Memories of Tonyrefail

I was married here in 1966, and most of my family. My dearest Mammy and Daddy were married there, and my daughter, two sisters and brother. Wonderful memories .... a lot of Christmas Eve Services with my cousin Pat and Bruce.. and some sad memories too.

Please excuse me for contacting you this way. Whilst renovating an old house, we came across an interesting legal document. It is dated 1881. Basically it relates to an agreement between Hopkins Rowlands, John Rowlands, Esther Rowlands and Gwen Rowlands. In it they agree to buy a house for £55!. The (...Read full memory)

Hi all, my name is Goff Stephens formally manager of Kirk Tubes Pontyclun. I am tracing my family tree. My nephew Dr Robert Stevens had a practice in Tonyrefail in the 70's. He emigrated to Canada. Can anyone give me any details of him at all. His wife's maiden name was Richardson ( can't remember her first name). I can be contacted Tel 01443226339 or phil.browne@live.co.uk Many, many thanks

Maiden name Winter. I was born and raised in Gelli-gron Terrace, which you can see in this photo was a side street off Waunrhydd Road. The location from which this photo was taken we called 'the tump' where we children of Waunrhydd Toad used cardboard sheets from Mrs Bridge's shop (next door to Carpanini's cafe) to slide down the hill, to end at the high wall above the then Penygraig bus stop.

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