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High resolution old pictures of Ystrad and Gelli in the Rhondda Valleys, Glamorgan. South Wales.

Rhondda Valleys, Ystrad, Rhondda H Schools Sports - May 1946

Rhondda Valleys, Ystrad, Rhondda H Schools Sports - May 1946 - this image is kindly shared with us by the descendants of William A. Morris.

Gelli and Ystrad are two separate towns, but close together in location.

 

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Ystrad St Peter's 1904

Ystrad St Peter's 1904

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Gelli, Ystrad, Library

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Gelli, Ystrad, Library

 

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Gelli, Black and White Jazz Band 1953

Glamorgan, Rhondda, Gelli, Black and White Jazz Band 1953

Union Street, Gelli, Black and White Jazz Band 1955 -courtesy of Ray Lewis.

Big Drum – Cyril (Can’t remember surname) Kettle Drum – Len Phillips

Back Row: Fred Rose, -- Rose, Phyllis Rose, Maureen Rose?, unknown, Doreen Lewis (my mother), Joan James, Lilian Philips (wife of kettle drummer), Eirwen Evans, Glenys Parlour, Arthur Lewis.

Front Row: Rita Brace, Barbara Weston, unknown, Eileen Evans (cousin of Eirwen?) Dot Simmonds, unknown, Gwen? Parlour, Ceinwen Taylor.

ystrad, hannah and joseph watkins with baby myrddin watkins

Ystrad, Hannah and Joseph Watkins with baby Myrddin Watkins - this image that was taken in 1894 is kindly shared with us by Diana Watkins, daughter of Myrddin Watkins.

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