Nostalgic memories of Llantrisant's local history

Share your own memories of Llantrisant and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

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I was born at 81 Cowbridge Rd, Pontyclun. Parents, George and Gwen Edwards were in rooms with Tom and Bertha Anstey. In 1936 went to Pontyclun School, lots of friends there, Ray Wigley ,Don Summers, Norman Ellis and Percy Edwards. Was in Air Cadets, also played rugby for Pontyclun with my cousin Brandon Edwards (...Read full memory)

I was a World War II evacuee, and after a short "phony war" trip to Northampton, when the Blitz began I was sent to Llantrisant. I have nothing but warm memories of the town. I was thee years old and billeted with an appropriately named "Mrs Rock". After a short stay in Cross inn Road, I was billeted with a (...Read full memory)

My first memory of Llantrisant is when I was just becoming 16 and I had decided to hitch hike to Llantrisant to see a girl I had met at the Frasiethorpe Eilm chuch youth camp, which I did and our relationship lasted a few months, I went into the RAF and we drifted apart - young love is such a fickle thing!

This is the Llantrisant of my memory. The Llantrisant I first saw in January 1966. I married Gaynor Beatrice Jenkins, daughter of Winifred and Gordon Jenkins. We were married on September 23rd. 1966. She passed away to cancer on September 6, 2004. I always called her, with deep affection , my Flower of Wales. She was the very beat of my heart and I love and miss her so.............................

In 1965 I met Gaynor Beatrice Jenkins in Ettlingen, Germany. She worked for the Sewing Factory in Llantrisant and was on a work assignment in Ettlingen , Germany. She was one of twin daughters to Gordon Llewelyn Jenkins and Winfred Birch Jenkins. Her twin sister is Gillian Jenkins. We were married on September (...Read full memory)