...Read full memory)

I am Philip Hopkins, born 1952 and moved the Ostels when I was 6 months old and lived there till I was 10. We lived in the posh part of the Ostels (brick built), I think the hostel had two bedrooms and was in a place called Ty-Draw Square, opposite the shop run by a Mr Priddle. My father Tal Hopkins, was a fruit & (...Read full memory)

I was was born at Abergarw hostels in 1947. I have lovely memories of my childhood living there. Lived in Ogmore Gardens right by the river. Every summer we would build a dam across the river to make a pool where we would spend our days learning to swim, I think all us hostel children learned to swim in Ogmore River. (...Read full memory)

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?), (...Read full memory)

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