Cwmcarn, The Craig 1954

Memories of Cwmcarn

Has anyone old photos and or memories of the Park Hall cinema? There was also a cinema/ picture house called the Olympia somewhere in Cwmcarn that probably was for silent only and closed when films went "sound". A friend is researching the history of cinemas through the valleys and this is an assist for him as well as being interesting for other readers.

Hi, my dad Robert Browning, who had 6 brothers and 2 sisters, lived in Cwncarn and went to school at Cwmcarn and Abercarn, my dad's friend was Tommy Morgan, they had some good times. My dad now lives in Birmingham, but would like to get in touch with anyone that remembers the Browning brothers, and 2 sisters. My dad lived in (...Read full memory)

My parents, Les and Lorna Hodges and my sister, Jean, moved into 22 Abercarn Fach in approx. October 1954 just after I was born. My family were the first family to move into the newly built 2 storey flats. We lived above Bill and Gwen Maggs and their daughters, Denise and Elaine. The Way family lived in number 19 and (...Read full memory)

My Dad Ivor James was the conductor of the Dorian Singers,they sang all over especially in Park Hall the old cinema,they also sang on the BBC radio.

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