Treorchy - a Memory of Treorchy.
I was born on High Street in Treorchy in 1959 in the house that belonged to my grandparents and that my mother still lives in today! We moved to Stafford in 1962 for work for my Dad but came to visit Treorchy a few times a year. I remember going to the park with the swings and the witches hat and the "boat" which was somewhere in the vicinity of the picture here. I recall a little shop on the corner which sold penny ice lollies which my brother and I would always buy. And I recall in the field outside of the playground, there was a hut, and some bands used to practice in there. We could always here the music and I think one of the bands was The Strawbs. Not certain, cant find any record of it but I am pretty sure they used to practice there. I remember going to get ice cream at the bracchis in Treorchy, and fish and chips! I emigrated to Canada in 1981 with my (then) husband. I am still in Canada, just outside Toronto. Last time I was back in UK was in 2005 for my Dad's funeral in Treorchy. I went for a walk to the park and stopped in the bracchi on the High Street. Can't quite recall the name. Had a lovely cappuccino there! So many memories and so long ago. Seems like another lifetime. I hope somebody sees this post and writes back. Would love to connect and share some memories.
Ellen Lockley (nee Lewis).
A memory shared by on Dec 23rd, 2011.
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