Bargoed, The Colliery c.1950

Memories of Bargoed


My fathers first wife died very young following the birth of twins, one of whom died. My father, Edward Thomas Edwards had three sons , Brian, Neville and Vernon, and a daughter Mary, the sons being raised by his sister whilst the daughter was (...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)

I started at South Bargoed Infants School in Park Crescent in Bargoed in September 1973. It was just a two minute walk away from where I lived at Gladstone Villa in Cardiff Road. Mrs Owen was the head mistress and I remember one of my first teachers, Mrs Jean Morgan. I also remember Mrs Vera Davies, sadly she died in (...Read full memory)

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)

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