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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.

Added 16 September 2009


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hello angela just found this site and found u on it I don't no if u remember me im Malcolm Callaghan I was in the same class as u in the jouniors istill live in abertysswg and remember all the things on it that u said
My father Doug Ward who died 8 years ago was a very close friend of Billy Pritchard. He came to see your mom and dad a few times and stayed over I remember Mum is still alive and remembers them both with fond memories.
They were big drinking mates and close during the Ward working as Bevin boys close all there lives my dad always smiled when he talked about Billy Pritchard
Ian Ward
Bill Pritchard was my uncle, I can remember visiting him many times in the early 1950s I used to stay with my gran Mary Ann Pritchard in the school holliday's, she lived in Arthur street
Bill Caple

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