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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 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)

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)

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 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.

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)

I hope this doesn´t distress anyone - that is not my intention, but does anyone recall the name of the young boy from east view who shot himself ? The reason I ask is, that for many years I lived and played there and hung out with him now and again down Bridge Street, but I never remember his name for the life of (...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)

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)

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)