Porth-y-waen, Shropshire

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Porthywaen born and bred, lived at the Gate House for nearly 30 years with Mum Dad and 2 Brothers, Dad lived there most of his life he was born next door at Yew Tree Cottage in 1940 his father worked in the quarries and some very interesting stories have been passed down. Went to porthywaen school between 1975 and 1981.... no central heating in there just a big roaring coal fire either end of the classroom, can ...see more

I lived at Coopers Lane with my mother and grandparents - grandfather Bill Lewis was the lime burner for the quarry. I went to Porthywaen chapel and attended the school. Families from there were moved to Brynmelin when they were retired from the quarry. Grandad was always known as Bill the lime burner.