Gileston, South Glamorgan
Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Gileston, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.
Read and share your memories of Gileston itself or of a particular photo of Gileston.
I remember LLantwit with love, having spent many happy holidays there. I still recall the warm summer days spent playing with the local children and snowy winters, snug in my Nan's house celebrating Christmas with family and friends. In about 1939 My granddad, Henry Darey,was stationed in Llantwit as coastguard. He and my Nan (...Read full memory)
I was born in Gileston Manor Cottage. My father was chauffeur to the manor residents, Mr and Mrs Clay. I had grandparents living in West Aberthaw and Sea View Farm, Batsleys. We then moved to Glyndwrtthan where I lived until I was married in St Athan methodist chapel which is now Chapel surgery. I am proud that my dad Cyril (...Read full memory)