Nostalgic memories of Margam's local history

Share your own memories of Margam 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?

This week's Places

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I too can remember the things mentioned especially going to Margam Abbey and looking over the graves, we used to do things like that then. I remember the names mentioned but didn't know them well. Teresa Foster was a friend and my older sister used to work at Fosters, it is through Teresa that I am able to comment (...Read full memory)

Knowing where to start with the many memories that I have of Groes Village is difficult. For many years my brother and I were dispatched, from our home in Hertfordshire, for the entire school summer holiday to stay with Mansel and Martha Jones, our grandparents, at 14 Groes, Margam. There was always huge (...Read full memory)

Groes village, my earliest memories. My first school, my lovely memories of chapel and also my very happy memories of time spent with my older sisters up Brombil Farm, where we used to call for Mrs. Maddocks to go to Sunday School. Picnics we used to have amongst the Rhodedendrons. So many happy days spent here in this village. SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO DEMOLISH. SO SAD.