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Aberkenfig, The Village From The Bridge c.1955
Memories of Aberkenfig
My memories of the Coronation-2nd June 1953 While I was studying at the Bridgend Preparatory and Commercial School two events happened which changed the course of history for Great Britain. In February 1952 King George 6th died suddenly in his sleep. He had been ill for some time but when (...Read full memory)
I was born in 1943 and lived at Ely Cottage, Rock Street. The house was built by my Grandfather around 1920, I have a page from a 1926 telephone directory stating that the house was a business address of the Adams Brothers, (not sure if this was my Grandfather William and his Brother George or maybe my (...Read full memory)
In 1918 my great gran's father Samson Roberts, a horse dealer, was injured during a horse race on the 'Golden Mile' near Aberkenfig. He died of his injuries at home in Dunraven St, Aberkenfig. His wife, Mary Ann, was a tiny lady and they had 11 children. Samson and Mary Ann's daughter Celia Attewell lived on the (...Read full memory)
For me it is a beginning too.I hope a making of new memories of a great Grandfather I never met, His name was Thomas Baker he was killed in the Parcslip mines tragedy. I New absolutely nothing about this till today as I've been searching for my Grandfathers family tree,he died at 39yrs.I never New him as he died when my father (...Read full memory)