Nostalgic memories of Ynysboeth's local history

Share your own memories of Ynysboeth 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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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`ve really enjoyed reading about Ynysboeth on this site, I was born in Cross Street in 1957 and lived there until I got married in 1979. Reading all them names from Avondale Street brought back some great memories, some I remember, some I don`t (memory must be fading with age). I have an old copy of a photograph with all (...Read full memory)

I was born in 92 Avondale St and lived in 95 until I was 10yrs old. I remember the jazz bands and the fair ground that came every year at the end of Avondale, where the new Nant-y-Fedw is built. I also remember the Coronation street party; it was held in AB Metals factory canteen. Audrey Jones (...Read full memory)

Slogger, as you call him, was my father Gwilym Jones. His shop was at 86, Avondale Street, Ynysboeth. Back in his younger days, before I was born, he was a professional boxer and fought mostly in London. He had a shop at that address before the second world war and closed it down in 1939 when he signed (...Read full memory)

I am looking for photographs of the Ynysboeth hotel and Avondale street before the Bryncynon club was built Are there any out there ? Age is not important Please email

My memories are of my dad and his jazzband called Bryncynon Skylarks - we were good. I lived with my mam n dad at 15 Cross Street, till I moved to Pontypridd 12 yrs ago now. Would love to know if anyone has pictures of jazzband or carnivals from the 1970 -1979 thank you

I am a grandchild of Morris Davies and the daughter of Berwyn Davies. I can remember delivering the milk with my Dad with the horse and cart. I must have been very young but the memory is vivid. I am researching my family history and would be pleased if there are any relations still in the area.

My cousin Edna and her husband Walter, lived in 53 Avondale.

Boeth Boy Dig for me a Boeth boy’s grave Spare no sweat or time Measure how I lived my life Then build for me a shrine Scroll on the slab of pure gold I lived a Princely life For I have gazed the richest prize Touched their holy grail I drank good health with merry men Blue scars adorned their chests From (...Read full memory)

I also remember my first day at Ynysboeth Infants school, and unceremoniously being dragged there by my mother for the first time, because I didn't want to go to school. However, as I was happily greeted by the teacher on entering the classroom for the first time, I also saw this wonderful huge rocking horse directly in (...Read full memory)

I am currently writing up my memories and will add shortly.