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October 1st, 2019

The Headmaster’s Report to Governors, 1900, added to School History section.

Another postcard of the Trecynon school added to the postcard section of School Buildings.

Names of Form 1 pupils who entered the school in September 1976 added to the School History School Roll section.

A team photo of a junior 1995–96 rugby XV added to the Sporting Activities section.

September 1st, 2019

Names of Form 1 pupils who entered the school in September 1975 added to the School History School Roll section.

Yet another postcard of the Trecynon school added to the postcard section of School Buildings.

The programme of the 1948 joint schools concert at the Coliseum added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

Completion of the 1990 poetry booklet, “Cascade,” in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Philip M. Walters added to the Former Pupils section.

August 1st, 2019

Names of Form 1 pupils who entered the school in September 1974 added to the School History School Roll section.

A team photo of a junior 1995–96 cricket XI added to the Sporting Activities section.

More pages from the 1990 poetry booklet, “Cascade,” added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

The programme of the 1947 joint schools concert at the Coliseum added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

July 1st, 2019

Names of Form 1 pupils who entered the school in September 1973 added to the School History School Roll section.

CWB Examination Results, 1947, added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

First part of the 1990 poetry booklet, “Cascade,” added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A photograph of the pupils on the May 1964 Glamorgan junior orchestral course at Ogmore Camp, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

June 1st, 2019

Names of Upper Sixth pupils in the 1971/72 year added to the School History School Roll section.

GCE O and A level Results, 1952, added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

The South Wales Daily News report of the laying of the school’s foundation stone in 1893, added to School History section.

A photograph of the pupils on the October 1963 Glamorgan orchestral course at Ogmore Camp, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

May 1st, 2019

Meirion Lewis added to the Former Pupils section.

The first ever GCE O and A level Results, 1951, added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Names of Lower Sixth pupils in the 1971/72 year added to the School History School Roll section.

A photograph of the pupils on the April 1962 Glamorgan orchestral course at Ogmore Camp, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

April 1st, 2019

A group photo of an ‘Understanding Industry Day’, 1994/95, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Names of Third Form pupils in the 1971/72 year added to the School History School Roll section.

An informal photo of some pupils at a 1984 Prize Day added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A photograph of pupils on a Glamorgan orchestral course circa 1959 at Ogmore Camp, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

The 1899 Headmasters’ Report to Governors added to School History section.

March 1st, 2019

Names of Second Form pupils in the 1971/72 year added to the School History School Roll section.

A photograph of Form 6A, (upper sixth), in 1962/63 added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Presentation of cheque for sponsored leapfrog added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A photograph of pupils on a Glamorgan orchestral course circa 1959 at Ogmore Camp, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

The 1911 CWB School Certificate results added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

February 1st, 2019

Photograph of the Rugby First XV 1940–41 added to the Sporting Activities section.

The 1957 Advanced Level results for both boys’ and girls’ schools added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

A photo of a Parent Teacher Association Prize Draw, 1984, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Names of Fifth Form pupils in the 1971/72 year added to the School History School Roll section.

Music Education in Glamorgan 1960, an article by Russell Sheppard (Glamorgan LEA), added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

January 1st, 2019

Roger S. Williams added to the Former Pupils section.

The 1942 CWB School Certificate results for both boys’ and girls’ schools added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Names of Fourth Form pupils in the 1971/72 year added to the School History School Roll section.

A photograph of pupils on a Glamorgan orchestral course circa 1960 at Ogmore Camp, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

December 1st, 2018

Staff Photograph circa 1910s added to the Teachers section.

Names of Form 1 entry in September 1971 added to the School History School Roll section.

The 1960 A level Results section has been enlarged and revised, in the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

A photograph of the Mid Glamorgan Brass Band members who attended the March 1976 course, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

A photograph of the empty site where the Cwmdare FE College once stood, added to the end of the School Buildings Section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section

Photographs, with names, of The Upper Corridor, and The Dining Room — added to the 1938 Album Section.

November 1st, 2018

The Aberdare Leader review of the 1955 choral concert added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

A press report of the farewell ceremony to headmaster W. Jenkyn Thomas from his staff in the Teachers section.

A press report of the farewell ceremony to headmaster W. Jenkyn Thomas by the Past Students Society in the PSA section.

Programme of the April 13th 1966, Glamorgan Youth Orchestra Concert at Ystrad Mynach, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section

Photographs, with names, of The Library, and another of a class in The Kitchen — added to the 1938 Album Section.

The first report to Governors given by the new headmistress Miss Tydfil Jones in 1965, added to the girls’ History section.

A photo of a group nine girls, circa 1956–57, possibly prefects, in Other Photos.

October 1st, 2018

Oliver J. Timothy added to the Former Pupils section.

The Aberdare Leader review of the 1954 choral concert added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

Programme of the April 12th 1966, Glamorgan Youth Orchestra Concert at Sandfields, Port Talbot, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

Probably the last two photos —ever— of the demolition of the former Aberdare FE College added to the end of the School Buildings Section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Photographs, with names, of a Gymnasium class, and another of a class in the Biology Lab — added to the 1938 Album Section.

September 1st, 2018

Programme of the January 5th 1966 Glamorgan Youth Choir & Orchestra Concert at Neath, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

The report and results of the 1954 School Athletics Sports meeting added to the Sporting Activities section.

A brief report of the Staff Dinner held to mark the retirement of Mr David Jones, the school caretaker, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Photographs, with names, of an Art Room class, and another of a class in the Chemistry Lab — added to the 1938 Album Section.

A newspaper report of the two scholarships to UCW Aberystwyth won by Jean Price and Linda Shaw added to the Published Exam Lists section..

August 1st, 2018

Programme of the July 20th 1965 Glamorgan Youth Orchestra Concert at Porthcawl, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

The 1950 CWB School Certificate results for both boys’ and girls’ schools added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Three additional photographs of the demolition of the former Aberdare FE College added to the School Buildings Section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Photographs, with names, of the School orchestra, and another showing the Headmistress — added to the 1938 Album Section.

A photograph of the French Assistant M. Emile Boukhors with a group of pupils taken in 1948.

July 1st, 2018

Tony Morris added to the Former Pupils section.

Programme of the April 1969 Glamorgan Youth Orchestra Concert at Penarth, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

Two Staff Caricatures from The Merthyr Express, 1910, added to the Teachers section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Photographs and names of the Hockey XI, and another showing the school’s Summer Dress uniform — added to the 1938 Album Section.

June 1st, 2018

Mark Phelps added to the Former Pupils section.

Programme of the January 1969 Glamorgan Youth Choir Concert at Neath, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

A photograph of the members of the School Orchestra, circa 1983–84, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

Photographs showing the developments at the old ABCS site off Cwmdare Road added to the School Buildings Section.

Probably the last photographs of the former Aberdare College of Further Education added to the School Buildings Section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

The programme of the Certificate Ceremony held in April 1954 added to Certificate Ceremony Section.

Photographs of the Junior Gym Corps and the Guide Troop added to the 1938 Album Section.

May 1st, 2018

Morris Morgan added to the Former Pupils section.

The 1943 CWB School Certificate results for both boys’ and girls’ schools added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

A photograph of an ABCS Staff Cricket team, circa 1986, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Programme of the July 1968 Glamorgan Youth Orchestral Concert at Port Talbot, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Photographs of The Staff and of the Senior Gym Corps added to the 1938 Album Section.

April 1st, 2018

John Yockney added to the Former Pupils section.

Programme & photo of the September 1967 Glamorgan Youth Orchestral Concert at Porthcawl, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

A Junior Rugby XV, 1994-95, added to the Sporting Activities section.

A photograph of the presentation of two Welsh soccer caps, in the Individual Achievers section of the Sporting Activities section.

An informal photo in Room 8 of the Trecynon School added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Photographs of the front and of the rear of the school added to the 1938 Album.

March 1st, 2018

An Urdd singing group circa 1984 added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A presentation of Queen’s Scout Awards, 1967, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Unveiling of WW1 Commemorative Plaques at Aberdare Community School, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Scenes at a Sports Day at the Robertstown field, circa 1960, added to the Sporting Activities section.

Peter Protheroe’s ABCS Staff Caricatures, circa 1989, added to the Teachers section.

Programme of the April 1967 Glamorgan Youth Orchestral Concert at Ferndale & Bridgend, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Class photos with name captions of the Sixth Form and of The Prefects added to the 1938 Album.

February 1st, 2018

The school magazine for 1982–83 added to The Aberdarian section.

Programme of the August 1966 Glamorgan Youth Choir & Orchestra Concert at Porthcawl, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

Photograph of a junior Football XI 1994–95 added to the Sporting Activities section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Class photos with name captions of Forms 5A and 5 Alpha added to the 1938 Album.

The 1971 Art Exhibition catalogue added to the Memories and Memorabilia section.

January 1st, 2018

Photograph of the Athletics Team 1986–87 added to the Sporting Activities section.

Photograph of a Football Team 1995–96 added to the Sporting Activities section.

