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Memories of Bridgend

My mum owned Fords Fruit and Greengrocers in Nolton Street and my dad owned Bridgend Driving School. I’d love to hear from anyone who knew my parents.

My family moved to one of the staff houses in the grounds of Parc hospital when I was 18 months old. My father had been working as a plumber/heating engineer for a few years when he was offered a staff house. We lived in the cottages until I was 18 when we took over my grandparents house. My (...Read full memory)

Went to the college from Heolgam Secondary school when I was 16. Took shothand, typing and all office Business related studies was Dale Stanton then. Although I went to a secondary school I still managed to get my O and A levels here at the Technical College. Remember Mrs Malcolm what a teacher/lecturer she was (...Read full memory)

25th January 1932 - the day my grandmother died at Parc Gwyllt Hospital. A very sad story for her family but thank you for posting this photgraph - it does help. Fortunately the world has changed somewhat and also people's attitides to mental health. Living in Australia it was lovely for me to have a place to go (...Read full memory)

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