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The photos displayed in the window of WH Smith (left) give us a flashback of the pop stars of the mid-sixties - Gene Pitney, the Bachelors, and possibly a newish group called the Beatles. Boots (in the middle distance on the right) is also still with us, but the Coliseum cinema beyond is now a good museum of the town's history. The Central Hotel, next to Freeman, Hardy & Willis on the corner, is popular with students, but the young man walking down the road would now be unwise to try this today!

Other Memories from Aberystwyth

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 shop and when they were made obvious their low opinion of students. The laundry work was good, ...see more

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 shop and when they were made obvious their low opinion of students. The laundry work was good, ...see more

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.

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