Aberbargoed, a village on the eastern side of the Rhymney River in Monmouthshire, Wales, is a place that holds a special significance in the minds and hearts of our family. Our ancestors with surnames James, Davies, Phillips, Edmunds, Lawrence, Morgan and others have called Aberbargoed home.
These images are from the James family album.
|Left: Members of the James family gather at the front door of their home at 11 School Street, Aberbargoed, around 1920. Bill and his sisters, twins Daisy and Ivy, stand on the footpath.|
|Right: William Arthur James (1871-1948) and his wife, Agnes nee Davies (1878-1956) stand outside their home at 11 School Street, Aberbargoed, around 1920. Their son Bill is in the doorway. The boy standing in the lane way is unknown.|
|Left: Unidentified members of our family (perhaps members of the Davies family), gather outside their home at 10 School Street, Aberbargoed, around 1920.|
|Right: This image, although of poor quality, shows a group of girls at school at Aberbargoed around 1920. Madeline James (1907-1990) is on the far left of the group.|
|Left: This is a postcard photograph of St Sannan's, the parish church of the parish of Bedwellty near Aberbargoed. This photograph was possibly taken during the second world war. Members of the James and Edmunds families are buried within the churchyard.|
|Right: This is a postcard photograph of Caersalem Baptist Chapel on Bedwellty Road, Aberbargoed. This photograph was possibly taken during the second world war. Members of the James family worshipped here.|
|Left: Commercial Street, Aberbargoed, about 1966.|
|Right: The bottom end of School Street, Aberbargoed, about 1966. Number 11 is on the left, then 10, then 9 heading up towards Commercial Street.|
© 1999 Peter J Williams.