Friday, April 13, 2007

Aberbargoed Primary School Site

The site where the Aberbargoed Primary School is now was once a grassy bank where the local chapel "Caersalem" used to hold their Whit Sunday get together. Many school children used to play cricket and football there whatever the season and fad was. It was also where the old feeder reservoir for the colliery was. Thousands of gallons of water were in the reservoir and when the sluice gates were opened the water just dropped out. Kids used to swim in the res unconcerned about the dangers of being sucked down when the the res was drained and they were always being chased out by the colliery staff and police.

One story goes that a group of boys were skinny dipping in the res when the shout went up that the police were coming and they all run out only to find all the girls laughing as they had pinched their clothes and hid them and there were no police in sight.


These photos show the school site being built up using the waste from the tip.






1 Comments:

At 3:43 pm, Blogger johnson said...

IN THE OLDEN DAYS, THE PASS FROM BARGOED TO ABERBARGOED, WAS CALLED ANGEL LANE.RAY JOHNSON X CHURCH STREET ABERBARGOED LEFT TO LIVE IN THE MIDLANDS IN 1977.BUT STILL MISS MY OLD HOME WOULD RETURN TOMORROW IF THINGS WAS THE SAME AS WHEN I LEFT.

 

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