Nostalgic memories of Glyncorrwg's local history

Share your own memories of Glyncorrwg and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

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My Dad was born in Gyncorrwg in 1941 and worked in the mines. My memories of Glyncorrwg would be staying with my grampy Tony who lived up the top.I still visit the village as I have cousins there I love the place, so quiet and peaceful with all the hills around you. I plan to go back in the next few months to surprise my cousins and have a good old catch up.

Iwas in the Merchant Navy, just returned from "D-DAY" invasion "OMAHA BEACH", to Port Talbot for new cargo to return there and spent a few days with my Uncle Fred & Aunt Maisie, at 31 Cymmer Rd, next door to the cinema. Maisie was one of the LEWIS family, her brother's name was IDRIS, after leaving the Merchant Navy (...Read full memory)

My father Douglas Graham Lewis was born at 10 Norton Terrace Glyncorrwg in 1918 until he moved to Surrey in 1938 with his parents John & Mabel and brother Eli. As far as I know they lived  in the same house until they moved away. Would be nice if some one remembers the family.

I've never been to Glyncorrwg but my mother, Ivy Lillian Lyonson nee Palmer was born at Nythfa, Cymmer Road (the house didn't appear to have a number only a name) in 1915. Before their marriage, her parents lived next door but one to each other at 4 and 8 Baxter Terrace. My grandmother was Catherine Sarah (...Read full memory)

I was born in Glyncorrwg in 1963. I moved to Hereford with my parents (Warren and Sylvia Jones) in 1967. During school holidays I used to visit my gran and aunt. I have memories of sheep wandering in the streets. My gran would take us to Sidoli's for a tub of ice-cream and I would ask for cordial to be put over it, I used (...Read full memory)

My memories are from the 1950s to the 1970s. My grandparents lived opposite the Miner's Hall for many years. (28 Cymmer Road). My grandfather was a bricklayer in the pit and also the Treasurer for the Miner's Hall. I remember leaning on the railings in Cymmer Road with my uncle chatting to the farmer, who lived in (...Read full memory)

Two of my father's cousins lived in Melyn Street, namely Ambrose & Dorothy (brother & sister). I visited them more than once with my family and it was always a lovely time. Ambrose would walk with us around the village and point out all the places of interest and mainly where all our relatives had lived in (...Read full memory)