Growing Up In Mount - a Memory of Mountain Ash.
We moved to Mount 1962, I started school at Darran Las Infant School. Then moved on to the Comprehensive. How big it looked and the kids where so grown up. The grounds where just beautiful and the old house was incredible. The rooms where so filled with atmosphere. My imagination went wild. Staying behind use to scare me a little as there were a lot of ghost stories. Walking to school and back from High St was never a chore. I loved going over the bridge and if there was a train I'd run from one side to get the steam and then over to the other. Those steam trains, I just loved them. I could hear them when I was in bed at night, echoing up the valley.People say how could you like living there with all the coal dust, but I found it beautiful. All the wildness around. It didn't seem dirty to me at all. When I returned just four years ago I couldn't believe how different it is. There is a river walk now and yes it is cleaner. The pit is completely gone. The old building has been torn down, what a shame.I wish I could get a part of it to remember it by. The town seems so quiet, there's hardly nobody there now.
What memories. It would be nice to reconnect with some of my old school friends.
My name before I moved away was Susan Young
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