A Long Time For Me - a Memory of Maesteg.

I was born in Maesteg in 1943, and lived in Station Hill, which was also known as Butlers Hill to some. I went to Plasnewydd School, and then to Llwynderw. My neighbours were the Charles's and Peggy and Jim Wills, whose son Melville was my friend. My father, Kenneth Kennedy, died after a coronary on Xmas eve 1964 in Maesteg Rugby Club (7777); he was well respected. It has been a long time since I was back home, as I now live in England but I shall always remember my childhood days, as well as my 1st job in Cwmdu Colliery. Such memories are priceless and eternal.


A memory shared by almatey1 on Mar 7th, 2016. Send almatey1 a message

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Fri Jun 17th 2016, at 9:45 am
keith.davies79 commented:
I was also born in Maesteg 1943, but in Garth. Butlers hill was known as that because my great grandfather Butler was a shoemaker there early 1900's. I briefly went to Plasnewydd when my parents were running the Casle Hotel ( 1951) but mainly to Garth junior mixed then the Grammar school (1955-60).
I have not been there for many years and don't have any contact there now.
William Keith Butler Davies (17th June 2016)

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