Edwardsville people

This page will be specifically about the people who live and work in the village and bring it to life. If you have any photos of friends and family from the village you would like me to ad please get in touch Ppaul69@aol.com. Many if not all the photographs have come from the villagers themselves, if I have added any that you want removed also please get in touch and I will remove them.

VE DAY 1995 (50 years) and 2220 (75 years) unfortunately 2020 was the year of the Corona virus lockdown, so no large street parties but people did their best to remember and there were some social distancing parties.

VE Day 1995 above thanks to Catherine Richards

Some photos by Jo anne Butler social distancing parties

Some more from Sandra Mary Cussack

Silver Jubilee Hat competition 1977
Edwardsville School.{Catherine Richards)

Investiture (Catherine Richards)

The Great Western hotel

Landlord 2020 Mike Davies and his nephew Huw showing the new defibrillator sourced by local councillor Gareth Richards for the community

Inside the pub when Simon and Diane run it about 1989, some names from Neil Williams.

top left Gaynor Williams last 4 top right are julie Davis Susan from the cwcth Ann Morrissey Alison beefys sister in law

front row from the right, Nancy Watkins Dilys Ham, Babs Andrews

The Darby and Joan club, Edwardsville

In the UK, Darby and Joan is still a way to describe an elderly and mutually devoted married couple who live a placid and uneventful life, often in humble circumstances. There are many Darby and Joan Clubs, so named, in various parts of the country, social clubs for pensioners, which hold dances and other events. The name is indeed strictly a misnomer, since the clubs are for all pensioners, not only married couples. One such club was built in Edwardsville and was very popular for many years…sadly it is now demolished but luckily we have found a photograph of the Darby and Joan club tea committee sat outside the club in 1964.


Back row (left to right)

Mrs A Davies, Mrs L.Evans, Mrs A Mandry, Mrs M Hubbard


Mrs N Flood, Mrs M.Griffiths, Mrs A Plowman, Mrs M. Adams Mrs G.Rees

The Merthyr Tydfil Council planning group agreed planning permission during April 2007 to demolish the club and build flats in its place

P/07/0008 – Demolition of existing building and erection of
new building comprising 7 no. flats and associated parking
– Site of Darby and Joan OAP Club the Avenue


Site of the old club next to shop

New flats being built