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Ynyshir, Heath Terrace, the Jones Girls
Ynyshir, Marion & Valmai Jones
Heath Terrace, up the allotments
Ynyshir, Sue and Linda Jones 1965
Photos of Ynyshir (Page 4) in the Rhondda Valleys, Glamorgan
/ Sir Morgannwg, South Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Glamorgan, Rhondda, Ynyshir Wedding at St Annes Church
The pictorial memories on this page were kindly shared with us
from the collection of Mr. Royden J. Jones, who was born in the
front room of No.11, Heath Terrace, Ynyshir in January 1963.
father - Malcolm Jones - was born
in the cellar of No.1 Standard Terrace, before moving with the
family to 51,
Heath Terrace. Malcolm was one of 13 children.
Malcolm's father - James
- was the Lampman at Wattstown Colliery where all the sons of the
They had all attended the Infants School on Graig Road, and later
the Junior School on
Ynyshir Road as did Roy.
Roy's Great Grandfather - also James Rees
Jones, (Born in Neuaddlwyd,
Cardiganshire) ran an undertaking business
'Rhondda House' Now 110 Ynyshir Road, and he was responsible
burials of the victims of the Wattstown Colliery disaster of
photo in right hand column). James Rees and his family were in
Scranton, Pennsylvania in the
USA during the American Civil War, returning to Ynyshir in 1866.
that generation are buried at Llethr Ddu Cemetery in Trealaw.
Roy's mothers uncle - Giovanni (John) Assirati ran the Italian
Chip Shop in Ynyshir. Roy's parents met in Assirati's chip shop,
and they were later married at Pontypridd in 1955. Roy now lives
in Croeslan, Llandysul, Ceredigion (Cardiganshire).
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Wattstown Coal Mining Disaster Funeral cortege in 1905 - heading
for Llethr Ddu Cemetery, Trealaw
Glamorgan, Ynyshir, Standard Colliery Workmen in 1878
Rhondda, Cash and Company Shoe Shop
Rhondda Valley, Ynyshir, 77, Ynyshir Road, Preece and James Family
L to R Eirwen James (later Darby), her mother Ethel James nee Preece,
Rhoda Preece and daughter Linda (later married Graham Williams) and standing
in rear is grandmother
Annie Preece. Rhoda and Linda Preece lived in Wattstown, the rest of the above
family lived in Ynyshir. - image courtesy of Mr. Graham Williams