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Theme Calendar - Country Life

Featuring 12 captioned photos of Country Life. A4 sized calendar, opening to A3.

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Rural Life

Stunning, serene village scenes from the archive.

Memories of Merthyr Mawr

My family built and lived at Merthyr Mawr. My grandfather was a younger son, so left there when he grew up and married, to another Nicholl. However he managed the estate and when I was a small child we would regularly visit my grandparents, then living at Laleston, and would always spend time at Merthyr Mawr. At (...Read full memory)

The Punching Tree was in front of the church. I spent alot of time at Merthyr Mawr, camping with the 5th Bridgend Hope Church Girl Guides. I became Captain of them in about 1954. Does anyone remember the Water Mill? I also camped at Wig Fach at Gorwellion. My maiden name was Roberts and I emigrated to West Austalia in (...Read full memory)

Dear Marie, This is Jean Lewis, nee-Howells, calling. It is special finding you on the internet, I have thought about you now and again over the years, thinking how you got on in Australia. I have still got the little leather Girl Guide address book you gave me!! I remember your Mum and what a fantastic age, (...Read full memory)

What a 'Swinging Bridge' it was at Merthyr Mawr back in the 1050s! I don't know when it was changed to a 'solid' bridge, but how it ever survived the rough handling that we 'Cottage Homes Boys' gave it every year...Well! Amazing! We would walk down the lanes from the 'Homes', past 'Island Farm' POW Camp, then on past (...Read full memory)

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