Three photographs below taken in the 1950’s I believe, can anyone identify the people in the them?
This photograph is badly damaged but still of interest.
Outside the GlanTaff Inn before an outing.
Below are two photographs supplied by Ron Davies they were taken during the 1951 festival of Britain celebrations in the village…
Some of the names that Ron can remember include
The Queen..? Toogood
Ladies in Waiting..D.Jones, ? Rees, ? Cowell, M.Carlick, R.Davies and B.Humphreys.
Crowned by Mr A. Coney Merthyr B.C.
Colin, from Leigh Terrace Quakers yard, was featured in the Merthyr express in 2002, he was 54 then and had a wonderful collection of mining memorabillia.
Strike badges from throughout South Wales in Colin’s collection
The Quakers yard “pop” man
Bryngerwyn girls Silver Jubilee
Beryl Andrews , mrs Andrews Betty, rozz,Mary Harrison, mrs Davies Paul Davies nan, cath Marshall, eve evans, my mother, mrs Hale, unis, mrs Edwards, Katie andrews, Barbara Morgan, mrs Andrews Daugther, Glenys I think, mrs cox
Gwyn Jones baked bread for many years from behind the current Bridge Stores…one of his famous customers was the show jumper David Broome, whom would always call in for a loaf or two when in the area.
Mr Tony Evans and his wife have renovated the old Bakehouse now into a wonderful family home and Tony has kindly allowed us to see some photographs of the former owner..Gwyn Jones the baker
The old Bake house
Two pictures of Mr. Jones by his Welsh dresser
Hard at work in the bake house
During the renovation of the Bakehouse, Tony and his family found a couple of items left in the debris of the building, children had been inside and made a bit of a mess but they left behind some papers including a bank book (over 60 pages) that belonged to Mr Jones’s family from 1888.
Tony also salvaged an old envelope wirh a halfpenny George V stamp that contained a receipt from a cotton oil company in Manchester, sent to the Jones family in 1914.
I think they are great finds and Tony has agreed for them to be put on the website.
Page one 1888 £110 in the account
One of the middle pages from 1889 over £1,031 in the account
last page in the book from 1891, and a healthy balance of £1,410
Envelope from 1914, George V half penny stamp
The contents of the envelope
Obviously the Jones family business was a success and John Jones made the Bridge stores very profitable. Gwyn Jones the baker continued to be a success in the village.
Ieuan was born on the 1st June 1920 in Forest House in Edwardsville the youngest of nine children (95 yrs old) . He was educated in the local primary school and Treharris Boys Central School, Quakers Yard Grammar School. Trinity College Carmarthen , Newport Art College, Bristol Art College of Art and Design and Cardiff University. He served for six years in the wartime R A F and then entered the teaching profession. In 1964 he was appointed one of Her Majesty Inspectors of Schools and retired in 1980. He has devoted much of his time to music and the study and creation of musical instruments. He is author of “Valley Boy – Musical Memoirs” as well as “Recollections and Reflections” – an autobiography and “Our Prefab”. (down in Rodrick’s field where we lived after the War). and he has been a contributor to musical journals such as the “Strad”. He has lived in Monmouth since retirement. “
The old Quakers Yard prefabs built in 1946, these were taken shortly before they were demolished to be replaced by Woodlands Avenue, which now houses around 60 homes, which were erected in 1975.
The Next Two pictures show the inside of the Prefabs
RAOB Quakers lodge Quakers Yard
Brian Williams and Brian Maddox
Merthyr lib party showing support of the post office
Merthyr Tydfil gardening and allotments committee during early nineties covering Quakers yard, Treharris, Edwardsville, Aberfan and Merthyr and Dowlais includes Peter James,Wayne Bolitho,Jimmy Blackburn and Ian Grzesica
Duncan Edwards with his DN memorabilia 1991
Duncan again with Howard Jones and Kelvin Arthur RIP
Mrs Hazel top of Pentwyn before roundabout
Can anyone put a date to these pictures? They are a drama group from Quakers Yard, does anyone know any of the people in the photographs?