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 Bryn-Bach in 1936 !
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pierre
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Posted - 01/08/2010 :  20:37:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So this is how Bryn-Bach used to look then in 1936.
For pictures and film of how it looks these days, pop on over to here.

A credit to the town, and area........



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emrys
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Posted - 04/08/2010 :  01:31:12 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was active in 1936 but have no recollection of Bryn Bach boating pool. Was it what we used to call Mile Pond, part of the farm owned by Bill Samuel ?? and was it actually named Bryn Bach Boating Pool at that time.?? Emrys
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pierre
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Posted - 04/08/2010 :  11:34:39 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi emrys,

I have also checked, and I cannot find any info on it.
Looking at the hill behind the pond, I thing you are right

Pierre

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Peregrine Honeydew
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Posted - 04/08/2010 :  19:21:08 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I must say I was really puzzled by this photo. That is not how I remember that area at all. (60's - 70's) The area almost all the way from Samuel's Farm to Rhymney Patch was shale tips and had been worked hard for many years previously. The Mile Pond was a wide expanse surrounded by shale "beaches". I would suggest that this is not "Brynbach" at all, The valley is far too narrow. Be great to find out where it is (was) though..................






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tarkus
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Posted - 04/08/2010 :  19:35:46 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thats about the way i remember it to,more bicycles up there than in beijin and a sack of coal on every one

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morgan.m
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Posted - 04/08/2010 :  20:12:35 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would have to agree with Pereqrine and Tarkus this is not the Mile Pond I swam there in the forties and there was many a dead dog besides old bikes etc.
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emrys
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Posted - 05/08/2010 :  00:18:15 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes I agree this photo is not of the mile pond and I only posed that question due to the title naming it to be Bryn Bach etc.. Certainly it looks quite lovely wherever it was but doubt that it was anywhere near Tredegar. Emrys.
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Peregrine Honeydew
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Posted - 05/08/2010 :  19:45:58 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
.....There seems to be some sort of camping fest going on in the background. Smoke rising and everything. Scouts






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valll
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Posted - 06/08/2010 :  23:07:03 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Peregrine Honeydew
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.....There seems to be some sort of camping fest going on in the background. Smoke rising and everything. Scouts




Could be Red Indians

Val

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Peregrine Honeydew
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Posted - 07/08/2010 :  11:30:44 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah! Hadn't thought of that. In fact if you zoom right in I think the guy second from the right in the nearest canoe is Daniel Day-Lewis.

ps. Nice to get over the 500 post mark. Might open a bottle later. (Firewater no doubt)






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pierre
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Posted - 07/08/2010 :  16:09:26 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by valll

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Peregrine Honeydew
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Posted - 05/08/2010 : 19:45:58
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.....There seems to be some sort of camping fest going on in the background. Smoke rising and everything. Scouts




Could be Red Indians

Val





Zulu maybe ?

A drink you say, MMMmmmmmm :o)
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mike
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Posted - 07/08/2010 :  16:51:41 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A search around t'Interweb throws up references to a scout campsite called Brynbach somwehere near Denbigh in North Wales. I wonder if that's what is pictured?

Mike
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emrys
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Posted - 07/08/2010 :  17:21:57 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very probable Mike. Bryn Bach is Welsh for "small hill" so there could be many areas bearing that name but certainly it is in Wales. Emrys.
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Peregrine Honeydew
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Posted - 08/08/2010 :  09:23:52 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
......I think you've got it Mike. Sounds like the place, but can't find any photos. Hasn't been used by scouts since the 50's it would seem, but the info fits.






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Sgurrambler
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Posted - 08/10/2012 :  14:31:25 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As a long-time collector of Scouting postcards I can confirm that your photograph is of the former Scout campsite called Brynbach (no hyphen) near Saron, Denbighshire. The site was established in 1934 but closed (as far as I have been able to discover) some time in the 1950s.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/46607173/Brynbach
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Peregrine Honeydew
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Posted - 08/10/2012 :  18:22:02 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice one!






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fredd
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Posted - 08/10/2012 :  18:38:30 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Strangely enough there's a Postcard ( Different scene ) of Brynbach Scout camp for sale at the moment, on Ebay, The Seller beleives it's near the A465, at Tredegar .. !
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