Memoirs of Gladys May Davis (nee George)

By David JK Jones Gladys May George was my Grandmother, a prolific writer and avid diary keeper. I felt that some extracts from her memories might be of interest to Society Members. Gladys George was born at 19 Chapel Row, Llanharan on the 21st July 1908. Her parents were an Ystrad Mynach couple, Lucy Frowen…

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Capten the Pit Pony: a children’s story   

‘Capten’s  the cob with the white star on his forehead’, said Morgan. ‘He’s Bryn’s horse.’ Morgan’s older brother, Bryn, was a haulier in the pit. It was his job to lead the horse, hitch him up to a dram full of coal or timber, and bring him back and forth all day.

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Pontycymer Child’s Fall

On Thursday of last week little Willie Clifford Hawkins, aged five,son of Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Hawkins, Oxford St, Pontycymmer, met with serious accident. Whilst playing on the side of the hill which lies between Thornton Crescent and the Public Baths, Pantygog, the little fellow rolled down the banking and into the river, the fall…

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