Woolworths 1955/6 - a Memory of Pontypool.

I started out working life at the pontypool store ,Mr Galander manager ,in the stockroom with Gwen later on the floor 'then being moved to Newport! Those were the days when ponty Meant something!! The streets were full on Fridays and Saturdays' Woolworth's store was always crowed out . Sunday the monkey parade!
It seems my grandparents Edward Langdon was well known as a Methodist minister at park terrace ,also as a grocery store owner before the war! We lived at pontymoel, Lornacliff, opposite Saunders garage my father was a motorbike
Owner and a great pal of Phil Saunders.
My aunt had a cake shop on the Clarence ( Ethel Williams), uncle jock Ramsey worked for the free press so did
Uncle Eddie Price !
last visit to ponty ,was my last ,a ruin of a town. All the Italian café,s gone ,the coop a ruin ,the market,
A sad end closing at 3 pm on Saturday , Smith's bookshop gone. The museum closed half the time! Poor Pontypool
Memories are sometimes better than reality!!
Terry Price.


A memory shared by Terry Price on Jun 9th, 2019.
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Tue Jun 11th 2019, at 6:05 am
Nick Beard commented:
I remember Woolworths in the fifties. Peanuts in a chrome stand with a light overthem so they kept warm. EMBASY records which were a copy of the current hits, 78rpm then. Toys! Loads of them I saw a tin trolley bus Empire Made it had stamped on it. My mum bought it for me.

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