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!!
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