Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Porthcawl, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Porthcawl

Historic Maps of Porthcawl and the local area.

Tommy was the ventrioquist's dummy and the morning's show was not to be missed when on family holiday from Penarth in early August 1936. I would be eight in the October of that year. As far as I recollect there was no entrance fee, I just sat on the sand along with a crowd of kids. Unfortunately I do not recall any of the repartee but there was plenty of fun. I have a vague recollection that the ...see more

in the harbour at Porthcawl there were some times moored two fast patrole boats owned by the Royal Air Force and they were painted in the colours of the R.A.F. Occasionally they would go off on patrol manned by R.A.F crew I have seen them going off on patrol gathering speed as they left the harbour.`That was many years ago as I am now 76 years old and living in Belgium