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Caption for Aberystwyth, The Castle 1903: The first castle here was built by the Normans, and rebuilt by Edward I. It was captured by Owain Glyndwr in 1404 and recaptured by Prince Henry in 1408. The castle was held for the King in the Civil War, but surrendered in 1646, and subsequently fell into decay. The ruins were transformed into public gardens - here we see a crowd gathering to watch a Pierrot troupe (right).

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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