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What is missing??
What is missing?? (20150027)
This picture was taken in 2014 looking down from the old Hearts Farm, what is missing is the Phurnacite plant, that used to dominate the centre of the Cynon Valley (Lee Jenkins)
Churches in our Area
Churches in our Area (20130566)
Churches in our Area Penderyn Church (Alun)
We will be here for 2 days 'Milk no sugar'
We will be here for 2 days 'Milk no sugar' (20130550)
Council workmen (Cynon Valley Remembered)
Peace Park - Bruces Fields
Peace Park - Bruces Fields (20130543)
This was taken a long while ago back in the 1950's ??..A Sunday night walk with your girl friend..when the world was younger...... (Cynon Valley Remembered)
Church Lads Brigade Band
Church Lads Brigade Band (20130542)
St Peters Church, Abercwmboi. 'Boys Band'. Strutting their stuff around Garden City....Summer 1959...preparing for the march through the village on Remembrance day, with the members of the British Legion to St Peters Church.... (Cynon Valley Remembered)
House in Grove Tce
House in Grove Tce (20120541)
Abercwmboi House in Grove Tce (Cynon Valley Remembered)
Mountain Ash 1946
Mountain Ash 1946 (20130533)
the Queen being made a member of the Gorsedd in Mountain Ash 1946 (Cynon Valley Remembered)
Hirwaun station
Hirwaun station (20130517)
(Cynon Valley Remembered)
black lion halt 1922
black lion halt 1922 (20130518)
(Cynon Valley Remembered)
Cwmaman Station
Cwmaman Station (20130519)
(Cynon Valley Remembered)
another view
another view (20130508)
Another look at the village (Cynon Valley Rem.)
Cap Coch School
Cap Coch School (20130154)
Asked through Jane's pages for names and dates (Cynon Valley Remembered)
Garden City
Garden City (20130153)
back ground the Plant...this is Oak Tce and Beach Tce in Garden City (Cynon Valley Remembered)
The New Road
The New Road (20130152)
The new road at a time when the world was younger, in this picture you can see the turning left where the access to new School is today, and the new hospital is on the right hand side... (cynon Valley Remembered)
A well earned drink
A well earned drink (20130151)
We think its some where in Cwmbach...but Miners are Miners..Alun (Cynon Valley Remembered)
UFOs over the Cynon Valey
UFOs over the Cynon Valey (2013449)
Mystery history with a local focal: Roswell . . . Area 51 . . . Cynon Valley . . . Most of us are familiar with the strange tales emanating from Roswell and Area 51 in the United States since 1947, but not a lot has been written about the ‘flying saucer’ stories which hit the valley in 1940 and the early 1950s. Here are a few of them: In April 1940, several men waiting for their works bus at the bottom of Cwmdare hill at 6 o’clock in the morning witnessed a ‘brilliant light’ shooting across the sky in a south-westerly direction. Given the hostile military conditions prevalent at the time, the reporter for the Aberdare Leader quickly reassured his readers that it was definitely not an enemy aircraft. It was not until ten years after this sighting (10 June 1950) that a ‘hover-plane’, or helicopter, was first seen flying over the Cynon Valley, introducing residents to the strange and wonderful aerial technology which had developed over the wartime years. But, within five months, things started to take a sinister twist when, on 4 November of that year, reports of ‘flying saucers’ seen at Paignton and on the Gower (Penclawdd), were augmented by sightings of “out of the ordinary” aerial objects that were seen above Brook Street, Aberaman, and in Hirwaun, where two women saw a couple of ‘star-like’ lights with pointed tails that looked like the headlights of a car. On 27 January, 1951, an amber sphere (about ‘twice the size of a football’) was seen in the sky above Mountain Ash by several people. Described as ‘glittering like a diamond ring’, the UFO travelled in an easterly direction for a full two minutes before it eventually went out of sight. One lady, who thought it may have been a fireball, dismissed the idea that it was an airplane because it made no sound. Just after midnight, and almost a fortnight before Christmas in 1952, a ‘sphere of blazing light’ with a cigar-shaped object just beneath it, was observed above Abercynon and heading towards Treharris. And two years later, on 6 November, 1954, a ‘flying cigar - brilliantly illuminated with a yellow light’ was seen flying over North View Terrace. The two witnesses, from Godreaman, described its appearance as being similar to the shape of an electric light bulb; it was moving slowly and silently, and finally disappeared out of sight beyond the mountains above Abercwmboi. On the evening of 13 August, 1955, two revolving silver discs were seen by two ladies in Catherine Street, Aberdare; the ‘saucers’ flitted over the Graig and headed off in the direction of Mardy. It should be remembered that supersonic speeds and space travel were still several years away, although it can be assumed that aeronautical experimentation following the war years would have reached a hiatus by the time these sightings were recorded. Indeed, the Russian Sputnik satellite was in orbit by October 1957. But would that have satisfactorily explained all of the sightings listed here? Perhaps, it would be better to keep an open mind and adopt the Shakespearean attitude that there are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in our philosophies. (Gerald Richards)
Happy New Year, Aberaman! 2013
Happy New Year, Aberaman! 2013 (2013446)
The new day rising above the Cynon Valley - Asda car park. Happy New Year, Aberaman! (Gerald Richards)
The Christmas Bus
The Christmas Bus (2013443)
The Council ‘Christmas bus’ which ran during the festive season was that extra touch of magic which added to the growing excitement of every boy and girl (and a lot of adults, too) in the district. This bus celebrated the event in 1959 Always a busy time of the year, as far back as 1912 the Aberdare Leader could report that a total of 6,793 passengers travelled almost 800 miles within the Cynon Valley on Christmas Eve. And think of the poor postman: in 1955 (four years before this particular ‘bus ran the Santa trail) over 100,000 letters were handled by the Aberdare post office on 21 December; by 1963, the number of cards and letters were well in excess of half a million. Mind you, not all of them were destined for Aberaman, but I bet we got our fair share! (RCT Libraries - blurb: Gerald Richards)
the pineapples of Aberaman
the pineapples of Aberaman (2013435)
Here is a photo of Aberaman House in happier times. The photo shows the large pavilion erected on the grounds in which a sumptuous banquet was given by Sir George Elliott on the occasion of the opening of St Margaret’s Church. Note the pineapple trees in the background – a much-cultivated fruit in the mansion houses of the period, including the Cynon Valley; and several prizes and nominations were won at leading exhibitions and shows in the country (including the Royal Horticultural Show). (RT Libraries - blurb: Gerald Richards)
Cormmercial St 1927
Cormmercial St 1927 (2013136)
(Cynon Valley Rem)
Penrhiwciber Colliery
Penrhiwciber Colliery (2013132)
(Cynon Valley Rem)
Ynysmirig Road.
Ynysmirig Road. (2013131)
(Cynon Valley Rem)
Bryntirion
Bryntirion (2013130)
(Cynon Valley Rem)
Minners Hall
Minners Hall (2013128)
(Cynon Valley Rem)
Plant Electricians Oct 1987
Plant Electricians Oct 1987 (2013120)
(Cynon Valley Rem)
Abercwmboi Without Trees
Abercwmboi Without Trees (2013118)
(Cynon Valley Rem)
Snow
Snow (20120098)
Snow in Park View Tce 2010 (taken from our site by Cynon Valley Remembered.) (Caroline)