Nostalgic memories of Llantwit Major's local history

Share your own memories of Llantwit Major 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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Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • 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?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.


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My mother was born in Llantwit in 1928. Her parents, Jack and Katie Sutton kept the greengrocer’s shop next door to the Post Office in Wine Street. I was born in 1952 and although we left Llantwit eighteen months later, I have fond memories of visiting my grandparents. My parents bought a caravan on the beach in about 1967 (...Read full memory)

My great-great-grandfather was called John Price, and his wife was Caroline Bamford Escott. They had two boys, Leslie and Edward, known as Ted. They lived in the Old Court House, Turkey Street, this is now owned by Marion Petty, I do believe, who used to own the little sweet shop in the main street. (...Read full memory)

When I was very young I can remember that my mother used to let me run up and down the town hall steps.