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Dave



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

From the same area  I believe

    wonder what it is like now  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


  ADRIAN  last time down there 10th Jan this year, only in the Rhiw Parc area for a quick visit,  those pics I took late 60s or early 70s  I can`t remember exactly where but in the Abertillery area, was that a locker at Big Pit belonging to Max Boyce I seen ?,
 Granddad born in Blaenavon,  Dad born in Abertillery  Smile

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 next Sat down to Aberfan        
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


  Big Pit   been down twice,  we expect family to have worked down there,     once a miner always a miner      

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


  Max Boyce locker at Big Pit  




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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lived in Glan Ebbw Terrace with my nan, and grancha, Galdys and Nobby Ford, for about a year when my mum and dad split up. Im unsure of the year but I was sent to the British so I must have been about 8 or 9 yrs. At this time the tin works was still operational, the Gaiety was closed, the Palace was still a cinema, the Bush was still a proper hotel and trains still used the track behind nans house. I dont remember any other kids in Glan Ebbw. I spent most of my free time playing with my nans dog, Lady, on the pavement outside the house.
My dad was one of the people chasing kids out of the depot in Carlyle St before he took early retirement from the R&W buses.
Every xmas when I was little there was a big party held either in the Ralphs Club or once I think in the Remploy building up the park. One year I won the dancing competition, twisting to Chubby Checkers 'Lets twist again' Another year I remember going up to get a present from Santa and announcing to the room that Santa was my dad in disguise!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carolyn would that be the American Tipper in the pic you posted on the Mon March 30th  Question ,

   This one in the same area of the American Tipper


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


 Always smile when i see this   Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


  Up on top, a bit bleak back then  


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it was a photo of the American Tipper. I have a photo somewhere of them carrying the cross up on Easter and another with the cross in situ.  I know I have the neg but just unable to find the print right now
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carolyn Thanks  Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be the American Tipper up close

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any help with this photo,  handed down in the family,  only info that it was in  Abertillery

  Thanks  Dave
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Martyn's father John Thomas in the centre foreground. What do you think Martyn?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Glen

I just got off the phone to Sue  Very Happy  I'll make a point of popping down to see you over the next couple of weeks - I am sure Sue explained why I hadn't got back to you before now.

Anyway yes I am pretty certain the man in the light suit and glasses is my dad. I've no idea where it was taken though or what the event was. Presumably Dave one of your relatives is on there too - small world! Thanks very much for posting it Dave.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

martyn142,   I believe the pic belonged to my Grand Dad, going to take the pic tomorrow to show it to my cousin,  also my Dad always spoke of Six Bells,  we will look closely at the gent second from the right,   just blown it up a bit on the comp, the ones in the front linking arms    Dave

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