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Godre'r Graig / Ynysmeudw

 

All the photographs below were contributed by Mrs Hetty Davies of Cilmaengwyn, Pontardawe

 

Cwmtawe Ganol Farm c 1908.

With Hetty Davies' mother Elizabeth (nee Morgan) aged 14 and her sister Margaret Morgan aged 20

Cwmtawe Ganol farm

 

 

Tinplate Rollers at Bryn Tinplate Works ( next to Ynysmeudw Arms) in 1930.

Mrs Davies husband Dick Davies (d.1958) is 1st on left in the front row, next to him is Will Thomas and far right of the front row is Griff Williams.
William Jenkins is  third from the left in the front row, the two others are currently unknown.

Tinplate Rollers

 

 

First petrol pump in Ynysmeudwy   c 1937.

Prosser Evans the owner stands near the pump outside his accessory shop which was situated on the site currently occupied by Swansea Valley Windows

Petrol pump

 

 

Group of men c 1938

Outside Hannah Jones' shop which stood on the site of the current Post Office

Men outside shop

 

 

Haymaking at Cwmtawe Ganol Farm run by Brychan Pritchard c 1938.

From left :1st & 2nd. left unknown, Brychan Pritchard, Dewi Thomas, Victor Davies( Mrs Davies brother who was killed on the Bridge on the River Kwai during WW2.).
Seated is Sammy Grove who featured in the Cefn Gwlad programme on S4C in January 2004 at his own Farm - Cilmaengwyn Isaf.  

Farm scene

 

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