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In the early ninties my son Dewi started going to the Boys Club as it was. Unknown to me and some of the other parents who took their children there the leader Mrs Hammond was coming to the end of her time there (she had been leader for many generations). As a group of parents we suddenly found ourselves (...Read full memory)

My paternal grandparents lived at 19 Brynmynach Avenue during the early part of 20th century. My grandfather worked at the local colliery until his death in 1937. Grandmother died in 1949 but two of her sons,my uncles, lived there until 1982. The family were Davies, David( Dai) and Annie. John and Dick were two of (...Read full memory)

I left Heolddu comprehensive school in Bargoed in 1985 and I went straight onto a YTS. I had to get a bus down to Ystrad to start my apprenticeship at ''Ystrad Mynach training workshop'' which was in Penalta Road. I started there around June of that year, I was on the upholstery section where I was (...Read full memory)

I'm trying to remember back a long time, hopefully someone can help out. Grandparents on Dad's side lived in Ystrad, in a house I think was called Pentwyn, in Penallta Road, on a slight hill not far from a railway overbridge for the Rhymney Railway. Grandpa was called Frank Wallington Field, he worked as an insurance (...Read full memory)

Over seventy years ago my father and mother lived in Rose Cottage, half way down Commercial Street, but there was no Commercial Street then just a row of brick houses known as Brick Row. They faced the opposite way to Commercial Street and the church had a spire then, such a pretty village all flowers and water wheels, and baptisms took place in the brook.

My grandparents lived in Bryn Mynach Avenue (Beach family) and later my Uncle Fred & Aunty Doreen. My own mother had moved to London shortly after leaving school. My brother spent the war years in Ystrad and I have spent many a happy holiday staying in the area. I still have a lot of cousins living in Maes y (...Read full memory)

Who can remember going to the Saturday morning pictures? We would see films like 'Annie Get your Gun' and 'An American in Paris' , followed by the wonderful 'Captain Marvel' etc. My friends and I would often act out bits from the movies, singing and dancing on the pier head, which gave us a wonderfully (...Read full memory)

Having lived my entire life in Ystrad, and still a happy resident, I remember the village being a REAL village. Mum shopped in the C0-0p, whilst staff entertained her inquisitive children. Does anyone remember that amazing conveyor at the back of the store! Shopping was a social activity with Mum spending more time (...Read full memory)

My grandparents lived in one of the houses at the station, I have some older photos than shown on your site. My grandfather worked for the railway and I have lots of fabulous memeories of the area since the 1960s to 1985 or thereabouts. One of my brothers was schooled in Ystrad. I loved going back there. I stayed with my (...Read full memory)

I was born in Ystrad Mynach in 1931. I remember: the soccer field, watching Dai the goalie, the abattoir, Blackriver, cinema, arcade, Bottom Ystrad, the junior school, pre-war days. We were adventurous, often playing up on the rocks and in the pine plantation. My grandparents lived in Hill Street nd Bryn Mynach. Sadly we (...Read full memory)