Programme of the April 1965 Glamorgan Youth Orchestra Concert held in Pontypridd & Bridgend, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

Photographs of the former Cwmdare Road site where some of the new houses seem to be occupied, added to the School Buildings Section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Class photos with name captions of Forms 4A and 4 Alpha added to the 1938 Album.

 

December 1st, 2017

Programme of the April 1968 Glamorgan Youth Orchestra Concert held in Kenfig Hill, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

A photograph of the 1988 school prefects added to the Official School Photos section.

A photograph of a 1986–87 martial arts group added to the Sporting Activities section.

A link to an interview with the aerodynamicist Handel Davies added to his Former Pupils page.

Two additional photographs of the house building development at the former Cwmdare Road site, added to the School Buildings Section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Class photos of Forms 3A and 3 Alpha added to the 1938 Album.

November 1st, 2017

Programme of the January 1966 Glamorgan Youth Choir Concert held in Barry, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

The 1961 11-plus results for ABGS, AGGS and MAGS added to the 11-plus and school entry section.

Two additional photographs of the house building development at the former Cwmdare Road site, added to the School Buildings Section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Class photos of Form 1 Alpha, 2A and 2 Alpha added to the 1938 Album.

October 1st, 2017

Photograph & programme of the January 1967 Glamorgan Youth Choir Concert held in Neath, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

The results of the 1955 School Athletics Sports meeting added to the Sporting Activities section.

Mr T.J. Evans’ notes on the Sgwd Yr Eira geography/geology excursion added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Photographs of the house building developments at the former Cwmdare Road site, added to the School Buildings Section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

A class photo of Form 1A, 1938. The first of many photographs that will be added to the 1938 Album section over the coming months.

September 1st, 2017

The Programme of the July 1969 Glamorgan Youth Orchestra Concert at Ystrad Mynach, featuring three violinists and two woodwind ABGS musicians, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

Nine new photographs showing the latest building developments at the former Cwmdare Rd site, added to the School Buildings Section.

A photograph of Messrs Bernard and Tom Evans on a geography field trip added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A photograph of Messrs Mal Sims, Dave Howells, and Andrew Owen added to the Teachers Section.

An additional photograph added to the Toc H Eisteddfod Proclamation Procession in the Aberdare in the ’50s’60s subsection.

 

August 1st, 2017

A photograph of the 1989 school prefects added to the Official School Photos section.

Yet another postcard of the old school, this one dated 1928, added to the postcards group of the School Buildings Section.

Remainder of the 2001 Past Student reunion photographs (of 1971 school entry) added the Reunions and Revisits section.

Glamorgan Youth Orchestra Photograph, July 1965, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

Glamorgan Youth Choir Concert at Bargoed and Aberdare, September 1965, added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

The B.A.Y.S. School Group photograph, 1983, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

 

July 1st, 2017

Innovative Thinking Group, 1983, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Talk on the EEC by Llew Smith, MEP, 1994, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Entrance Scholarships for the 1915 entry added to the 11-plus and school entry section.

Programme of the July 1965 Glamorgan Youth Orchestra Concert in Neath added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

The programme for the 1947 Certificate Ceremony, with the names of successful examinees, added to the Certificate Ceremony section.

June 1st, 2017

Arthur D. Thomas added to the Former Pupils section.

Some photos of the 2001 reunion of 1971 school entry added the Reunions and Revisits section.

Two programmes added to the Musical and Dramatic Section, with Aberdare pupils listed: Brass Concert 1977 & Youth Choir 1980.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

The CWB School Certificate pass list for 1950 in the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

May 1st, 2017

John Samuel added to the Former Pupils section.

A large number of extra names, from Gwynfryn Chivers, added to the captions of the 1972 Panoramic Photograph.

An informal photo of Tom Evans & Gwilym Williams added to the Teachers Section.

Another postcard of the Trecynon school, dated about 1912, added to the postcard section of the School Buildings Section.

Latest photos of the former Cwmdare Road School demolition site added to the School Buildings Section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Six recent photographs of the former Plasdraw school, added to School Building section of the Girls’ School pages.

April 1st, 2017

Ron Cooke added to the Former Pupils section.

A series of photographs taken in February & March of the demolition of the Cwmdare Road Upper School added to the School Buildings section.

Some Geography Field Trip photos added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

March 1st, 2017

Three more career mementoes added at the end of Handel Davies’s Former Pupil page

The 1928 Headmasters’ Report to Governors added to School History section.

Team photograph of the under-13 A Rugby XV, 1983-84, in the Sporting Activities section.

New in the Girls’ School Section:

A photograph taken inside the Biology Greenhouse, 2014.

 

February 1st, 2017

An aerial view of the Cwmdare Road school taken circa 1995, in the School Buildings section.

In contrast, the first photographs of the demolition of the Cwmdare Road Upper School, in the School Buildings section.

Class photograph of Mr W.E. Roberts’ form, 1939, in the Official School Photos section.

Team photograph of the under-13 B Rugby XV, 1983-84, in the Sporting Activities section.

The 1898 Headmasters’ Report to Governors added to School History section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Name captions added to last month’s cast photographs of the 1946 School Drama Production of “She Stoops to Conquer.”

Cast photograph of the 1948 School Drama Production of “I Have Five Daughters,” — all in the Music and Drama Section.

The IT Room in 2014, in the School Buildings, Interiors section.

January 1st, 2017

An athletics team photograph circa 1990 added to the Sporting Activities section.

An unknown rugby team photograph for the 1954-55 season added to the Sporting Activities section.

1931 CWB exam results for both boys’ and girls’ schools added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Two cast photographs of the 1946 School Drama Production of “She Stoops to Conquer” and
a photograph of the School String Orchestra, 1935, with Miss Mari Howells — all in the Music and Drama Section.

 

December 1st, 2016

A junior cricket team photograph circa 1989/90 added to the Sporting Activities section.

The 1897 Headmasters’ Report to Governors added to School History section.

Handel Davies’s address at the 1959 Prize Day event added to the Certificate Ceremony section.

Three extra items added at the end of Handel Davies’s Former Pupil page; one of the school’s unsung heroes.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

An item about the presentation of Assembly Hall furniture in 1938, added to the School History Section.

November 1st, 2016

CWB Exam Results for both boys’ and girls’ schools, for 1932, added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Ilford County School Evacuation to Aberdare: School Magazine Articles, Autumn 1941 in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

More names added to the Lower School panoramic photograph of 1984 from Martin Pritchard added to the Official School Photos section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Two new photos of a very early Christmas Party in the Memories and Memorabilia section

October 1st, 2016

An Under-15 Rugby team photograph from 1975-76 added to the Sporting Activities section.

An extra photograph added to the existing 1968 Shelter charity walk item in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

The Press report of Dr Idris Jones’ speech at the 1956 Prize Day added to the Certificate Ceremony section.

A brief Press report from 1963 about building progress for the new Grammar School on Cwmdare Road, in the School Buildings section.

Thoughts on the introduction of comprehensive education into the upper Cynon Valley added to School History section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Two new photos in Sporting Activities.

September 1st, 2016

Ray Davies added to the Former Pupils section.

Press report of Mansel Davies’s speech at the 1961 Certificate Ceremony.

Press report of Oliver Timothy’s speech at the 1977 Certificate Ceremony.

Press Report of Mr Tom Evans launching the Gwilym Williams Memorial Fund at the 1977 PSA Annual Dinner

A gallery of fifty photographs of the exterior of buildings at the Cwmdare Road site in the School Buildings section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Four new photos of the interior of the main building.

August 1st, 2016

Dewi Wynne Thomas added to the Former Pupils section.

A team photo of the 1994-95 five-aside junior soccer team added to the Sporting Activities section.

Reports given by both grammar school headteachers at their 1956 Certificate Ceremonies, added to Certificate Ceremony section.

A copy of a 1916 memorandum sent to the school staff, reminding them of their supervision duties, added to the Teachers section.

A newspaper report marking the 28 years since the 1940 appointment of the School Secretary, Mrs J. Williams, added to the Teachers section.

An update about the 1960 Dining Hall controversy, added to the existing item in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

20 new photographs in the School Building section, all taken in July 2014

The first Speech Day Report given in 1965 by the new headmistress Miss Tydfil Jones added to the Certificate Ceremonies section.

 

July 1st, 2016

Alfred Spiers added to the Former Pupils section.

Young Oxfam Joint Group Fundraising, 1968, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Paris Trip, 1953, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A gallery of interior photographs of the Cwmdare Road Upper School added to the School Buildings section.

Updates to Prize Day reports for 1963, 1968 and 1969 added to Certificate Ceremony section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section: three interior photographs First Floor Corridor and Chemistry Lab, July 2014.

June 1st, 2016

Drew Haman added to the Former Pupils section.

A photograph of Physics examination candidates in the Cwmdare Rd School Gym added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Letters to the local press defending the ‘Cowshed’ also known as the new dining hall added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A report of the fundraising musical concert of December 1968 added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Press report of the speech given by the guest speaker at the May 1958 Certificate Ceremony added to Certificate Ceremony section.

