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goodwitchsilverwitch
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Posted - 08/05/2016 :  10:21:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you remember the celebration's in Tredegar. How did you celebrate?

pierre
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Trying to find the rest of it.....



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goodwitchsilverwitch
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Posted - 12/05/2016 :  02:07:34 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a black & white photograph of a V.E. celebration street party that was taken on "the flat" outside Aubrey the butcher shop, sitting amongst the residents where evacuees, Peggy Tooth was one of the girls.
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joyce
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Posted - 13/05/2016 :  14:42:22 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There were celebrations that evening round the Town Clock. I was there and remember lots of singing and dancing and hundreds of people.

Joyce
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milkman
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Posted - 13/05/2016 :  21:12:25 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joyce, I was there also, What a great night but I didnt see you.
We sang all those wartime favourites. (Including Lili Marlene)
It really doesnt seem that long ago
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andy9
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Posted - 13/05/2016 :  22:56:02 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fascinated by all these stories of the celebrations during the war.. I was born in early 70's but remember my grandfather talking about this. I remember him mentioning Aubrey the butcher. My grandfathers family lived in Edwards terrace, by the police station as he always told me.. His name was Wilfred griffiths. His father was Fred griffiths. I would love to know if anybody on here remembers him or his family
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goodwitchsilverwitch
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Posted - 14/05/2016 :  00:29:41 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
andy9, Harry Griffiths lived in no.3, Fred & Priscilla Griffiths lived at no.12 were these your family members?.
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andy9
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Posted - 14/05/2016 :  08:14:30 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes goodwitchsilverwitch Fred & Priscilla Griffiths were my family. My grandad lived at 12 Edwards terrace. do u remember anything about them? Or they're children... Their children were Wilfred (my grandad), vulso, Rich (I assume short for Richard) & June.
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ike
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Posted - 14/05/2016 :  20:14:31 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi andy9, You are related to me. Wilf your grandad was first cousin to me. My uncle Fred, father of Wilf was my mothers brother. Drop me an E.mail and I can fill you in with more details

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goodwitchsilverwitch
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Posted - 14/05/2016 :  22:09:20 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wish to add a little trivia, outside Mr & Mrs Griffiths house was a lamp post where as children we would swing around. Mr. Griffiths built the extension on the rear of their property at 12 Edward Terrace. Mrs Griffiths was a Christian and attended Bethel Baptist Church. During the war Irene and her girls Betty and ? returned as evacuees. Mr & Mrs Griffiths were nice people. When Mr Griffiths died, Priscilla was nervous and afraid to sleep alone so a relative of mine slept there. Priscilla was affectionately known as Griff.
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