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Visited Abergwynfi a couple of times in the past 20 years, to see where my Great Grandfather was a policeman in 1902. His name was John Normington. We visited the old Police station which is now someone's home, did not get a chance to talk to anyone as no one was home. Does anyone out there have any info (...Read full memory)

My father lived in Abergwynfi as a child, his name was Peter Thomas Walley. My grandmother was from the area, her maiden name was Eirwen Thomas and she had  brothers named Estyn, Edward, Emlyn and Thomas. She also had a sister named Ginny (Janette). My father had copper coloured hair, so there may be people who are still (...Read full memory)

I was born in Abergwynfi in 1942, but the family moved up to the midlands when I was a few weeks old. We returned home every year for our annual hols and sometimes at Xmas. The memories I hold are quite idyllic and I have never lost my love of mountains. We had numerous relatives in the village, and there were always visits (...Read full memory)

My first recollection of living in the valley was at Duffrin where my sisters Pat and Pam Smith also lived, later we moved to the Gwynfi, and that is where I lived and was educated in the local infants school at the bottom of the hill near the river and bowing green, then to the local Secondary Modern at the top of the (...Read full memory)

My great-grandfather was William Edwards. He ran the newsagents/tobacconist/bookshop at 55 Jersey Road, Blaengwynfi in the early part of the 20th century. He also had another shop in Wyndham St., Treherbert which daughter Catherine (my grandmother) used to work at - she would catch the train from (...Read full memory)

I left Blaengwynfi in 1952 when I was fourteen. My father was Emlyn (Capers) Thomas and my mother was Betty (Scotch) Thomas. I had four brothers and a sister. I remember that I was one of the ball boys at the football pitch at the top of the mountain. When the ball was kicked out of the pitch we ran down the mountain and the (...Read full memory)

My family have always been associated with Abergwynfi, since my father, Talfryn Jones was born there on 21/05/1898, through to my great-grandmother Elizabeth dying there on 07/04/1909, and my great-grandad Benjamin Jones on 25/12/1929 at 153 Jersey Road, witnessed by his grandson William Thomas Williams. I wonder if (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1949 in Abergynfi at 3 Heol y Felin in my grandparents house (Edith and Len Radford). I lived there till I was 4 then moved to Croeserw until 1966, then moved to Nottinghamshire when Duffryn Rhondda pit closed. I have 17 years of good and fond memories when I lived down there.

My mother was born in Abergwynfi, her name was Avril Morris, she had sisters Mary, Betty and Jean, also brothers Jackie and Gwyn. We lived in the north east of England, but always visited Nan Florrie, she lived in the flats and I remember the climb up the steps to the shops, mostly the Co-op, what a hike! (...Read full memory)

I have an old wristwatch which belonged to my great uncle, which was bought by the people of Abergwynfi, presented to rifleman Arthur Hanford on being awarded the military medal 1914.