A gallery of interior photographs of the Cwmdare Road Lower School added to the School Buildings section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Photograph of the rear field with country dancing, 1935, added to the School Buildings section.

The front façade of the school in 1935 added to the School Buildings section.

The school Hockey XI 1935 added to the Sporting Activities section.

April 28th, 2016

The Trophy Cabinet Ceremony, 1966, added to the Past Student Association section.

A photo of the Brass Ensemble players added to the 1973 Certificate Ceremony section.

A Cricket Team photo of circa 1990 added to the Sporting Activities section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

Four new interior photographs added to the School Buildings section.

Two Group photographs added to Other Photos section.

April 1st, 2016

GCE Exam Results for 1956 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

An example of a CWB Junior Stage Examination Certificate in the School History section, (fourth index item).

A photograph of the men who built the Trecynon School, the School Buildings section.

The programme for the 1977 Mid-Glam Youth Orchestra & Choir concert in the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Barrie Thomas added to the Individual Achievers on the Sporting Activities section.

A Year 7 Rugby XV of 1992/93 added to the Sporting Activities section.

 

New in the Girls’ School Section:

9 Class Photographs added to Other Photos; 4 building photographs added to School Buildings.

The programme of the Art Exhibition circa 1969 added to Memories & Memorabilia.

March 1st, 2016

An account of the School Cruise, 1966, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

School Scout Troop: Award of Queen Scout Badges, 1963, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Three photographs from the School Prospectus of 1996/97 added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Two photographs of the 1911 Sports Day, and one of the 1938 Sports Day added to the Sporting Activities section.

A Year 8 Rugby XV of 1992/93 added to the Sporting Activities section.

The results of the 1910 Athletic Sports Day added to the Sporting Activities section.

Noel Davies added to the Individual Achievers on the Sporting Activities section.

Press Report of the 1958 Choral Concert added to the existing 1958 entry in the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Wizard of Oz programme added to the existing 1992 entry in the Musical and Dramatic Section.

CWB Exam results for 1926 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Past Students Dinner, 1963, & Presentation to Caretaker, Mr David Jones, added to the Past Student Association section.

 

New photograph added to the Girls’ School site: Miss M.B. Williams’ form group, 1935, in the Other Photos section.

February 1st, 2016

Biographical details of Keith Rowlands rewritten in the Former Pupils section.

Newspaper coverage of 5 sporting events from 1941, rugby, cricket and swimming, added to the Sporting Activities section.

Photographs and Programme of the 1994 production of ‘South Pacific’ added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Subject combinations necessary to achieve CWB examination certificates for 1911 and 1932 added to the Academic Activities section.

The programme for the 1975 Mid-Glam Youth Orchestra concert - with a few Aberdare players added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Newspaper report of the School 1935 Christmas Eisteddfod added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Signatures of 1954-55 Rugby 1st XV members added to existing team photo page, from Roger Hoyle, in the Sporting Activities section.

 

A photograph of a charity hockey match team added to the Girls’ School site, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

January 1st, 2016

Alun C. Davies added to the Former Pupils section.

Visit of the All Blacks manager to the School, 1936, added to the Sporting Activities section.

School fundraising for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign 1962-64 added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Four School Concert Posters for 1946, 50, 51 & 52 added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

A press review of the 1963 school added to School Concert 1963 page in the Musical and Dramatic Section.

A 1989-90 Rugby XV added to the Sporting Activities section.

The programme of the 2005 Prize Day added to the Certificate Ceremony section.

CWB Exam results for 1912 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

An additional photo of some of the guests at the school opening ceremony, 1965, added to the report already in the School History section.

 

New photographs added to the Girls’ School site: all in the Other Photos section, and partially captioned:

Miss Sylvie Chapple's Class, circa 1931; Miss Winnie Rees at an Art Exhibition; Keith Rowlands visits the school; and Mr Howells and soloist in the school hall.

December 1st, 2015

Surg. Cdre. Noel Bevan added to the Former Pupils section.

The School Magazine for August 1915 added to the The Aberdarian section.

A Swimming Gala Report for 1939 added to the Sporting Activities section.

Group photograph of the Weight-lifting Club, 1990, added to the Sporting Activities section.

Team photograph of a rugby XV, 1989-90, added to the Sporting Activities section.

A room plan, 1994, of the Cwmdare Road School added to the School Buildings section.

Aberdare Leader 1956 Sports Day Review & Results in the Sporting Activities section.

A chance meeting of two 1981 leavers in Monmouth Waitrose in the Reunions and Revisits section.

Two links to video sequences of Terry (Drac) Johns, one an extended interview, added to his entry in the Former Pupils section.

 

Two new group photographs added to the Girls’ School section:

  one in ‘Other Photos’

  the other in ‘Sporting Activities’ - both need more names for the captions.

November 1st, 2015

Bob Matthews added to the Former Pupils section.

Updates of the entries for Doug Baguley and Chris Geake in the Former Pupils section.

Aberdare Leader 1946 Sports Day Review & Results in the Sporting Activities section.

The School Magazine for December 1914 added to the The Aberdarian section.

Photograph of the Welsh Club 1995-96 added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Junior Team photos for Athletics, Rugby and Cricket, all 1995-96, added to the Sporting Activities section.

 

October 1st, 2015

Mr W.D. Towler’s Form 3A Class photograph, 1939 added to the Official School Photos section.

The comprehensive school pupil’s diary added to the Miscellaneous Items Boxfile in Library, which is in the Academic Activities section.

The B.A.Y.S. School Group, 1987, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

The Keith Lewis’s U.C. Swansea Scholarship photo, 1959 in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Four sports items:

  Soccer 1987-88 U15 & Cricket 1987-88 U15 team photographs,

  Aberdare Leader 1945 Sports Day Review, & Centenary Rugby Match programme 1996 in the Sporting Activities section.

September 1st, 2015

Chris Spiers added to the Former Pupils section.

The programme for the 1989 production of ‘Carrots’ added to the cast photo page in the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Another recent photograph of the Cwmdare Road School added to the School Buildings section.

Two soccer, two rugby and a cricket team photo added to the Sporting Activities section.

Sportsman Mark Davies added to the gallery of individual achievers in the Sporting Activities section.

A gallery of photos and a brief report of the School Reunion of July 31st added to Reunions and Revisits section.

Finally after eight years of searching we have found the missing page 13 from the 1905 Aberdarian - Ouch !  What a collar !

July 30th, 2015

An account of the 1910 Past Students Reunion in the Past Student Association section.

School Soccer XI Team Photograph 1903-04 added to the Sporting Activities section.

Team photograph Under 14 Rugby 1970-71 added to the Sporting Activities section.

Newspaper account of the 1910 presentation of the cricket shield added to the Sporting Activities section.

Newspaper report on the 1903 Certificate Ceremony Newspaper report on the 1907 Certificate Ceremony added to the Certificate Ceremony section.

A recent photograph of the Cwmdare Road School in the School Buildings section.

A photograph of a Sixth Form group, 1969, in the Official School Photos section.

CWB Exam results for 1903 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

July 1st, 2015

CWB Exam results for 1904 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Newspaper report on the 1904 Certificate Ceremony added to the Certificate Ceremony section.

School Rugby XV circa 1923 added to the Sporting Activities section.

School Cricket team circa 1942 added to the Sporting Activities section.

Some photographs of the 2004 Dublin Rugby Tour added to the Sporting Activities section.

M. James, J. Williams, R. James, R Williams, G. Williams & an unknown added to the gallery of achievers in the Sporting Activities section.

An addition postcard of the Trecynon School added to Postcards subsection of the School Buildings section.

A large number of extra names added to the 1990 Upper School photograph in the Official School Photos section.

 

June 1st, 2015

School Certificate results 1945 for both County Schools added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

A level 1961 and more GCE O level 1959 and examination papers added to the Academic Activities section.

Aberdare Leader report on the occasion of the retirement of Aubrey Roberts added to his article in the Teachers section.

A 1970 Joint Cynon Valley Schools Rugby XV added to the Sporting Activities section.

David Evans, Kevin Price and Steven Rogers added to the gallery of individual achievers in the Sporting Activities section.

 

Additions to the Girls’ School Section:

Four group photographs added to the Memories & Memorabilia Section.

May 1st, 2015

A photograph of Magazine editorial Team 1985, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

The charity presentation of a cheque for Fedw Hir, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Examination results for 1928 (including Mountain Ash County School) added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

An account of the funeral and the tributes paid to headmaster Gwilym Williams added to his area of the Headmasters section.

GCE O level 1959 examination papers added to the Academic Activities section.

A photo of the School circa 1894 added to the School Buildings section.

 

Additions to the Girls’ School Section:

Class photographs of 1A and 1 alpha, 1972 added to Other Photos;

a photograph of the guests who attended the 1978 prize day in the Certificate Ceremony section;

a photograph of the Wind Ensemble 1977-78 added to the Musical and Dramatic section.

