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High Resolution Photographs of Penygraig in the Rhondda Valleys, Glamorgan. South Wales.

Penygraig Champion Football Club 1889-90 - Can you help?

Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig Football Team 1889-90

Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig Football Team 1889-90

One researcher (Denise) is trying to get a better copy of the above photograph (or indeed any photos of the team), which includes Gwilym Llewellyn, her great grandfather, who lived in Penygraig until he died in 1937. Gwilym's wife Daisy lived until 1953. The image was taken by Forest Photo of Pontypridd. If you have a better image of this team then Denise would be delighted if you would email me a high resolution copy here.

Glamorgan, Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig, Hendrecafn School Staff c1921 - photo courtesy of Professor David Lloyd

Glamorgan, Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig, Hendrecafn School Staff c1921

Front Row from left: 1 (unknown, but lived in Milbourne Street), 2 Miss Cassie (Davies ?), 3 Miss Annie Mary Wrentmore (5, Bishop Street), 4 Mrs Harries , Headmistress (22, Llanfair Road), 5 Miss Ethel Rees ( Vicarage Road), 6 (unknown), 7 (unknown).
Back row: 8 (unknown), 9 Miss Bevan (13,Llanfair Road), 10,11 & 12 (unknown).

Mrs Harries, the Headmistress, was wife of the Vicar of Llanwonno. Miss Margaret Harries, her elder daughter, was the music mistress in Porth County School for Girls, and her younger daughter went to live in Leeds, where her husband was Professor Weston (Agricultural Botany).
Miss Cassie (Davies ?) and Miss Annie Wrentmore had both obtained Teaching Certificates in 1920 from Avery Hill College (now part of Greenwich University), Eltham, Kent. Cassie moved to Lewes, Sussex when she married Mr. Archie (?) Evans who was an operatic singer.
Miss Annie Wrentmore was born in 1898 in Balaclava Terrace, a Penygraig Street which I believe was demolished in the 1960s. She left Hendrecafn School (and Bishop Street) in 1936, when she married Mr Frederick Lewis Lloyd of Cymmer, Porth. He worked at the Rhondda Council Finance Department in Pentre; they lived at 16, Llanfair Road, Penygraig, until he died in 1961. She continued living there until her death in 1995. The photograph was kindly sent in by their son, David Lloyd, Professor of Microbiology at Cardiff University. David would be most interested if someone can make corrections or add missing information on others in this photograph.

 

The photos of the White Rock Hotel in Penygraig are of the webmaster's great grandfather - Edward Evans.

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Penygraig

Rhondda Valleys - a general view of Penygraig

̎enygraig, ely naval colliery old photo

Penygraig Naval Colliery

Penygraig, St Illtyd's Church Choir 1931

Penygraig St Illtyd's Choir 1931

Glamorgan, Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig Group - Ben Howells is the young man holding the little boy

Glamorgan, Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig Group - Ben Howells is the young man holding the little boy

Glamorgan, Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig Infants School 1907 - 7th from right back row is Tudor Price Howells

Glamorgan, Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig Infants School 1907 - 7th from right back row is Tudor Price Howells

Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig, White Rock Hotel - Billiards Room - includes Edward Evans - Owner

Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig, White Rock Hotel - Billiards Room - includes Edward Evans the owner

Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig, White Rock Hotel - Edward Evans - Owner

Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig, White Rock Hotel - Edward Evans - Owner (webmaster's great grandfather)

Penygraig, White Rock Hotel 1923

Rhondda Valleys, Penygraig, White Rock Hotel - Edward Evans on the doorstep c1923

Craig Yr Eos School Photo 1970

Penygraig, Craig Yr Eos School Photo 1970

The people named above are family of this webmaster and also of Jan Fehribach of the United States (my cousin) - born Howells in Penygraig.
Reference the photo above of St Illtyd's Church Choir 1931, Marj has written in to identify some of the people in the photo. Next but one to the vicar (moving l to r) the big man is Frederick Carpenter - her grandfather. Next is L. Powell - Tenor, next is Elizabeth Carpenter (Soprano) - wife of Frederick, next is G. Thorn - Baritone. They were the artists. In the back row the very tall man is Hendry Carpenter. Moving left to right, the next is George Carpenter, next but one is Clarence Carpenter - still resident in Williamstown. Next aged about 15 is Haydn Carpenter - Marj's dad.
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