Nostalgic memories of Tirphil's local history

Share your own memories of Tirphil and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.


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I remember traveling to new Tredegar by train from Bedwas, changing trains at Pengam to let Lewis girls off. I remember police keeping Lewis girls in the front corridor coach to stop us mingling. They tried it with compartment coaches but as the train turned up the valley, boys would walk the running boards on the blind side (...Read full memory)

I was born at 8 School Steet, Tirphil. 1928.  Parents were Jane Jones from Merthyr and Lewis Rees James of Railway Terrace, Tirphil.  My mother had left Merthyr to run a small shop opposite 8 School Street. Mother was pregnant with second child, Billy and running the shop, when she had appendicitis. I was passed back aged 10 (...Read full memory)

Whilst born in New Tredegar I spent a great part of my early life living in Colliers Row, Tirphil during the war.  My maternal grandmother Kate Hannan, she had lived in Colliers Row for an unknown period but having bred eight children including my mother Catherine it must have been for a considerable time. My brother (...Read full memory)