April 1st, 2015

A 1997 Wales International XV photograph with ex-ABCS pupil David Young present, added to the Sporting Activities section.

Examination results for 1920 (including Mountain Ash County School) added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Rugby 1990/91 Team and Athletics Team 1976 photographs added to the Sporting Activities section.

A press report of the 1942 choral concert added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

An extra group photograph from Nigel Watts added to the Nevasa Cruise report in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A photograph of a group of choristers in Victoria Square added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

An attempt to name the boys in the existing 1966 Sherborne rugby trip photograph in the Sporting Activities section.

A photograph of staff and pupils on a picnic trip, circa 1905, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Rob Humphreys’ account of his 1962 school vacation work at Eskimo Foods in Cleethorpes added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

March 1st, 2015

A description of the 1914 school St. David’s Day celebration added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

David V. Williams added to the Former Pupils section.

ABGS members of the Bridgend Mountain Rescue Team, c1970, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

French & Scripture Knowledge 1962 O level examination papers added to the Academic Activities section.

A photograph of members of the Subbuteo Club, 1994-95, added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A photograph of the Rugby under-14 XV, 1980-81, added to the Sporting Activities section.

David Young, Huw Jones, Nicholas Davies, James Rowlands, Daniel Harries, Richard Wilcox, Richard Donnelly and Simon Polnik

  added to the gallery of individual achievers in the Sporting Activities section

From Lynn Thomas and Clive Richards more reminiscences about Coleford summer vacation work in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

 

Addition to the Girls’ School Section: The School Magazine of 1996

February 1st, 2015

A list of prefects duties, 1970/71 from David V. Williams added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Another Trecynon school postcard added to the postcards group of the School Buildings section.

The Prize Day press report for the December 1902 ceremony added to the Certificate Ceremony section.

Examination results for 1902 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Welsh Language & Welsh Literature 1962 O level examination papers added to the Academic Activities section.

Some recent views of the Cwmdare Road School added to the end of the School Buildings section.

Rugby Teams: U-12, U-13 and 1st & 2nd teams 1970/71, a 1986/87 XV, and U-14 1987/88 XV added to the Sporting Activities section.

The athletics team photo 1987/88 added to the Sporting Activities section.

David Hall, Gareth Rees & Neil Edwards added to the gallery of individual achievers in the Sporting Activities section.

 

Addition to the Girls’ School Section:

The Book Prize presented to Ethel Gowen of Form 1b, circa 1927 in the Girls’ School Memories & Memorabilia section.

 

January 1st, 2015

The entry for Roger Griffiths updated in the Former Pupils section.

A 1939 photograph showing a glimpse of the tennis court on the lawn of School House in the School Buildings section.

Programmes for the Musical Society concert of 1942 and 1963, both Acis and Galatea, added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Tickets for the Music concerts of 1949, 1959, 1964 and 1965 added to the appropriate pages in the Musical and Dramatic Section.

A photograph of the 1971/72 school prefects added to the Official School Photos section.

P. Morgan, R. Gardiner, D. Pearson, L. Morris and M. Davies added to the Individual Achievers in the Sporting Activities section.

The 1972 cricket XI added to the Sporting Activities section.

The ABGS versus MAGS rugby match scene from the Cynon Valley Millennium Tapestry added to the Miscellaneous Section.

The Prize Day press report for the January 1906 ceremony added to the Certificate Ceremony section.

CWB Examination results for 1910 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

A photograph of the group who went on the Snowdonia Expedition, circa 1984, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

December 1st 2014

Dennis Hoggins added to the Former Pupils section.

A new link added to an audio interview with Dr John Thomas. Added to footnote 2 in his existing entry in the Former Pupils section.

Entrance Scholarships for the 1914 entry added to the 11-plus and school entry section.

A 1939 photograph of the school added to the School Buildings section.

Details of the 1904 drama production added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Two cricket team photos: junior 1994 and junior 1995 added to the Sporting Activities section.

Some photographs of individual sporting achievers added to the Sporting Activities section.

A photograph of the pupils & teachers who went on the Paris Trip circa 1982 added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

November 1st 2014

John Edward Owen added to the Former Pupils section.

Two sports teams, Athletics 1973/74 and under-15 Rugby 77/78, added to the Sporting Activities section.

School Prefects, 1980/81, and the School Chess Team, circa 1958, added to the Official School Photos section.

Examination results for 1917 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Press reports of the November 1910 Prize Day ceremony added to the Certificate Ceremony section.

A view, circa 1940, of the main school block from the upper playground on a glass transparency added to the School Buildings section.

Some news of Alan J. Meats, a former teacher at the school in the 1960s, in the Teachers section.

 

Addition to the Girls’ School Section:

The programme for the 1948 Certificate Ceremony for 1947 examinees.

October 1st 2014

Michael C. Owen added to the Former Pupils section.

Photograph of the Amnesty International Group, 1994 added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Two rugby team photos and one soccer team photo added to the Sporting Activities section.

A newspaper report about Peter Ellis who was awarded the DSM in 1942 added to the Miscellaneous Section.

Press reports of the 1897 and 1898 Prize Day ceremonies added to the Certificate Ceremony section.

A press report of the 1905 School Christmas Concert added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

A short newspaper report of the second Past Student Society outing to Ystradfellte added to the Past Student Association section.

 

Additions to the Girls’ School Section:

The programme for the 1946 Certificate Ceremony for 1945 examinees.

A press report of Miss Cook’s last Prize Day in 1942 added to the existing 1942 Certificate Ceremony page.

September 1st 2014

Gwynne Henton Davies added to the Former Pupils section.

A book written Dr & Mrs Gwynne Henton Davies added to the library, which is in the Academic Activities section.

Examination results for 1915 in the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

An informal student photograph of staff member, 1943-59, Luther James, and some photographs of the Gadlys School 1920s Staff

   added to the Miscellaneous Section.

 

In the Girls’ School Section:

Aberdare Girls School Staff Photograph, circa 1990

Cast photograph of ‘Bunty Pulls the Strings’ circa 1934 in the Musical & Dramatic section

An additional photograph of the 1963 AGGS Hockey XI

August 1st 2014

The programme for the 1996 School Centenary Concert added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Addition of the programme brochure to the existing 1993 Reunion page in the Reunions section.

Four team photos added, an Under-14 rugby, an Under-15 rugby, a soccer team and a 7-aside soccer team to the Sporting Activities section.

 

 

In the Girls’ School Section:

A class photo circa 1923, the 1958-59 Prefects photograph, both in Other Photos section.

Staff Photo 1976, and an additional photograph of Miss Cook both in the Teachers’ section,

and in The School Buildings section a few photographs of the old school taken in its very last week.

 

July 1st 2014

A class photograph of Form 1A, 1939 added to the Official School Photos section.

Amy Violet Minty and her School Book Prize, circa 1910 added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A short account of the last ever Certificate Ceremony at the Boys’ School, 24 June, 2014 in the Certificate Ceremony section.

Two rugby team photos: under-15, 1987-88; and a 1986-87 XV in the Sporting Activities section.

Two new ABCS groups, one possibly connected with music, in the Official School Photos section.

June 1st 2014

D.O. Roberts added to the Former Pupils section.

Report and photographs of the May Golf Day and Reunion added to the Reunions section.

A 1922 class photograph of Form 1A, from Delyth Wilson, in the Official School Photos section.

Examination results for 1919 in the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Teacher John Wallis Dodgson’s chemistry textbook added to the library, which is in the Academic Activities section.

Five sports team photographs added to the Sporting Activities section.

Two pupil unknown-group photographs added to the Official School Photos section.

New photographs of the Ynys building site added to the Home Page

 

An appreciation of the late Clarice Smith, an AGGS former Girl Guide Company Captain, written by Roger Williams, added to the Girls’ School Teachers section.

May 1st 2014

Kerry Turner added to the Former Pupils section.

Terry Johns’ book added to the library, which is in the Academic Activities section.

A photograph of the Cwmbach pupils of the school, September 1926, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Examination results for 1914 in the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

The cancelled 1914 Certificate Ceremony and its replacement press article in the Certificate Ceremony section.

Press Report of the WW1 Memorial Plaque dedication ceremony, 1920, in the Past Student Association section.

Two soccer and three rugby team photos added to the Sporting Activities section.

An additional photograph has been added to the Former Pupil - Idwal Rees page, and to the Hardy’s Magic Big Band page, marked c1987.

Finally, take a look at the building progress photographs on the Home Page - the outer skin of the main block is almost complete.

The bulk of the 4-storey building is apparent in these latest photos. Click the small images to see bigger ones.

 

April 1st 2014

Colyn Gardner added to the Former Pupils section.

Aubrey Roberts added to the Teachers section.

Alistair M. Wilson’s mathematics book to added to the library which is in the Academic Activities section.

A level Results for 1955 to be found in the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

The School Orchestra circa 1981 from Jon Evans added to the Musical and Dramatic Activities section.

