Memories of Tondu

Growing up in Aberkenfig was good fun. I attended Tondu infants and Junior schools, later on Ynysawdre comprehensive school. Along with quite a few of my friends, I was a member of Penybont Carnival display Band. Our jazzband went to a good many places I wouldn't have had the chance to vist otherwise. (...Read full memory)

One day I went to Porthcawl with my friend, we had a lovely day there except that I lost one of my shoes in the sand. My friend's dad was staying at a caravan down there so we went to visit him, he made me a sort of mule type shoe to get home. We were getting the bus and I was so worried about my mum telling me off on the (...Read full memory)

I am not quite sure of the date I moved to Tondu Primary School from Laleston Juniors near Bridgend after moving to Sarn, however, I think it was around 1955. The headmaster was a Mr Richards who I understand was renowned for making/carving Welsh love spoons. My form teacher I remember was also a Mr Richards, Tom, and I (...Read full memory)

I went to tondu from 1958 until 1963. I lived in Gas Street. I was the local paperboy from about 1963 till 1969 and new almost everyone. I knew the thomas's and Hetty Kendal. Much as changed in that area Ozzy Sullivan still lives there. you will remember Walter who lived in the old lime kilns which we called Walters Caves. he mended (...Read full memory)

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