A Memory of Abertysswg.
Well, it's 1960 onwards for me because that's the year I was born! My dad was Bill Pritchard and he was the secretary to the manager at McLaren pit. We lived in McLaren Cottages, my mum and dad had me late in life, having married in 1929, they were 48 and 52 respectively when I came along! As well as me there was Molly (born 1930), Ken (b 1932), Christine (b 1942) and Robert (1947-1997). My dad died in 1973 and my mum died in 1983. I moved to Cardiff in 1984 and have been living in Aberdeenshire since 2005. Does anyone remember the following?
Mr and Mrs Owen's butchers shop; Mrs Lippiatt who ran the Post Office: Roffi's; Alan Crane the newsagent; Merle who ran the wool shop (later the fish shop), Mrs Jones who used to live in the 'Big House' (McLaren House), the Co-Op, Dr Ieuan, Dr Connolly (from my mum and dad's time), Abertysswg Infants & Junior School with the teachers Mrs Edwards, Mr Eynon, Mr Davies, Mr Howells the Headmaster...
It would be lovely to hear from anyone who remembers my mum and dad and my dad's parents - they lived at 25 Arthur Street - and my mum's parents the Moxeys who lived at Greenfield Street, New Tredegar. My mum Glenys was in service in the 1920s in London (Mill Hill) for a family called Dewar. She had two sisters who nursed at the Isolation Hospital at Bedwellty and they both contracted TB and ultimately died from it.