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Photos of the Rhondda Valleys in Glamorgan / Sir Morgannwg, South
Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Photos of the Rhondda Valleys in Glamorgan, Wales
Glamorgan, Rhondda, Penygraig Co-op delivery van 1930's - Melville
Howells holding milk crate. Photo courtesy of my cousin - Jen Fehribach.
Rhondda Valleys was once famed as the
coal mining centre of the world. In times past the people of
the Rhondda would help each other with what little they had,
and your neighbours were often as close
Of course times have now changed, and even though I no longer
live there I will never forget my wonderful childhood growing
up in Ynyshir in the 1950's and 1960's. In those days you
knew the names of everyone in your street, and many outlying
streets as well. I grew up at a time when one could
travel long distances on your pushbike without fear of e.g. being
abducted or attacked. A visit to Cardiff National Museum or Caerphilly
Castle would be nothing out of the ordinary despite Cardiff being
about 18 miles away. I guess we all believe that 'the old days'
were the best - I certainly do.
If you have any connection with the 'Valleys' then I believe
click on a place name in the right or the left hand column.
for the places where your ancestors spent their lives can be interesting and rewarding, and I hope you will return time and time again to
this website, which is constantly being added to and updated. If you have any high resolution old photos of your cities, towns, villages,
hamlets or family, and would like to share them with us please
email them here.
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