Aberkenfig, Catholic Church Of St Robert, Interior c.1955
Photo ref: A194302
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A Selection of Memories from Aberkenfig

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Aberkenfig

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For me it is a beginning too.I hope a making of new memories of a great Grandfather I never met, His name was Thomas Baker he was killed in the Parcslip mines tragedy. I New absolutely nothing about this till today as I've been searching for my Grandfathers family tree,he died at 39yrs.I never New him as he died when my father was 13yrs... I'm hoping that new light will come forward. It's unbelievable that I have ...see more
I was born in 1943 and lived at Ely Cottage, Rock Street. The house was built by my Grandfather around 1920, I have a page from a 1926 telephone directory stating that the house was a business address of the Adams Brothers, (not sure if this was my Grandfather William and his Brother George or maybe my Father, William George and his Brother Lewis Henry), however the business run was that of Mineral ...see more
I think this was in the mid fifties. We lived at 15 Dunraven Street and at the top of the street there was quite a steep hill (it's all closed off now) and at the top of the hill was an entrance to the Forestry Commision land. During school holidays a gang of us local boys would spend hours and hours playing in the woods, making a 'camp', playing cowboys and Indians... we had really good fun. There was ...see more
My memories of the Coronation-2nd June 1953 While I was studying at the Bridgend Preparatory and Commercial School two events happened which changed the course of history for Great Britain. In February 1952 King George 6th died suddenly in his sleep. He had been ill for some time but when the end came it was shock to the nation. Princess Elizabeth (heir to the throne) was on a ...see more