Bargoed, The Collierry And Tip c.1955

Photo ref: B300043

Memories of Bargoed


I attended Heolddu Comprehensive school from September 1980 to May 1985. For the first two years I was going to the one that was in Park Cresent, formally known as Bargoed grammar school. Mr Keri Edwards was the head master then, very old school and strict and he was like a left over from the grammar school (...Read full memory)

My memories of Bargoed are going to the farm now known as the rafa club and shooing the cows across the road from the barns which are where the new police houses are opposite bargoed institute and getting a pint of milk from the farm straight from the stone sill which contained the milk churn cost 3 pence old money one half pence (...Read full memory)

The property was once residential and was originally called ''Gladstone villa'' apparently named after the former liberal prime minister William Ewart Gladstone (1808-1898). The Jones family were there during the first world war, a letter was discovered to be written by Mr Henry Jones (...Read full memory)

I lived at 31 East View, from 1956 until I went to college. I was the son of Edgar Howells and Myfannwy [in fact they were my guardians from 1956 onwards]. My story really unfolded big style in 1992-2001, and I made some fantastic discoveries.The story can be found on HTTP://art-science.com/agfhs/d_auer.html Dave Howells.

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