Penygraig, Tylacelyn Road 1963

Memories of Penygraig


I was born at Llwynypia Hospital on June 10th 1947, lived at 6 Bishop Street, Penygraig, went to school at Penygraig Infants in 1950 and Hendrecafn Juniors, Tai Juniors, Craig-yr-eos Juniors and Seniors. Bishop Street is right opposite Craig-yr-eos School so I didn't have far to go, and always went home for lunch. (...Read full memory)

Searching for a Nantymoel soldier of the 8th Btn Sherwood Foresters who fought the Germans in Norway in April 1940 as part of the ill-fated Norwegian campaign of the "Sickleforce" /148th Infantry Brigade (Territorials). I just found in Swedish Archives that a Pte Clifford Nicholas of 28 Wyndham Str. (...Read full memory)

My father, who is still alive, was born in Trealaw in 1917. He remembers the miner's strike and his father digging into the slag heaps to get coal. He remembers going to the soup kitchen and the strikers walking to London and coming back disheartened. His best friend was killed down the pit the first (...Read full memory)

Evans the grocer previously mentioned was my grandfather, William Henry Evans who had a grocery shop at 50 Mikado St Penygraig. He delivered groceries all over Penygraig with the horse and cart. I can remember in the late 50's riding on the cart with him. He had several horses over the years but the one I remember was (...Read full memory)

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