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The Leather Stores.
The Leather Stores. (20140589)
You could smell the 'Leather' 6 shops away, one of Aberdare's very popular shops, always made a visit, always bought some thing. (Alun)
was the City Stores
was the City Stores (20130551)
(R.C.T. Libraries)
Making way for Tesco's
Making way for Tesco's (2013251)
Making way for Tesco’s in town – c1974 (RCT Libraries)
Conroys store
Conroys store (2013241)
Conroy's Decorating Store (opposite Wilkinson’s, Cardiff Street, c1980) One-time site of the Cinema and the Co-op Food Hall. (RCT Libraries)
The Card Shop
The Card Shop (2013240)
The Card Shop (2009). Originally the site of the Rising Sun. (Gerald Richards)
Market Day - Merthyr
Market Day - Merthyr (2013239)
MARKET DAY Merthyr Tydfil Market Day - 2009 (Gerald Richards)
Market Day - Pontypridd
Market Day - Pontypridd (2013238)
MARKET DAY Pontypridd – no date – probably mid 50’s-60s. (RCT Libraries)
Market Day - Aberdare
Market Day - Aberdare (2013237)
MARKET DAY W. E. Price’s ‘The Quality Stores’, Aberdare Market, circa 1930s. (the sawdust on the floor absorbed spills and breakages; with a little oil added to it to dampen it down, the sawdust also made the general sweep-up after a lot easier) Tins of Bartlett’s pears, fruit salad, pineapple cubes, English cream . . . Wye Valley jams, Horniman’s tea, butter, flour and lard . . . Red salmon, tin tomatoes – Oxydol . . . According to Wikipedia, Oxydol began sponsoring the NBC’s ‘Ma Perkins’ series (played by Virginia Payne) in the 1930s; the radio show was considered to be the first ‘soap opera’. (photo: RCT Libraries; blurb - Gerald Richards)
Now the day is over . . .
Now the day is over . . . (2013236)
Now the day is over . . . Market Street, Pontypridd - c1910 Moonlight and gaslight - beautifully atmospheric, like a Kincaid Christmas card. (photo: RCT Libraries; bvurb - Gerald Richards)
Halfords - yesterday
Halfords - yesterday (2013235)
Halford’s - yesterday Commercial Street, 1997 (RCT Libraries)
Morris Jacobs - interior
Morris Jacobs - interior (2013233)
Morris Jacobs, 22 August 1984 – interior. (RCT Libraries)
Morris Jacobs - exterior
Morris Jacobs - exterior (2013232)
Morris Jacobs, 1985 - exterior. (RCT Libraries)
Canon Street, Aberdare
Canon Street, Aberdare (2013228)
Canon Street – the Leather Stores on the immediate left (the Aladdin’s Cave for toys); Curry’s still open on the opposite side of the road. (RCT Libraries)
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)
Commercial Street, Aberdare
Commercial Street, Aberdare (2013222)
Commercial Street, circa 1980. Kwik Save just closed down. Mr Ewington’s newsagent’s shop opposite. (RCT Libraries)
The pop man goeth
The pop man goeth (2013212)
THE POPMAN GOETH Trotting at a steady one-horsepower speed, the popman goeth – Four large bottles of Corona for a bob – that’s 25p a bottle - (RCT Libraries - no date or location)
Victoria Square, 1962
Victoria Square, 1962 (2013208)
Victoria Square, January 1962 – photo taken outside the Red & White office, just opposite Compton House; two-way traffic, too (is that a Ford Popular passing Emrys Evans?) (photo: RCT Libraries; blurb: Gerald Richards)
A busy town
A busy town (2013189)
A busy town – Commercial Street, Aberdare, 1955. (Gerald Richards)
The green Shield Stamps
The green Shield Stamps (2013173)
The Green Shield Stamps of Tesco. (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)
Squeeze your memory . . .
Squeeze your memory . . . (2013171)
Squeeze your memory: Do you remember? Old Tesco’s – as it was c1980 (opened 1975 - where Wilkinson’s is now) (RCT Libraries)
Pinewood Studios – the real article
Pinewood Studios – the real article (2013167)
The Pinewood Studios, second-hand furniture shop, Cardiff Road (a few doors down from the Welsh School). None of that cellulose stuff here, only the genuine article: solid knock-on-wood! (photo: RCT Libraries - blurb: Gerald Richards)
Mrs Morgan's Shop
Mrs Morgan's Shop (2013149)
Mrs Morgan’s Shop, 181 Cardiff Road. Mrs Ellen Morgan kept a shop here for thirty-six years (March 1886 – Feb 1922). That’s a shop-life span for almost all of the shops in modern-day Aberdare! (photo: RCT Libraries - blurb: Gerald Richards)
Do you remember how busy it was?
Do you remember how busy it was? (2013506)
Do you remember how busy it was . . . in town? Cardiff Street, Aberdare c1950s. (photo by Glyn Davies) (RCT Libraries)
One of our pantries
One of our pantries (2013489)
One of our pantries – just to the right, the second phase of Coed Duffryn completes the skyline. (Gerald Richards)
And then there was Kwik Save
And then there was Kwik Save (2013482)
Taken from the bridge just above Jubilee Road, Godreaman, this old photo shows the first bend (foreground) on Cwmaman Road, and the road going to Abercwmboi in the distance. Kwik Save (God bless it) was still going strong. (Gerald Richards)
Footfall Aberaman
Footfall Aberaman (2013448)
Aberaman footfall – from 1/11 (10p) a pair . . . J. Mason, boot and shoe manufacturer, Lewis street. photo: c1900 (RCT Libraries - blurb: Gerald Richards)
Lewis Street, Aberaman
Lewis Street, Aberaman (2013412)
An old photo of Lewis Street, kindly loaned by George. Powell’s the drapery shop is on the right of the picture. (George)
Sweet Rationing ended
Sweet Rationing ended (2013065)
(Alun)
 Art work
Art work (20120030)
Kedwards Bakery, taken from my painting... (Alun)
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