A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith


A Memory of Abertysswg.

I remember so many people from Abertysswg that it was great to find this website and know there are people writing about the village I shall always think of as ' home '.

Had fate been kinder to me I most probably would never have left but things happen that make us make decisions and mine was to leave Abertysswg. Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like if I had stayed in the village but it is so good reading the memories of people from Abertysswg that I feel I still belong there and that is such a feeling of belonging!

I was in school with Christine Pritchard and the late Dorothy Tapscott. During the summer of 1958 I went on holiday to Seaton, Devon with Christine and we stayed at a bed and breakfast establishment owned by her brother Ken. Lovely times and cherished memories.

I remember going to the Queen's ballroom in Tredegar on a Saturday night as they held dances there ( long time ago ). We would go to the pictures in Rhymney at a building referred to as the Scala and also the Hall. Sometimes we would go to the pictures in Pontlottyn ( depending what popular film was showing at the time ).

I am writing this and realise I am becoming nostalgic so I shall end now and send New Year greetings to all the folk of Abertysswg.

Linda Shapiro nee Dummett

With thanks to Linda Shapiro for this memory of Abertysswg

Added 02 January 2012


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