Four new photos added to the Sporting Activities section: 1 athletics, 2 cricket and 1 rugby team photos.

New version: The Upper School 1990 panoramic photo has been relabelled so that everybody has a number,

  it is in the Official School Photos section; we hope eventually everybody will be named.

Removed 1990 Upper School names of Staff and 6th form photo,

Removed 1984 Upper School names of Staff and 6th form photo,

Removed 1984 Upper School names of L6 and Form 5 pupils photo,

Removed 1984 Lower School Staff names photo,

Removed 1972 Sixth formers and staff names photo,

Removed 1957 Sixth formers and staff names photo,

- in each case due to newer versions superceding older ones.

March 1st 2014

Rev. D. Gordon James added to the Former Pupils section.

Six new photos added to the Sporting Activities section: 2 rugby, 1 athletics, 1 cricket, 1 basketball, and one mystery group - weights?.

School Concerts: soloist autographs added to the Musical and Dramatic Activities section, from Elfed Davies.

The words of the Rugby Team Cheer added to the Sporting Activities section, from Elfed Davies.

Mark Groom has sent in a large number of extra names for the Lower School 1984 panoramic photo in the Official School Photos section.

New version: The Upper School 1984 panoramic photo has been relabelled so that everybody has a number,

   it is in the Official School Photos section; we hope eventually everybody will be named.

 

In the Girls’ Website, four new photographs taken in the years 1949-52 have been added to the ‘Other Photos’ section.

February 1st 2014

T. Alwyn John added to the Former Pupils section.

School Sports Day Results, 1914, in the Sporting Activities section.

The B.A.Y.S. School Group, 1982, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

School Prefects, 1983, in the Official School Photos section.

Photograph of the Upper Sixth, 1994-95 in the Official School Photos section.

Two cricket, one football and two rugby team photos added to the Sporting Activities section.

 

January 1st 2014

Griffith Quick added to the Former Pupils section.

Press Report for Certificate Ceremony, 1910, in the Certificate Ceremony section.

Reports of the Unveiling of the WW2 Memorial Plaque, and Dedication of Lectern Ceremony 1948, in the Past Student Association section.

School Photography Club, 1982-83 added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Team Photograph Basketball, circa 1995, in the Sporting Activities section.

Team Photograph Junior Football, 1991-92, in the Sporting Activities section.

Team Photograph Athletics 1991-92 in the Sporting Activities section.

Team Photograph Rugby 1994-95 in the Sporting Activities section.

The School Jazz Band, 1989, added to the Musical and Dramatic Activities section.

The School Orchestra, 1994, added to the Musical and Dramatic Activities section.

December 1st 2013

John Gwynno James added to the Former Pupils section.

The 1987-88 Rugby 1st XV team photograph added to the Sporting Activities section.

A Rugby XV 1993-94 team photograph added to the Sporting Activities section.

A football XI 1993-94 team photograph added to the Sporting Activities section.

The Debating Team 1987-88 group photograph in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A photograph of the school jazz band circa 1994-95 in the Musical and Dramatic section.

An account of the school’s scout troop expedition to Snowdonia, April 1962 in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

November 1st 2013

Trefor Jones added to the Former Pupils section.

An appreciation of wartime supply teacher Katherine Davies by Lyndon Harries in the Teachers section.

A photograph of a class that entered school in 1919, added to the Official School Photos section.

A report of the 1913 university results of past students in the PSA section.

1937 Sports Day results from Elfed Davies, added to the Sporting Activities section.

A new version of the 1984 Lower School panoramic photo added to the Official School Photos section, with an attempt to name everybody !

A 1986-87 season rugby team photograph added to the Sporting Activities section.

A Comprehensive School golf team, circa 1995, added to the Sporting Activities section.

October 1st 2013

Mansel Barnes added to the Former Pupils section.

A brief newspaper report from 1903 that mentions the formation of the Past Students Society, in the PSA section.

A photograph of the 1988 Prefects added to the Official School Photos section.

A photograph of the 1988 cricket 1st XI added to the Sporting Activities section.

A press report of the first athletics sports day held in 1903, added to the Sporting Activities section.

A press report of the last Certificate Ceremony of the mixed school in 1913, with examination results, in the Certificate Ceremony section.

Examination results for 1900 in the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

A pre-1901 photograph of the school showing the original building without clocktower, in the School Buildings section.

 

In the Girls’ School website: a photograph of the 1962 Prefects, a class photograph of Kate Roberts with her Form, a class photo from 1923, and the school magazine for 1969 have been added.

NB It is the centenary year of the Girls’ School this year and one of the events to mark this special occasion is the Centenary Concert that will take place on Friday, October 11th at 7pm in the Coliseum. Any remaining tickets can be obtained from the School Office, tel: 01685 872460.

 

September 1st 2013

Thomas Arwyn Williams added to the Former Pupils section.

An ongoing attempt to name everybody in the 1972 panoramic photograph, added to the Official School Photos section.

A single photo of final phase of construction of the New Dining/Assembly Hall 1960, added to the School Buildings section.

A photograph of female staff, staff wives and partners at Mr Warren’s retirement celebration, added to the Teachers section.

A programme of the Aberdare & District Juvenile Eisteddfod added to the ‘Aberdare during our Schooldays’ section.

An additional, and unknown, school badge from the 1920s, added to the School Uniform page, from Menna White, (née Edwards)

The 1962 O level History paper added to the Academic Activities section.

 

In the Girls’ website, a photograph of the Staff in 1923 in the Teachers section, The Hall & Gym in 1923 in the Buildings section, a Prefects’ Badge from the 1920s in the Badges section, a photo of Form 1B in 1972 in ‘Other Photos’.

August 1st 2013

Idwal Rees added to the Former Pupils section.

A few GCE O level exam papers from 1962 added to the Academic Activities section. Can you still do them?

Some photographs of the early groundwork excavations for the new Cwmdare Road school added to the School Buildings section.

Some photographs of the construction of the Annex at the Cwmdare Road school added to the School Buildings section.

 

There have also been some recent additions to the Girls’ website: an appreciation of English teacher Miss Winifred Rees; a copy of the School Magazine for 1968; and two new entries in the Distribution of Certificate Ceremonies section.

July 1st 2013

Tom Kelly added to the Former Pupils section.

Press Report for Certificate Ceremony Programme, 1900, in the Certificate Ceremony section.

Sherborne Rugby Trip, 1966 in the Sporting Activities section, from D.L. Jones.

Presentation of a Cup by Mr Warren, but other details unknown in the Memories & Memorabilia section, from Geoff Abbott.

 

June 1st 2013

Mansel John added to the Former Pupils section.

CWB results for 1927 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

A new card of the Trecynon building added to the set of Postcards in the School Buildings Section, from Victor Carney.

Certificate Ceremony Programme for the Centenary Year, 1996, in the Certificate Ceremony section, from Geoff Abbott.

Additions to captions, and two extra pictures on The Jazz Band page of the Musical and Dramatic Section, from Terry Harding.

 

May 1st 2013

David James Stephens added to the Former Pupils section.

The menu card for the 1938 PSA annual dinner added to the PSA section.

John Wallis Dodgson, the School’s first teacher of science added to the Teachers section.

Photograph and report of the School versus Past Students 1959 rugby match, in the Sporting Activities section, from R.T. Matthews.

Annual Swimming Gala, July 1949, in the Sporting Activities section, from R.T. Matthews.

CWB results for 1936 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Under-15 Rugby XV team photo, 1974-75, in the Sporting Activities section.

Several additional names added to the ‘1984 Upper School: names of L6 & Form 5 pupils’ and to the ‘1978 names of pupils and teachers’ both in the Official School Photos section.

April 1st 2013

David Richard Davies added to the Former Pupils section.

Rugby 1st XV, 1977-78 team photograph added to the Sporting Activities section.

Rugby Team Selection notices added to the Sporting Activities section, from Gareth Davies.

Another photo of the Trecynon school clock in the Llanelli yard (2004) added to the School Buildings Section, (last photo in the set).

Three extra photos in the Hardy’s Magic area of the Musical and Dramatic Section.

A Film Society Programme Card, 1949 in the Past Student Association Section.

Girl and Boy pupils outside the Trecynon School, circa 1903 in School Buildings Section, from Alan Abraham.

School Entrance (11+) results for 1947, in the 11-plus and School Entry section, from Gareth Davies.

Sixth Form and senior staff photo, 1954 added to the Official School Photos section, from R.T. Matthews.

March 1st 2013

Michael Pook added to the Former Pupils section.

O level results for 1960 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Another card added to the Postcard Section of School Buildings.

The programme for the 1965 School Concert added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Garfield Griffiths & E. Ogwen Williams added to the Teachers section.

A new version of the 1957 panoramic photo with almost everybody named, 417 out of 433 so far, added to the Official School Photos section.

   Please help by sending in the missing 16 names and by correcting any errors we have made.

Terry Johns’ entry in the Former Pupils section updated.

