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The Heathcock, Aberdare
The Heathcock, Aberdare (2013256)
The Heathcock Inn on the left (‘Heath Corner’), and Pen Francis, tailor and outfitter – previously site of the Free Library - on the other side. Following a demolition and reconstruction programme in the early 1970s, the sites became part of the St Mair’s Day Centre and the Health Centre complexes respectively. (photo: courtesy RCT Libraries) (photo:RCT Library; blurb: Gerald Richards)
Chic Fashions, Aberdare
Chic Fashions, Aberdare (2013224)
Chic Fashions , Station Street – women’s fashion shop, owned by Jane Cooper. The photograph is undated – probably mid-sixties; the whole side of the street (which included the Aberdare Leader office, the Fire Station and the Tabernacle Chapel, was demolished in the early 1970s to make way for Tesco’s now Wilkinsons. (photo: RCT Libraries - blurb: Gerald Richards)
White bridge, black bridge . . .
White bridge, black bridge . . . (2013219)
White bridge, black bridge . . . The ‘white bridge’ winds away on the right; the ‘black bridge’ can be seen (shadowed amongst the trees just in front of Forge View) spanning the old railway line. Bell Place, bottom centre and just in front of the colliery showers (where Farrell’s is now). Double-barrelled gasworks top right. (early 1970s) (photo: Mr. M. Hughes; blurb: Gerald Richards)
Two old houses
Two old houses (2013199)
The two old houses which stood on the site of today’s Health Centre in town (the Poplars and Ty Mawr) were demolished in the early 1970s. The gulley between them and the old Rates Office (running between the high and low walls behind the Belisha beacon) was a right of way for miners going to the collieries at Gadlys and Bwllfa. (photo: RCT Libraries; blurb: Gerald Richards )
Squeeze your memory a little bit more . . .
Squeeze your memory a little bit more . . . (2013172)
Do you remember? Old, old Tesco’s as it was- c1970s - hiding behind the Abernant ‘bus (where Poundstretchers is now) (Gerald Richards)
Going home –
Going home – (2013168)
The Abercwmboi ‘bus outside Tom Man’s showroom, Cardiff Road, at 12 minutes to 4 (if Mr Mann’s clock is correct)c1970s. (Gerald Richards)
The Family
The Family (20120138)
Waiting for Shelley to give me a story to go with the picture (Shelley)