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Caption for Aberystwyth, Castle 1892: Designed by Edward I's brilliant fortifications expert Master James of St George, Aberystwyth was one of a line of coastal fortresses built by Longshanks in order to impose his will upon the Welsh. It remained an important English garrison until 1404, when it fell along with Harlech and Criccieth to Owain Glyndwr. Recaptured by the English in 1407, it fell again to Glyndwr in 1408, but he was only able to hold on to it for a few months before it was once again in English hands.

Memories of Aberystwyth

As a student at Aber 1944-48 I used the Bing Kee (spelling as I remember it) laundry when I could afford it. Bing Kee and his wife seemed to be very old but there were two daughters (or possibly grand-daughters) of my generation. One was particularly attractive, but they were rarely on duty in the (...Read full memory)

Does anyone remember Binky's Chinese laundry in South Road? I remember watching them washing the sheets by the geulan (spelling?) just by the river at the back of the shop.

I have a bookmark with this exact same photo that my Welsh pen friend sent me c.1960. (I'm in America.) It has several other pics of Aberystwyth, and says "BOOKMARK BY FIRTHS" at the bottom.

As a student at Aber 1944-48 I used the Bing Kee (spelling as I remember it) laundry when I could afford it. Bing Kee and his wife seemed to be very old but there were two daughters (or possibly grand-daughters) of my generation. One was particularly attractive, but they were rarely on duty in the (...Read full memory)

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