Llanbradach, Main Street c.1955

Photo ref: L283006

Memories of Llanbradach, Main Street c1955


I can remember celebrating the Coronation with a party, the streets were decorated with flags, it was a memorable day and photographs were taken, which I still have. I can name nearly everyone, friends and neighbours. I no longer live in Llanbradach, but I visit my mother every week, who still lives in the same (...Read full memory)

The High Street is where I was born in 1955.  In the street was the Working Mans Club, the Cinema and 'Jeffrey's' (the sweet shop where my brother and I used to go and spend out pocket money on a Saturday).  Once a year all the children would go to the Working Mans Cub for an orange, thrupenny bit and a stamp on the hand, (...Read full memory)

I was born in Merthyr Tydfil but my grandparents lived in Rees Terrace. My grandfather, Hugh Price Watkins, was the St John Ambulance driver for the pits. I lived and went to school in Llanbradach for about three months while my mother was in hospital. Whenever there was an accident in the mines, the phone would (...Read full memory)

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