Early Visits To Bargoed. Should 54 Mc Donnell Road Come Onto The Market, I Would Be Most Interested. - a Memory of Bargoed.
My fathers first wife died very young following the birth of twins, one of whom died. My father, Edward Thomas Edwards had three sons , Brian, Neville and Vernon, and a daughter Mary, the sons being raised by his sister whilst the daughter was adopted by a relative of her mother. My father joined the army in 1939 and was stationed in Ripon where he met my mother. I started visiting my half brothers when I was six years old. They lived with my auntie Connie at 54 McDonnell road bargoed. All my school holidays were spent there. They were happy times. My grandfather worked in the colliery. I was taken to the park where there was an outdoor swimming pool. I remember the station, the emporium, the butchers opposite and Hazel's dress shop. I was regularly sent on errands to Sids grocers and the continental takeaway. I later remembered the macdonnell pub. I still am very nostalgic for macdonnell road. I was Jean Edwards back then. Now Jean Garbutt. Brian Edwards was the owner of the valley heating company at 22 hanbury road bargoed.
A memory shared byon Jul 13th, 2017.
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