February 1st 2013

John David Griffiths added to the Former Pupils section.

CWB Junior, Senior & Honours Stage Examination results lists for 1916 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

A list of a few Forms and their Form Masters added to the Academic Activities section.

Another card added to the Postcard Section of School Buildings.

A pupil’s School Report from 1928 added to the Extracts from the School Records sub-section of School History.

A minor addition about the 1938 Aberdarian added (at the bottom) of The Aberdarian section.

A 1988-89 report of a School win in a Business Enterprise Competition in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

 

January 1st 2013

Kevin Morgan added to the Former Pupils section.

CWB Junior, Senior & Higher Stage Certificate results lists for 1918 added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

Essex Rugby Tour 1978 Photograph added to the Sporting Activities section.

Under 12 Rugby XV, 1971-72, photograph added to the Sporting Activities section.

Laura Williams’ School Prize, 1913 added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Informal outdoor photo of lower sixth 1977 boys added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

 

December 1st 2012

The 100-year-old Christmas 1912 edition of The Aberdarian complete with ghost story, from Joyce Davies, in The Aberdarian section.

The School Christmas card from the late 1940s, from Steve White, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

John Thomas added to the Former Pupils section.

Photograph of the Prefects 1985 added to the Official School Photos section.

Photograph of the Rugby 1984 Ireland Tour Squad in the Sporting Activities section.

Photograph of the Rugby 1984-85 1st XV in the Sporting Activities section.

Elfed Davies’s Athletics Certificate, 1947, in the Sporting Activities section.

 

November 1st 2012

Gordon Fithen added to the Former Pupils section.

A class photo of Form 5 alpha in 1946-47 added to the Official School Photos section, from Dudley Bruton.

Report of the disastrous Sports Day 1939 from the Aberdare Leader in the Sporting Activities section.

Aberdare Leader Report of the Christmas 1970 musical events in the Music and Drama section.

Programme for the 1976 Christmas Carol Service added to the Music and Drama section.

Minor addition to 1955 Certificate Ceremony item, naming students who were awarded rugby colours, in the Certificate Ceremony section.

A feedback form has been added to the site Home Page, right-hand column. This should make it easier for you to send messages to the ‘editors’.

 

October 1st 2012

D.R. (Dai) Owen added to the Former Pupils section.

Photographs of the mural painted in 1992-93 by ABCS boys for Cwmdare Primary School, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

Visit of Ann Clwyd M.P. to the Debating Society, 1992-93, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A very brief account of the 1950 joint Carol Service in the Music and Drama section.

A Cricket Scorecard for a match played against Pontypridd in 1923, in the Sporting Activities section.

School Certificate results for 1941, in the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

School Entrance (Scholarship) results for 1941, in the 11-plus and School Entry section.

An Aberdare Leader article about the all-conquering Rugby first XV 1954-55, in the Sporting Activities section.

 

September 1st 2012

Walter T. Morgan added to the Former Pupils section.

E.J. Excell’s last game as a school rugby referee in the Teachers section, from Roger Excell.

Charles Morris & Tom Evans relax in the staff room in the Teachers section, from Gwyn Evans.

Higher & School Certificate Results for 1939 in the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

 

August 1st 2012

Dudley M. Bruton and Alan J. Excell added to the Former Pupils section.

Entry for David Boxer updated in the Former Pupils section.

Reminiscences of holiday work at Beechams Ribena Factory, Coleford, Glos., from Chris Abbott in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

The Rugby 1st XV 1943-44 team photograph, in the Sporting Activities section, from Roger Excell, with names from Elfed Davies.

The Rugby Junior XV 1940-41 team photograph, in the Sporting Activities section, from Roger Excell, with names from Elfed Davies.

The athletics results of the 1944 Sports Day from Elfed Davies, in the Sporting Activities section.

Two Past Students vs. School photographs from Grayson Richards, with Keith Rowlands as referee, in the Sporting Activities section.

The CWB examination results for 1923, (Boys & Girls), in the Published Exam Pass Lists section.

The Aberdare Leader report of the School Coronation Concert in 1953 added to the Music and Drama section.

 

July 1st 2012

Chris Abbott (ABGS: 1957-64) added to the Former Pupils section.

The names of Forms 1, 2 & 3 boys have been added to the 1978 panoramic photo - organised by Dr Geoff Abbott.

The Rugby 1st XV 1942-43 team photograph, in the Sporting Activities section, from Roger Excell, with names from Elfed Davies.

A press report of the 1957 school concert added to the Music and Drama section.

J.T.Bowen’s Form photograph, circa 1923, in the Official School Photos section from his son John Bowen via Dave Lewis.

To mark the retirement this month of Mr Terry Harding, a photo gallery of his Jazz Big Band added to the Music and Drama section.

A photograph of Mr Harding’s last Electronics sixth form class added to the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A press report of headmaster Mr Jess Warren’s tribute to E.J.Excell & J.T.Bowen delivered at the final school assembly of the 1957-58 academic year - added to the Teachers section.

 

June 1st 2012

A new picture of the staff, 1923, from Roger Excell in the Teachers section.

The School Magazine No.3 1933 in The Aberdarian section, from Dave Lewis.

A Form photograph, circa 1923, in the Official School Photos section from John Bowen via Dave Lewis.

The School Rugby 1st XV circa 1924, in the Sporting Activities section, from Dalla Jones, via Haydn Williams.

Practice Examination Question booklets from Alwyn Griffiths, the Miscellaneous Folder of the Library.

The CWB examination results for 1930 in the Published Exam Pass Lists section, from Dave Lewis.

The School Entrance Scholarship results for 1945 in the 11-plus and School Entry section, from Dave Lewis.

Combined Rugby 1st XV and the Past Students teams photograph, 1958, from Roger Excell in the Sporting Activities section.

Cricket 1st XI, 1950 team photograph from Roger Excell in the Sporting Activities section.

May 1st 2012

David E. Roberts (1956-63) added to the Former Pupils section.

Two books written by past student E.S. Jenkins (ABGS 1919-26) added to the ‘ library’.

An external view of the school circa 1922 added to the School Buildings section, from Roger Excell, (grandson of Mr E.J. Excell)

Two photos of the school interior in 1922 — the Hall and the Gym, from Roger Excell, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A cast and production team photo of the School Production of Carrots, 1989 from Clive Stanley-Williams, in the Music and Drama section.

School prefects photograph for 1989-90, from Clive Stanley-Williams, added to the Official School Photos section.

A match report of a rugby game versus The Bec School, Tooting added to the Sporting Activities section.

The newspaper report of Certificate Ceremony of 1922.

A sixth form chemistry terminal paper added to the Terminal Tests Section of Academic Activities, from Alwyn Griffiths.

Alwyn Griffiths’ Mathematical Tables booklet added to the Miscellaneous Folder in the ‘library’.

 

April 1st 2012

Robert Harman Morgan (1941–45), J. Graham Jones (1967–74) and Elwyn Jones (1935–42) added to the Former Pupils section.

The Aberdarian for 1939 added to The Aberdarian section, from John Bowen via Dave Lewis.

A 1957 school letter outlining O level options in the School Records section of School History from Alwyn Griffiths

A 1961 letter from Glamorgan Education Committee to Alwyn Griffiths about his university grant, in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

A photo of the Cycling Trip to Normandy (1993) in the Memories & Memorabilia section.

An aerial view of the Cwmdare Road School in the School Buildings section.

A cast photo of the School Production of The Wizard of Oz, November 1992, in the Music and Drama section.

Group photographs of school prefects for 1992, 1994, 1995 added to the Official School Photos section.

 

March 1st 2012

Brynley F. Roberts (1941-48) and Roger Ellis Humphreys (1958-66) added to the Former Pupils section.

School Eisteddfod 1964 - a list of ‘winners’ in the Music and Drama section.

Two more school lapel badges added to the School Badges section, from Alwyn Griffiths.

Cricket 1st XI 1982 added to the Sporting Activities section, from Jeremy Ryan.

Group photographs of school prefects for 1981-82, 1991, 1993 and 1996 added to the Official School Photos section.

The School Chess team photos for 1980-1981 and 1981-1982 added to the Official School Photos section, from Jeremy Ryan.

School Magazine for 1985 added to The Aberdarian section, from Alun Williams.

State Scholarships 1961: Information for Applicants in the Memories and Memorabilia section, from Alwyn Griffiths.

February 1st 2012

School Magazine for 1934 and 1970 added to The Aberdarian section, from Tom Evans and Jeremy Turner respectively.

Two class photos from the mid-1940s in the Official School Photos section, from Bryn Roberts.

A photo of the audience in the Coliseum for the 1970 Distribution of Certificates Ceremony, from Les Morgan.

A School Fees receipt for 1944 in the Extracts from the School Records sub-section of School History, from Dudley Bruton.

Some notes about the Mining & Engineering Laboratory that opened in 1922, in the School History section.

Meirion Jenkins and Tom Evans in an unconventional pose whilst on a field trip, in the Memories and Memorabilia section, from Gwyn Evans.

