Memories of Tonyrefail

I lived opposite this Grammar School for 28 years and can see my old house in this photo...I raised my three children there and moved out in 2003, which I regret to this day...

I was born in Tyn-y-Bryn in 1948 at 15, Heol Haulfryn, and still love to see the house where I was born.

I believe that the children to the right of the photograph are me and my sister - Maureen and Elaine Holman. Maureen would have been 9 years old and Elaine 3 years. The date seems to coincide with our ages and we lived in Mill Street at that time.

I passed for Tonyrefail Grammar school in 1953, what excitement. It was so strange changing rooms for every lesson, hockey, tennis, Urdd, teachers wearing cap and gowns. The headmaster was T.Bowen Jones and was called Boss. The school was so big with pupils from places like Beddau and Ynysmaerdy. Coming from Gilfach (...Read full memory)

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