Nostalgic memories of Penrhiwceiber'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 am told that in the 1950's a number of families from Penrhiwceiber would come to Tarrington in Herefordshire to help with the hop picking. They would arrive at Stoke Edith Station (which was actually in Tarrington) and stay in a disused Mill just over the other side of the lane. The farmer's name was (...Read full memory)

I lived at no 50 just 2 doors down from st Winifred’ s church from 1944 to 1964. My mother was Stella Jeffery and my grandparents Mona and Charles (Jeff) Jeffery who was a dentist and had his surgery at No 50. Does anyone remember coming to see him? My name is Sue but I was generally known as Susan Jeffery. I too (...Read full memory)

Trying to find information on the reeves family who lived in wood field terrace Penrhiwceiber my father was born there grandfather worked down the pit There . but moved to Coventry in the late 1920.trying to find if anyone can remember the reeves/thomas/ And Walter Morris Edwards who Owned a (...Read full memory)

I lived in Rheola St. from 1941 till 1950. Opposite Maggie Ropey. Never knew her real name, but I think her husband worked in the pit.Other shops I remember, Jackie Morgan, Fruit and Veg, Mr Kean,private Grocer, Peglers,Grocers, and Barnes and Bullens,Newsagents, by the Clock.Two of my aunties sang in (...Read full memory)

Gwernol,1 Penybryn Terrace.I remember it well. used to play rugby/football round the back of Penybryn with Roger Thomas and Gerald Davies,well tried to anyway!! Rogers father Les ,i seem to remember went to play for Oldham rugby league club Gerald had two sisters, Elaine and Christine . others that I have fond (...Read full memory)

Hi, my name is Marilyn Piper. I have lived in Sydney, Australia for 42 years and now reside on the Central Coast. I was born at 111 Penrhiwceiber Rd, Penrhiwceiber in 1945. My mother's name was Annie Parker who had 4 brothers. My uncle Willlis Parker was a builder in the area. He had 11 children (3 emigrated (...Read full memory)

My friend, Alcwyn Evans, lived at 99 Penrhiwceiber Road and we were in the RAOC in Belgium from 1958 to 1960. When we came out we lost touch. I would like to hear anything about my friend.

My mother lived at Morris Ave, Penrhiwceiber but I was born in 1942 at The Lady Aberdare hospital Mountain Ash. My mother walked through the snow to get to the hospital, the matron told her she was foolish doing that because the baby (me) could have been born in the snow. My father, an Irishman, was (...Read full memory)

Hi, I remember Willis's shop very well, my mother shopped there every day, and remember the Persian cat they had named Ration. I lived next door to Rosie's cafe and was friends with all the family. I also played over the pit, and also moved to the Midlands - 'Stoke on Trent'. I love sharing these memories, I went (...Read full memory)

Alfred Ernest and his wife, Violet Emily, lived at 65 Trefelin Street, Penrhiwceiber, and had children there. They were probably members of the Salvation Army - does anyone have information on the family and of the Salvation Army there please?