January 1st 2012

David G. Edwards (ABGS 1955-62) added to the Former Pupils section.

Athletic Sports Day results 1941 added to the Sporting Activities section.

Additional informal photos of the 1979-80 sixth form added to an existing item in the Memories and Memorabilia section.

Photos and names of the boys who started in 1985 added to the 1990 Upper School Photograph in the Official School Photos section.

December 1st 2011

Dyfrig Morgan (1939-45) added to the Former Pupils section.

Trevor Taylor’s aerial photos of Aberdare added as a link in his Former Pupils page.

A set of pictures of Lyn Evans’ seminar visit to the school in November added as an extra link to his Former Pupils page.

A class photo from the year 1918-1919 added to the Official School Photos section, from Nia Davies (née James).

The Aberdarian for 1975 added to The Aberdarian Section, from Jeremy Turner.

An addition item with photos of the 1960 school trip to Rome, in the 1957-64 section of Memories & Memorabilia.

Names of fourth, fifth formers added to the 1978 ‘with names’ photo in the Official School Photos section.

November 1st 2011

Tom Barling (1924-30) and Trevor Taylor (1934-39) added to the Former Pupils section.

A photograph of the Sixth Form Double Maths Group, 1979-80 from Geoff Abbott in the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

A group photograph of a Harvest Camp in Roch, Pembrokeshire in 1918 from Dudley Bruton in the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

An account of the Geological Society Excursion to Llanharry Iron Mine in 1959 from Roger Williams in the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

A photograph of the winning relay team at a Barry athletics meeting, circa 1939, from Trevor Taylor in the Sporting Activities Section.

A letter offering a school place in 1967, with school rules, from Mark Mitchelmore in the Memories and Memorabilia Section. NB this item has been moved to the ‘Extracts from School Records’ area of the School History Section, [Feb 2012].

A section of the 1984 school photograph with the names of fifth form and lower sixth pupils from Geoff Abbott and Ashley Lewis added to the

   Official School Photos section.

Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission added to the WW1 memorial item in the School History section.

October 1st 2011

Alun H. Maddy added to the Former Pupils section.

The programme and press report for the March 1971 Distribution of Certificates ceremony from Alun Maddy.

A photograph of the VIPs at the 1971 PSA Annual Dinner in the PSA section.

A Report and Photo ‘gallery’ of the September 2011 General Reunion in the Reunions section.

September 1st 2011

John Eaton Williams (1919-1921) added to the Former Pupils section, from Roger S. Williams (1952-1960).

Peter Swinburn’s entry amended in Former Pupils section.

Past Student activities from the very early days before WW1 in the PSA section, contributed by Victor Carney.

The 1995 panoramic photograph with names added for staff and some boys, from Geoff Abbott in the Official School Photos section.

Photographs of the Cwmdare Road School in the School Buildings section, from Clive Stanley-Williams.

Cast photo added to the page of the 1905 production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in the Music and Drama Section.

August 1st 2011

Allen Prowle added to the Former Pupils Section.

The Aberdarian for 1990 added to The Aberdarian Section.

An invitation to the 1911 annual meeting of the Past Students Society, added to the Past Students Association Section.

A view of an Honours Board in 1912 in the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

July 1st 2011

A receipt for school team transport in the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

Another school Christmas Card in the Memories and Memorabilia Section, from Roger Williams.

A Rugby XV from the 1920s in Sporting Activities Section.

The programme for the School Sports Day 1937 in the Sporting Activities Section.

A detailed photograph of the area around the old school in the School Buildings Section.

A section of the 1990 panoramic Upper School photo with staff names added in the Official School Photos section - from Geoff Abbott.

Prof David C. Marsh added to the Former Pupils Section.

Two new items in a new section dealing with the history of the Past Students Association from Dave Lewis and Bob Matthews.

June 1st 2011

The Aberdarian for 1949 added to The Aberdarian section, from John Bowen via Dave Lewis.

Details of a British Empire Exhibition visit to Wembley in 1924, in the Memories and Memorabilia Section, from John Bowen and Dave Lewis.

A class photo believed to be from the 1920s in the Official School Photos section, from John Bowen via Dave Lewis.

A class photo of Form 2A in 1946-47 added to the Official School Photos section, from John Bowen via Dave Lewis.

Ken Griffiths added to the Former Pupils section.

A new staff photograph, circa 1970, added to the Teachers section, from Christine Griffiths.

A section of the 1984 panoramic Lower School photo with staff names added in the Official School Photos section - from Geoff Abbott.

A section of the 1990 panoramic Lower School photo with staff names added in the Official School Photos section - from Geoff Abbott.

Two new poetry books added to the Library Shelves - from Malcolm Lloyd, (click the spine of a book to look inside).

Another card added to the Postcard Section of School Buildings.

 

May 1st 2011

D. Rowland Davies added to the Former Pupils section.

Two new staff photographs added to the Teachers section, from John Bowen.

Four additional strips of sixth form names added to the 1978 names photograph in the Official School Photos section - from Geoff Abbott.

Two concert tickets, for 1945 and 1950, added to the Music and Drama Section from John Bowen.

A photo of the planting of the Coronation Tree in 1953 added to the Memories and Memorabilia Section, from John Bowen.

A 1940s School Library Stamp impression, and Knott’s Log Tables added to the black Miscellaneous Items folder on the Library Shelf - from Malcolm Lloyd.

 

April 1st 2011

Robert Servini, Alec Smith and David E. Edmunds added to the Former Pupils section.

Ken Griffiths added to the Teachers section.

The 1984 and 1990 Lower School panoramic photographs added the Official School Photos section - from Geoff Abbott.

Soccer 1st XI 1905-06, and Athletic Sports Day results 1905 added to the Sporting Activities section.

Four new documents added to the School Roll section.

School Certificate, 1946 and School Scholarship Entrance Results, 1942, added to the Published Exam Pass Lists section - from Malcolm Lloyd..

 

March 1st 2011

Spencer Jones (Headmaster) and Philip Jones (Oboist) added to the Former Pupils section.

The Aberdarian for 1974 added to The Aberdarian section, from Jeremy Turner.

A matriculation certificate and examination certificate added to the School Records section.

The 1990 panoramic photograph for the Upper School added to the Official School Photos section, from Dr Geoff Abbott.

Informal photographs of Rob Humphreys and his friends (late 1950s and early 1960s) added to the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

Team photograph of the Rugby under-14 XV, 1948-49 added to the Sporting Activities Section, from Dave Lewis.

A caption added for 1948-49 Rugby 1st XV, and the following existing captions supplemented: Cricket 1st XI 1952; Old Boys Cricket Somerset 1950; Rugby 1st XV 1946-47 from Dave Lewis and Victor Carney.

A third photograph added to the Eindhoven Trip 1947 page in the Memories and Memorabilia section with close-ups showing names of boys and girls. From Lyndon and Margaret Harries.

February 1st 2011

Sir W.T. Williams QC, MP added to the Former Pupils section.

Two statistics textbooks written by past student Brinley C. Erricker added to the Library shelf.

Details and pictures of the 1963 School Trip to Paris from Lynn Thomas added to the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

Eindhoven Trip 1947: An additional photo and trip details from Malcolm B. Lloyd (1942-50) added to the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

Press accounts of the 1960 and 1974 Certificate Ceremonies added to the Distribution of Certificates Ceremony Section.

Programme for the 1974 Christmas Carol Service from Neil Jones, added to the Music and Drama Section.

Correspondence to Neil Jones offering a place at ABGS, and outlining school policies added to the School Records section.

Four new sporting items:

the 1957 Sports Day Programme from Robert Rees (1955 - 1960)

the 1957 Sports Day Results

a 1940s Cricket team photo from Dave Lewis

and a team photo of the under-12 rugby XV 1974-75 from Neil Jones (1974 - 1981)

all in the in the Sporting Activities Section

January 1st 2011

The Aberdarian for 1989 added to The Aberdarian section, from Judith Griffiths.

Two completed school application forms added to the School Records section.

A letter from W. Jenkyn Thomas to a parent recommending that his son Fred Carney accept a place at the school. In the School Records section.

(The School Records section can be found in the School History menu.)

December 1st 2010

Professor Raymond Thomas added to the Former Pupils section.

Two team photos from the early 1950s, including one of a Plasdraw versus Trecynon hockey match, in the Sporting Activities Section.

Sections of the 1978 panoramic photo with pupil and staff names added, in the Official School Photos Section.

Some photographs taken at the Centenary Reunion (1996) added to the Centenary Reunion page.

A photograph of the pupils who went on the 1947 joint school trip to Eindhoven, from Dave Lewis, in the Memories and Memorabilia section.

November 1st 2010

The programme for the July 1951 Distribution of Certificates ceremony from David Lewis.

John F Mear and Stacey Hopper added to the Former Pupils section.

Aberdare Leader report on the award of rugby caps for the 1922-23 season in the Sporting Activities Section.

