Nostalgic memories of Maesteg's local history

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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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I lived in West st, Maesteg, until 1959, when I moved to South Shields.

I was interested to see the photgraph of Maesteg,with the shop Leila Daniel Leila and i married in Vancouver in 1978,and i think that's her Father standing in the shop door way,although i never met him. . Regards, Alan Robertson.

I so remember the 7777 club & the owner Clem Williams ....Clem would book my show several times through the year & I considered him a friend I used to love the rides in his old Rolls Royce ...I often wondered what happened to the club & Clem ...I moved up North and then lived abroad a few years later & lost touch. Steve Eagles

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 (...Read full memory)

IWAS BORN PATRICIA ANN MACHON IN HOVE SUSSEX IN 1943 BUT CAME TO LIVE IN MAESTEGLOVED MY STAY IN MAESTEG AND MADE A FEW FRIENDS THERE, I WENT TO PLASNEWYD IN 1948 AND MET A FEW GOOD FRIEND THEN WENT ON TO LLYNDERW SCHOOL I THINK I KNEW SANDRA SHE IS AROUND MY AGE,, I ALSO HAVE RELATIVES BY THE NAME OF STONE AND I BELEAVE THEY LIVED (...Read full memory)

I was born in Quarella Road Hospital in Bridgend, but grew up on Cwmdu Street, Maesteg. Often went to the top of the street to get sweets and pop for myself, and a fresh gooseloaf for my mother. I remember it as a very happy time and place to grow up, with plenty of local friends, and a safe environment.

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: Hi ******, Yes, (...Read full memory)

l was born in 1942 & lived in 16 Temple Street, we lived just around the corner to the swimming pool. We spent hours there as kids, Mr Maddocks was in charge of the pool & loved to teach the kids how to swim. l can just see this big hairy man that was always bright red from sunburn walking around the pool telling us (...Read full memory)

My sister, Helen, and I lived at No. 3 Plasnewydd Street and, although Helen now lives in Lechlade in Gloucestershire and I have finally come to rest (no, not dead - yet) in Cardiff, we talk every week and often reminisce about our happy childhood in Maesteg - about people and places and things which happened. There (...Read full memory)

I used to look forward to the Town Hall dance, the place used to be packed. Those were the days of "Teddy boy suits", jive and bebop. I was born in Grove Street, Nantyffyllon but grew up in Llwydarth Road, but funnily enough spent most of my teenage years back in Nanty doing my courting. Does anyone remember the 21 Cafe? We used to gather there and have a steamed pie and coffee.