Can anyone help Gordon?
Posted by Lewis on the 26th July 2008
I was born in Trefelin, Trecynon, Aberdare in 1943 and lived there until I was three and half years old. My father worked in the mines and I have just one photograph of him taken in 1930 when he was 21. He died when he was 52 and I was 19. My mother is also dead as are almost all the family who would have known something about my father.
If possible could you tell me which mine he may have worked in and guide me as to where I can find out any more information about him and his working life in the mine.
He sang in 2 male voice choirs in the local eisteddfords and my great grandfather won a bardic chair for his poetry in a local eisteddford.
I look forward to your reply with interest
My Great Grandfather won a Bardic Chair, details on the brass plaque on the chair are as follows:
Aberdar Nodolig 1090’
He won this for his poetry at the Aberdare Eisteddfod in 1909. His Welsh poet name was 'Darren Fab'.