Memories of Ferndale

I loved to visit my Aunty May’s house in Rhonnda Terrace, Ferndale. She was my grandfather’s sister, a lovely jolly person always happy, and she loved us kids coming to visit. We had to do a good bit of traveling to get there, but it was worth it. I remember Ferndale was really hilly, really steep, you would be out of (...Read full memory)

My maiden name was Bertorelli , my parents were John and Lena and had the fish shop at 39 Duffryn Street. Lots may remember my older brothers . Frank , Lewi, John, Ronnie Mario-my elder sister is Julia and our youngest sister is Tania. The family moved to Bridgend in 1957 . Sadly the boys have since passed away but we (...Read full memory)

I lived in the High Street in Ferndale from 1948 to 1961, my parents had a grocery/cafe next door to Margaratelli's fish shop. They were good years and I have lots of great memories. Ann Rasmussen, Marilyn Coopey and myself went to the Lower School and were fortunate to pass to Porth County School in 1953. If anyone knows the (...Read full memory)

My forebears lived in the Bedwas area and I saw Gellideg Isaf Farm on a memory posted by Roy Williams who was born at Gellideg Isaf Farm, Maes-y-cwmmer. My 3xgreat grandfather Moses Jenkins owned/rented Gellideg Isaf Farm in the 1800s. On the 1861 Census there is an Anne Williams aged 30 and unmarried shown as a visitor when the (...Read full memory)

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