Nostalgic memories of Penygraig'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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Evans the grocer previously mentioned was my grandfather, William Henry Evans who had a grocery shop at 50 Mikado St Penygraig. He delivered groceries all over Penygraig with the horse and cart. I can remember in the late 50's riding on the cart with him. He had several horses over the years but the one I remember was (...Read full memory)

I Remember Peglers when I used to deliver goods for them on a bike with a Basket on the front of it and the co-op was just across the road,A driver who delivered goods for them his name was frank who lived in belle view "Penygraig" asked to work for him after school for pocket money and tips.

My father, who is still alive, was born in Trealaw in 1917. He remembers the miner's strike and his father digging into the slag heaps to get coal. He remembers going to the soup kitchen and the strikers walking to London and coming back disheartened. His best friend was killed down the pit the first (...Read full memory)

Searching for a Nantymoel soldier of the 8th Btn Sherwood Foresters who fought the Germans in Norway in April 1940 as part of the ill-fated Norwegian campaign of the "Sickleforce" /148th Infantry Brigade (Territorials). I just found in Swedish Archives that a Pte Clifford Nicholas of 28 Wyndham (...Read full memory)

Can anyone remember Peglers Stores or Evans the grocer - with his horse and cart?

I was born in Penygraig in the 40's. I remember Churchill's garage, somewhere near the labour club. Does anyone remember George St, where Milwall's shop used to be? Also a chip shop was nearby.

My daughter needs to make a 3d model of something in Penygraig in 1960, can you help me please?

I was born at Llwynypia Hospital on June 10th 1947, lived at 6 Bishop Street, Penygraig, went to school at Penygraig Infants in 1950 and Hendrecafn Juniors, Tai Juniors, Craig-yr-eos Juniors and Seniors. Bishop Street is right opposite Craig-yr-eos School so I didn't have far to go, and always went home for (...Read full memory)