Ystrad Mynach, The Village 1938

Photo ref: 88705

Memories of Ystrad Mynach


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)

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)

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)

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)

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