A new photograph of the School, notable for the detail it shows, added to the School Buildings section, from Alan Abraham.

A new card added to the Postcard Section of School Buildings.

Sections of the 1984 panoramic photo with pupil and staff names added, in the Official School Photos Section.

A few notes on the appearance of the exercise books we used. Click the black Miscellaneous Items Box File on the Library shelf .

A link to Terry Johns’ new website added to his page in Former Pupils.

Lyn Evans (ABGS 1956-63) has now retired from his post at CERN in Geneva. A colloquium was held to mark the occasion last June. You can view the proceedings on a CERN video. If you would like to see Lyn’s contribution, and that of the Morriston Orpheus Choir, you will need to select the following link, then select Part 2 and fast forward to 1hr 13min; a presentation to Lyn can be seen by selecting Part 3. You can find and select the ‘Parts’ under the media player on the site: click here (url: http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1271465?In=en ). Thanks to Rob Humphreys for locating the video.

October 11th 2010

A link to RCTBC’s glossy brochure on Secondary School Reorganisation in Aberdare, added to the home page. It’s a pdf document, and includes a copy of the questionnaire on page 25.

October 1st 2010

The Aberdarian for 1988 added to The Aberdarian section, from Judith Griffiths.

A class photograph of a group of 5 pupils, circa 1920, from Alun C. Davies, added to the Official School Photos section.

A physics class photograph of circa 1946, from Hugh Hughes, added to the Official School Photos section.

James Teague Morgan and Prof Malcolm Prowle added to the Former Pupils section.

Amendments to Former Pupils section for entries: K.T. Johns, Leighton Jones & Martin Burridge.

11-plus (Scholarship) papers for 1952 and 1957 added to the Academic Activities section menu.

Several internal examination papers added to the Academic Activities section menu.

September 19th 2010

Notice of the planned 2011 reunion added to the Home Page.

September 3rd 2010

The Aberdarian for 1973 added to The Aberdarian section, from Jeremy Turner.

September 1st 2010

Accounts of the lives of two Cwmaman brothers, Gwydol and Brinley Evans added to the Former Pupils section.

A copy of the school panoramic photo for 1984 added to the Official School Photos section. From Alan Abraham.

A 1963 cricket half colours certificate from Geoff Kerley in the Sporting Activities Section.

August 1st 2010

Three new books added to shelf 2 of the library, N.B. remember to click the spine of a book to look inside.

Information about the Geology teachers and the collection of rocks and fossils, added to the Academic Activities section, from Geoff Kerley.

The Aberdarian for 1972 added to The Aberdarian section, from Jeremy Turner.

In the Memories and Memorabilia section, Douglas Cook one of the boys evacuated to ABCS from Ilford County High School during the war, recalls the experience.

July 1st 2010

An updated account of the career of past student John Kemp (1957-62), added to the Former Pupils section.

A class photograph of 2 alpha in the 1946/47 academic year, from Victor Carney, added to the Official School Photos section.

The programme for the 1954 Distribution of Certificates ceremony from Brian Slocombe.

Another installment from Brian Berry, in this one he recalls The Memorial Hall. Found in the Memories and Memorabilia section.

A cutting from the Aberdare Times of 1899 describing plans for additional buildings at the school, together with some details of the first Clerk to the Governors, Rev Benjamin Evans. Added to the History section.

June 1st 2010

An account of the career of past student Sir Alwyn Williams added to the Former Pupils Section.

The 1951 1st XI Cricket photo from Victor Carney added to the Sporting Activities Section.

The under-12 1973-74 and under-13 1974-75 rugby team photos from Alyn Williams added to the Sporting Activities Section.

May 1st 2010

An account of the career of past student J. Gwyn Morgan added to the Former Pupils Section.

Some stories of the 1968 Nevasa Cruise added to the Memories and Memorabilia section.

Photos with pupil names for 1938, 1948, 1954 and 1957 added to the Official School Photos Section. Missing names are needed!

The 1952 1st XI Cricket photo from Victor Carney added to the Sporting Activities Section. The captain was the late Gwyn Morgan.

Programmes for the 1952 and 1953 Distribution of Certificates ceremonies from Victor Carney.

April 1st 2010

An account of the career of past student Ezer Griffiths added to the Former Pupils Section.

Two more accounts from Brian Berry, to be found in the Memories and Memorabilia section, of his memories of 1940s life at School .

A photograph of a meeting of three boys from School in the late 1940s to be found in the Reunions section.

Some upper sixth boys enjoying their final days at school during the 1930 Sports Day in the Memories and Memorabilia section.

The Aberdarian for 1987 added to The Aberdarian section.

March 1st 2010

An account of the career of past student Llewellyn Morgan Rees of Rhigos added to the Former Pupils Section.

A class photograph of a third form, 1926, in the Physics Lab from John Samuel added to the Official School Photos Section.

A class photograph of a third form, 1926, in the Woodwork Room from Alun C. Davies added to the Official School Photos Section.

A class photograph of a fifth form, 1919, that includes PEP, from Alun C. Davies added to the Official School Photos Section.

An incomplete set of extracts from the 1972 School Photo added to the Official School Photos Section. It needs the names of the sixth form pupils to be added - any suggestions?

February 8th 2010

Another photo added to the set taken in the ‘Showers’, from John Castree, in Prefects and Sixth Form 1960-1961.

The 1952-53 1st XV Rugby photo from Walter Leonard added to the Sporting Activities Section. This completes the rugby set for each year of the ‘fifties’.

February 1st 2010

An account of the careers of past students Professor Emrys Jones, Non Bowen and David Berry added to the Former Pupils Section.

A class photograph of 3A dated 1946 from Derek D. Phillips added to the Official School Photos Section.

A report added to the ‘Aberdare during our Schooldays’ Section of a Welsh TV quiz in which amongst others, Luther James represented Aberdare.

January 1st 2010

An account of the careers of past students Sir Morien Bedford Morgan and Brian Lendon Berry added to the Former Pupils Section.

A class photograph dated 1926 from Alun C Davies and John Samuel added to the Official School Photos Section.

A photograph from Alun C Davies of a group of Cynon Valley students at Aberystwyth in the 1930-31 academic year in the Miscellaneous Section.

December 1st 2009

An account of the careers of past students Professor Mansel Davies and Professor Brian Morgan added to the Former Pupils Section.

Grayson Richards (1952-60) has contributed another three photos:

Sports Day 1956, and rugby team photos for 2nd XV 1956-57 and 1st XV 1957-58 in the Sporting Activities Section.

A formal photo of a 1970 sixth form group from Gareth Hughes, added to the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

November 1st 2009

An account of the careers of past students:

Prof Emlyn Lloyd, Douglas Rees, Alvin K. Jones, Leighton Jones and Tony Berry, added to the Former Pupils Section.

Grayson Richards (1952-60) has contributed the following three items:

A colour photograph of the Rugby first XV team (1961-62) added to the Rugby section the Sporting Activities Section .

An additional photo added to the ‘1959 Group in the Playground’ page in the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

More Biology Lab photographs. Look for ‘1960 Another Group ....’ in the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

October 1st 2009

A class photo of 3A taken in 1931 from Mr T.J. Evans, added to the Official School Photos Section.

A team photo of the under-13 Rugby XV, 1960-61, from Steve Darch, in the Sporting Activities section.

Some photos from Kevin Mann of the November 2007 reunion of the 1969 entry, added to the Reunions section.

A newspaper account of the ceremony in which the School Foundation Stone was laid by Lord Aberdare in 1893. Added to the School History section.

An account of the career of Handel Davies, the brilliant Llwydcoed aero engineer, in the Former Pupils Section.

September 1st 2009

Although not a photograph from the grammar school days, we have added the school panoramic photo for 1995. Some teachers from the earlier period prior to 1978 are present in the photograph, which is in the Official School Photos Section.

See who took their A levels in 1958. A list for all Cynon valley schools, extracted from the Aberdare Leader, is in the Published Exam Pass Lists Section.

A new contribution from Brian Lendon Berry in the Miscellaneous Section. This time he recalls some memories of his family and of Aberdare in the 1940s.

August 1st 2009

The programmes for the 1954 and 1957 School Concerts added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Details of the 1915 School Dramatic production of Henry V added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Brian Berry’s recollections of his schooldays in the 1940s, added to the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

Information about ex-MEP Peter Price, and about Philip Pendry added to the Former Pupils Section. There is a link to Philip Pendry’s pop group called The Zodiacs, which was in great demand in the 1960s.

 

July 1st 2009

The programmes for the 1951 and 1953 School Concerts added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

A biography of R. Ivor Parry written by Mr. T.J. Evans added to the Teachers section.

Three new cards added to the Postcard Section of School Buildings.

Update on Prof Lyn Evans in Former Pupils section, showing the honorary degree ceremony at the University of Geneva.

Additional photograph from Clive Richards added to the page on Memorial Hall dances.

Update on Walter Morris’s page on the town centre of the 1920s with information about the family who managed the shop called ