Author Topic: Knoll Terrace, Clydach or Tonypandy  (Read 1611 times)

Offline OnTheRoad

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Re: Knoll Terrace, Clydach or Tonypandy
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 22 February 17 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat and thanks for the information. I am on the move at the moment but I'll follow up when I next get a good internet connection. It all helps to build a picture :)
Good luck with your research.
Regards Cherryl
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Re: Knoll Terrace, Clydach or Tonypandy
« Reply #19 on: Monday 18 September 17 13:17 BST (UK) »
I lived with my parents and grand parents at 8 Knoll Terrace from 1962 - 1966.  My parents got their own house in 1966 and we moved.  My grandparents were then temporarily rehoused in Penrhys whilst old Knoll Terrace was demolished then they moved back in to the new Knoll Terrace once it was built.  The old houses had two downstairs reception rooms (the front room was kept for special occasions only).  We would spend all our time in the backroom which had a tiny scullery off it.  My Nanna cooked on the fire and our toilet (ty bach) was a shed in the steep back garden.  I remember that the front door was always open in old Knoll Terrace and my Nanna was always chasing sheep out from the passage.  The houses also had infestations of 'black pats' and mice egh!

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Re: Knoll Terrace, Clydach or Tonypandy
« Reply #20 on: Monday 18 September 17 19:10 BST (UK) »
Thank you for sharing your story with me - it adds context to what I have been able to research. I remember visiting my father's uncle and family in Eleanor Street, Treherbert many times in the late 1950s and early 1960s and I think the house would have been similar. My Dad's uncle worked in the mines and walked home covered in coal dust at the end of his shift. Us kids had to go out and play while he had his bath in the scullery. Hard to imagine these days.

Thanks again :)
Cherryl
Dublin:  O'Leary, Greer, Webb, Hood
Seavington, Somerset: Brake, Gibbs, Bargery, Lockyer, England, Phelps, Bishop
Lopen, Somerset: Mitchell
Glamorgan: Mitchell
Pembrokeshire: Griffiths
Cardiganshire: Evans, Jones