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South Wales Photographic Memories

South Wales Photographic Memories

The photo 'Kenfig Hill, Pisgah Street c1965' appears in this book.

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Caption for Kenfig Hill, Pisgah Street C1965: This kind of view is often found in this region - 19th-century terraces sprang up to house workers in the coal and iron industries - but Kenfig has a long history dating back to the Bronze and Iron Ages. The River Kenfig (in Welsh Cynffig) divides the area into two. In medieval times the town boasted a castle, a port and a church, which were overwhelmed by the sands in the early 16th century.

An extract from South Wales Photographic Memories.

Memories of Kenfig Hill

The lovely Thomas family took me in as an evacuee during the war years, they had a daughter, Myra or similar. Sundays were special, we visited grandparents up on a hill. Moria C.M. Sunday School presented me with a Bible which I still have. Night chapel, the children had to go down the front and read a (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1939 and grew up in Kenfg Hill, living at 65 Pisgah Street, Foster Buildings, and 7 Albion Place during the war years. Albion Place was then in an area of Kenfig Hill known as The Huts, because the dwellings were all semi detached of wooden construction, rather like large chicken sheds, but by all accounts (...Read full memory)

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