Bargoed, The Town c.1950

Memories of Bargoed


Born on the 15th April 1950 in my grandparents front room in Bristol Terrace I didn't realize until now what we had in those " good old days". I am a self made millionaire but I would trade all what I have now for those wonderful days of living in the Rhymney valley . Memories you ask for and here are just some of (...Read full memory)

I lived at East View, Number 31 with Edgar and Myfannwy Howells from 1955 onwards. They were my aunt and Uncle. They looked after me when my parents died when I was 5 years of age. East View was a great street to be brought up in. Parents didn`t want kids in their homes during daytime. They were too busy cleaning coal (...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)

Does anyone remember the doctor at Bargoed Hall? First it was Dr Thomas E Richards and then later his son, Dr Arthur Richards who died in 1970. My husband used to visit his great grandma at Bargoed Hall in the 60s when he was a very small boy. He says Bargoed Hall (to him) was huge, dark and scary. His great grandma (...Read full memory)

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