The Story of Brynmor

Submitted by Roy Davies Brynmor wiped a thin smear of dust from his mother’s photograph with his woollen cardigan sleeve.   He pushed his glasses on top of his head and held the walnut frame further away as he refocussed on the familiar figure of his young manhood. Being the woman she was, his mother had fixed…

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Honoured aged 96 – Lena Charles, from Blaengarw.

New Year Honours: Volunteer, 96, delighted with BEM Among the New Year Honours in Wales is a BEM for 96-year-old Lena Charles from Blaengarw, Bridgend. She still organises tea dances and conducts Sunday services in the local chapel. Mrs Charles was a member of Women’s Royal Voluntary Service for more than 40 years and involved…

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Gwyn Williams

 Gwyn Williams was born in Pontycymer in February 1922 but later moved with members of his family to Oxford. By 1938 Gwyn was a professional boxer. He served as a p a r a c h u t e instructor during World War 11, mostly in the Oxfordshire area, but in 1945 he was sent to…

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Cyril “BUNNY” Eddington

Bunny was a well-known sportsman in the Garw Valley in the 1930s and 40s. He was a miner, a good rugby player and a very hard and determined middleweight boxer. Bunny never got knocked out or stopped in the ring. Bunny fought Billy Thomas for the Welsh Middleweight Title in 1935 but lost a hard…

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