A Message From Someone I Don't Know, And My Reply.... - a Memory of Maesteg.
Although I want to come back and add more odds and ends (and I will do), I had a message from someone I don't know, and in my reply rambled a little. It might be of interest.....
The message was:
"Are you thinking of Lynwen Rees and her brother Elwyn?"
and my reply:
Yes, thank you! I didn't know them well but I remember so many people, then a name will slip round the corner for a while and torment me! I gather that Elwyn went into the Police somewhere and did quite well for himself.
A shame that Maesteg isn't as it was, but then, where is? I suppose childhood memories are going to be different anyway, when we had no responsibilities nor worries, but the memories are very special. I learned that Sychpant seems to now be houses - unless I read the map wrongly; but my memory of passing the Red Cow is of a narrow, steep and sunny lane going down to a stream, then climbing steeply up again and coming out in (I think) Llan village? Paul Spracklen and the other boys I knew spent many happy hours there, and always became excited if we heard other people coming. 'Lovers' we would say quietly, and hide in the hope that we would see something we weren't meant to see, but that never happened!!!
Childhood in Maesteg. Great memories. (I'll add that to the site since I hadn't meant to write all that)!
Thanks again for your reply.
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