The Rhondda Valleys
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Valleys Information and History
High Resolution Old Photos of
Porth (Page 2) in the Rhondda
Rhondda Valleys, Porth, Home Guard 1940
In 1979 the River Rhondda overflowed, which was not that unusual in villages like Trehafod, but was a little more unusual in Porth. Christine Crosby (nee Densley) kindly sent in these two images of the local flooding.
Rhondda Valleys, Porth, Len Densleys Car, The rear of the Rheola Pub, and Normans Garage during the floods of 1979
Rhondda Valleys, Porth, the Bus Depot and the Rhondda Transport Club during the floods of 1979.
These 3 photographs were kindly sent in by Mr D. B. Williams of Llwyncelyn, Porth - They show apprentices at the Porth Bus Depot in 1950.
couple of photographs of Bronwydd Park Swimming Baths - courtesy of Janet Collier.
From the year 2005 on, work began on the new road through the Valleys. My good friend and someone who went to school with me in Ynyshir - Mr Steve Robbins - kept me up to date with a pictorial record of the changes. His photographs are below. As usual hover over them for a description, and click on them to see full size.
There are more on the Ynyshir pages.
Mr John Hopkins born and bred in Mount Pleasant, Porth kindly sent me scans of the following old photos, mainly of Coronation celebrations in Islwyn Terrace, Mount Pleasant.
Glamorgan, Rhondda, Porth, Islwyn Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Coronation Day
The numbered photo above and the identification
of many of the people in the photo above were kindly sent in by
1. Mr Johnson. 2. Mr Will Parry. 3. ?. 4/ Mrs Min Payne (nee Vickery). 5. My Glyn Johns. 6. ?. 7. Mr Les Hopkins. 8. Miss N. Phillips (manager of Terry Stores – living. 9. Mr Parry. 10. ?. 11. Alan Hopkins – living. 12. Mrs Elsie Hopkins. 13. Evelyn Payne (nee Vickery).14. Marjorie Burley. 15. David James. 16. Freda England. 17. Mrs Florrie? England. 18. ?. 19. Mr Trevor Towel. 20. ?. 21. ?. 22. Phyllis Lewis – living. 23. Mrs Hawkins. 24. Mrs Kathleen Phillips (nee Vickery). 25. ?. 26. Mrs Peggy James – living. 27. June Parry?. 28. Irene Hawkins. 29. Mrs James. 30. ?. 31. ?. 32. ?.33. Wyndham Johnson. 34. ?. 35. Mr Hawkins. 36. Mrs John. 37. ?. 38. ?. 39. ?. 40. Anne Parry. 41. ?. 42. Elaine Payne – living. 43. ?. 44. ?. 45. ?. 46. ?. 47. ?. 48. ? Salter – possibly Ian. 49. Glyn Lewis.
If you have any photos that you would like to share with us please scan them in at least 1280 pixels width and email them to us here.
If you have any old Rhondda family photos or pictures of the towns and villages please scan them in at least 1280 pixels width and email them here.
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