Bargoed, The Valley c.1955

Memories of Bargoed


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)

Although I was born and raised in Bristol, my dad was born in Bargoed, but not of Welsh parentage as grandparents moved there from Bristol in about 1909. Their 4 youngest children were born there, Dad being the youngest. So, I spent about 2 weeks there during school holidays at my uncle & aunt's house on Park (...Read full memory)

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)

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)

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