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Photographs of Aberdare

Gadlys Secondary Moden School Class 1962

Top row:
1.---- 2.Elizabeth Harries 3.Vivian Clarke 4.Nerys Jones (me) 5-- 6. Sonia Magor
7.Margaret Bowditch (nee Griffiths) 8.Rhosalind ? 9.Miss Morse ?

Second row:
10.Haulwen Davis 11.-- 12.Alice Williams 13.Adele Jones 14.Sheryl Stansfield 15.Kathleen Williams 16.Jennifer Howells 17.Nerys Jones (2) 18.Velinda Rees
19.

Third row:
20.Rose ? 21.Wendy ??? 22. --- 23.Ray Llewellyn 24.--- 25.Ann Baker 26.Meryl Walters 27.--- 28.Brenda Harries 29.Gillian Hodges

The old giving way to the new

Blaengwawr Comprehensive School, Aberdare Girls School or The Aberdare Girls’ Grammar School and Aberdare Community School
The Old Sobell Leisure Centre ready for demolition and the new Sobell Center adjoining our new Community School

Old photograph Public Right of Way Ynys Aberdare

This photograph was sent to AberdareOnline by Gogsy today after speaking to him who has continually informed Rhondda Cynon Taf Council of the problems with this Public Right of Way the photograph was taken back in March he to is asking the question when is this problem going to be rectified permanently.

Aberdare Bus Station

Photograph taken 12 October 2014

Pigeons

Aberdare Bus Station Sunday 12 October 2014

Aberdare Bus Station

The hazard of pigeon droppings

Anti Bird Spikes

Anti Bird Spikes café area Aberdare Bus Station

Yaberdaberdare 2014

Aberdare branch of St John Ambulance are looking for volunteers so if you would like to volunteer you can contact them through their website http://www.stjohnwales.co.uk
The Aberdare group at Yaberdaberdare 2014 said they look forward to new members
Why not e-mail them today and you will be part of the team.

Yaberdaberdare 2014

Michaela Breeze and the team stop the demo for photograph

http://breezesgym.co.uk/#&panel1-1

Construction of the new school By Garath

This photo is of the construction of the new school at the Ynys Aberdare, taken from the top of Lletty Shenkin Quarry at Cwmbach, just in front of the TV mast. By Mr Gareth Williams of Cwmbach.

The Michael Sobell Sports Centre

Part of the new £50 million new school development with the Michael Sobell Sports Centre in the background

The Michael Sobell Sports Centre in Aberdare had been forced to close
The River Cynon in the Cynon Valley had bursts its banks due to flooding.

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2013-12-23/river-cynon-bursts-its-b...
https://twitter.com/RCTCouncil/status/415107976027193344

Aberdare Park 19 February 2013

Photograph by John Bulpin Electrical

Glandare 19 February 2013

Photograph by John Bulpin Electrical

Aberdare Girls Grammar School 1965-1970

This is a black and white photo of the form I was in,in the Girls Grammar School, Aberdare, between the years of 1965 and 1970. I'm not sure what year this was, but I know I'm in there! I'm not telling which one tho...it was a long time ago!

Trolleys In The River Cynon

Dumped Shopping Trolleys In The River Cynon

Trolleys In The River Cynon

Dumped Shopping Trolleys In The River Cynon

Dumped shopping trolleys in the River Cynon

There seems to be a large number of dumped shopping trolleys in the River Cynon

High Street Aberdare rear of our Georgian style building

High Street Aberdare rear of our Georgian style building needs a bit of work

Black Lion Aberdare

Aberdare the Black Lion in the background not Part of the £7.7 MULTI-MILLION-POUND scheme to regenerate Aberdare town centre

In Victoria Square in the centre of Aberdare stands a statue of Caradog. Designed by the world-famous sculptor Sir William Goscombe John, known as ‘The National Sculptor of Wales’, the statue was erected in 1920. It depicts Caradog conducting his choir with a Baton in his hand. Perched behind him is his violin.
http://caradog.org.uk/finding-caradog/finding-the-staue/

Neglected Building High Street Aberdare

Neglected Building High Street Aberdare not Part of the £7.7 MULTI-MILLION-POUND scheme to regenerate Aberdare town centre

The Old Treasury Building High Street Aberdare

The Old Treasury Building High Street Aberdare not Part of the £7.7 MULTI-MILLION-POUND scheme to regenerate Aberdare town centre

Not part of the £7.7 million pound town redevelopment

Derelict building in High Street Aberdare not Part of the £7.7 MULTI-MILLION-POUND scheme to regenerate Aberdare town centre

The Mystery of the Sash - regalia with anchor, cross, rose?

My great-great-grandparents, Benjamin John and Mary An Meredith. This looks to be their wedding picture, ca 1862. The mystery is his scarf and the rose bud in her hand. Symbols of a union or friendly society or temperance organization? The sash has 2 vining flowers, 2 roses?,. a St. Andrew's cross, and two anchors at the bottom. She appears to be holding a rose.

Aberdare Penybryn Street party 1952

Clive Evans (Formerly of 8, Penybryn Street.)

Photograph taken in the yard at the back of Davies' Bakery and shows the Penybryn Street party to commemorate the Queen's Coronation in 1952.

St Johns Church, April 2010 by Gerwyn Jones

Photo taken, early easter sunday morning By gerwyn jones. April 2010

Griffith Rhys Jones

AKA "CARADOG" Conductor of the South Wales Choral Union "Y COR MAWR"

100 years of Serving the Community

Sonia Sanghani who organised and collated the info along with members of the St John Ambulance & library staff

The Old Aberdare Train Station

The tragically abandoned and vandalised "old" Aberdare Train Station.

Smoke and Helicopter

The view from Pant-y-Cerdin at 10:00am (ish) on 02.02.2008

Gadlys Secondary Modern School, Class Photo 1962 or 1963

Anyone out there recognise this class photograph? Can you put names to the faces? I am in the back row, 4th in from the left. Would be interesting to know what happened to everyone; who stayed in Aberdare and who left, etc. Hope to hear back from someone.

Telphone Box outside the Bingo Hall

One of the moder yet retro telephone boxes in Aberdare. This one is outside the Bingo Hall.

Aberdare Constitutional Club

One of the two most recognisable buildings in Aberdare town center, the other being St Elvans church.

A view of Aberdare from the Ynys bridge

Looking at Aberdare town center and the majestic St Elvans church from the Ynys bridge