The Village I Called Home - a Memory of Cwmllynfell.

Cwmllynfell is the place that I call home. I was born there in 1944 and lived on Gwernant Road with my aunt Marie and mam and dad. At the age of about five we moved down the hill to number 12 Gwilym Road which was next door to my grandparent's fish shop at number ten. My grand parents were John Walters (otherwise known as Jack) and my gran Elizabeth (otherwise known as Peggy.)

My father Gethin was a coal miner at the Cwmllynfell Colliery which was known as the Clink. Most of the children who attended the primary school on the way up to The Bryn had fathers who worked in this colliery.

Cwmllynfell was a very cultural village closely linked to the chapel on the square and St. Margaret's Church in adjoining Ystradowen. Each year the local amateur operatic society would perform at the hall such as Student Prince and Oklahoma,


A memory shared by alanatcpm on Dec 23rd, 2015.
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