Bargoed, High Street c.1950

Memories of Bargoed


Friday the 8th of April, 1984. The day I met the actor Jon Pertwee when he opened the visiting centre in Deri. I arrived around 10.30 am, the weather was dreadfull, raining, typical,..and Jon Pertwee was 90 minutes late! There were a load of people there and some obvious 'Doctor Who' fans, one dressed (...Read full memory)

I hope this doesn´t distress anyone - that is not my intention, but does anyone recall the name of the young boy from east view who shot himself ? The reason I ask is, that for many years I lived and played there and hung out with him now and again down Bridge Street, but I never remember his name for the life of (...Read full memory)

I attended the Y Graig Junior School that was in Llancayo Street in Bargoed from September 1976 to July 1980. The head master at that time was Mr Borrot. I started off in Mrs Williams class and I can still remember the pupils in my class! I can also still remember Mr Nicholas, Mr Tim Jones, Mr Ashton, Mrs (...Read full memory)

In February 1942, I and thirty other children from Northfield in Birmingham, were evacuated to Bargoed. I was taken in by Mrs Parker, who lived with her husband and Daughter, Phyliss, at 8 Plasnewydd Street. My life in Bargoed was idylic, I had great friends at Bargoed Inf and Junior School, I had the Graig to play on and so (...Read full memory)

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