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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)

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 lived at 92 west st with my grandparents Nellie and moses board.and my brother Adrian,My name is Andrew Jenkins. I Was born in 1947 and grew up in the 1950s I have a lot of memories of going up the mountain,up the park.to the swimming pool in summer.the lads Brian Evans,Lionel Jones.Peter Griffiths,Laurence Brobyn,and the schooldays. And we walked everywere,such good days.

I was born, in 1945, in the front room of my parent's rented house in Bristol Terrace, Bargoed. Open the front and you were on the pavement!!. We had no central heating, no double glazing, no indoor bathroom (tin bath hanging on a nail outside), no running water and we used the tepid water from the hotwater bottles (...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)

The Parc Hotel aka 'Reds' is located in Cardiff Road in Bargoed, it was once a residential property and was once called 'Gladstone Villa' and was split into four flats, the property and its surounding area has quite a history. It is not quite known how far the building dates back to but one of the (...Read full memory)

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)

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)