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Caerau Memories

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Anyone recall a family called the pyes? My dad Terry SHEARAN who sadly passed away 4 years from alzheimers. Often spoke of them.. With their really short hair but with tufts at the front.. My grandad wa s willy.. My dad had 5 brothers and lived caerau Rd..y other grandad was Tommy mac.. Hope some one remembers.. I think my grandad Tommy lived with Annie halfyard..

Does anyone know of the family of Mary Walters, died late 1930s. Her children were: John Walters, Christmas Walters, Gwenllian (Gwendoline) Walters and Charlie Walters. Gwenllian was my grand-mother and she lived with my mother, Ivy in Dunraven Place (The Monkey), Mary also had 2 children from her second marriage to Francis Augustus; these were Augustus and Elwa.

My Grandad Jones purchased 141 Caerau Rd from 2 ladies following WWII - it cost him a grand total of 450pounds. The ladies stayed on and rented a back room for a while before Grandad had his father Oliver, his father's mistress Martha and his brother Glyndwr move in. It was a reasonably large house compared to that which (...Read full memory)

My grandma, grandpa lived in Caerau, I'm looking for information, memories of them. Trevor Lavercombe was my grandpa, I don't know my grandma's . I'm not too sure on my grandpa's first name. The Lavercombe family lived in John Street, Nanty, Can anyone help me please, I'm trying to find information, They then moved (...Read full memory)

Does anyone remember the Jones family in Caerau Road. John and Alice?

I knew Iris and her sister, Kathleen...I am not sure if their surname was Philips. Iris would have been about 10 years old in 1950's, Kathleen was older, they had brothers who were working. I lived with my gran in Bryn Terrace and I would walk down the steps and they lived on a terrace off to the right. I lost touch when I returned to London.

My nan - Francis Bowen moved to Blaencaerau from the Rhondda at the age of 7. Married Idris Bowen (my grandad) who worked in Caerau Colliery and then Midcast. Living in Blaencaerau didn't change in many years as I shared a lot of the same outdoor activities as my nan, and my mother after her. Slidding (...Read full memory)

Hi, just wondering if anyone remembers my dad Freddy Pye? he was born in Albert Street in 1946. my grandparents John and Doreen and my great grandparents Laura and Syl Pye also lived in Albert St. Dad has great memories of his childhood in Caerau. It would be great to be able to tell him that someone on here remembers him. We moved to Northamptonshire in 1972 but Wales will always be home.

I believe Annie Evans was my grandmother's sister. I also have fond memories visiting Caerau and my cousins in Surrey at Gwyneth's house, we lived in Slough until 1954. Last family visit was 1950 when they all went to the pub while I babysat, who I believe were Gwyneth's children. Would like to (...Read full memory)

I have very fond memories of Caerau. I was born 1946 and I loved Caerau. We had real fun times in the summer picking whimberries and your mam making delicious tarts, families gathering on the mountain for picnics, spending hours on end in the park and making up our own concerts. Picking flowers from the woods and pushing (...Read full memory)