Ystrad Mynach, The Graig c.1955

Memories of Ystrad Mynach


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)

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)

MY MEMORIIES OF YSTRAD PARK AS A CHILD ' MY MOTHER AND HER FRIENDS WOULD GATHER ALL US CHILDREN AND WALK TO THE PARK WHERE WE WOULD HAVE A PICNIC AND PLAY ALL DAY MOST PEOPLE GOING BACK TO 1958 WILL REMEMBER THE SWIMMING POOL THAT NOW SADLY IS FILLED IN AND SHRUBS PLANTED . WE WERE EASILY PLEASED AND HAPPY (...Read full memory)

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)

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