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High Resolution Old Photos of Porth (Page 2) in the Rhondda
Valleys, Glamorgan, South Wales.

Rhondda Valleys, Porth, Home Guard 1940

Rhondda Valleys, Porth, Home Guard 1940
Mr Frank Alford of Porth is in the second row from the front, number 9 left to right. Photo courtesy of Gaynor Alford - nee Booth.

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 Garge during the floods of 1979

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

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.

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Porth Bus Depot Apprentices 1950.

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Porth Bus Depot Apprentices 1950.

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Porth Bus Depot Apprentices 1950.

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Porth Bus Depot Apprentices 1950.

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Porth Bus Depot Apprentices 1950.

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Porth Bus Depot Apprentices 1950.

couple of photographs of Bronwydd Park Swimming Baths - courtesy of Janet Collier.

Glamorgan, Rhondda Valleys, Porth, Bronwydd Park Swimming Pool

Glamorgan, Rhondda Valleys, Porth, Bronwydd Park Swimming Pool

Glamorgan, Rhondda Valleys, Porth, Bronwydd Park Swimming Pool

Glamorgan, Rhondda Valleys, Porth, Bronwydd Park Swimming Pool

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.

Porth - a view towards the new road from Cymmer Hill Aug 2005

Porth - a view towards the new road from Cymmer Hill Aug 2005

Porth - a view towards the new road from Cymmer Hill Aug 2005

Porth - a view towards the new road from Cymmer Hill Aug 2005

Rhondda Valleys, Porth, Rheola Bridge 2006

Rhondda Valleys, Porth, Rheola Bridge 2006

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, Porth, Mount Pleasant, Children circa 1925 Arthur Payne in Front John Hopkins mother far left

Glamorgan, Porth, Mount Pleasant, Children circa 1925 Arthur Payne in Front John Hopkins mother far left

Glamorgan, Porth, Mount Pleasant, Islwyn Terrace, Coronation Day 1953

Glamorgan, Porth, Mount Pleasant, Islwyn Terrace, Coronation Day 1953

 

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Porth, Islwyn Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Coronation Day

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Porth, Islwyn Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Coronation Day

Glamorgan, Porth, View from Penrhiwgwynt - Above Birchgrove pre 1930

Glamorgan,Rhondda, Porth, View from Penrhiwgwynt - Above Birchgrove pre 1930

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Porth, Islwyn Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Coronation Day

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Porth, Islwyn Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Coronation Day

Park Street Coronation by Nymbers

The numbered photo above and the identification of many of the people in the photo above were kindly sent in by
Pat Bulley (nee Viner). Click on either to see in high resolution.

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.

Porth School Photos

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