Bargoed, The Park c.1955

Memories of Bargoed


I was born in Caerphilly Miners Hospital in August 1969 but I grew up in a property called Gladstone Villa with my mother and my grandparents. The property was a council one and it was split into four flats; we lived above the Thomas's at 1a. Mr Beer lived on the other side and would have his motorbike parked on the (...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)

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)

I grew up here from 1953 to 1970 when I left the village and went to sea in the Merchant Navy.Born in the only cottage next to the hospital at end of Pant street, but at age of 5 moved to Highfield Crescent where my parents lived all their then lives. I was a paper boy for Cliff Davies, my round was Highfield Crescent and Lewis (...Read full memory)

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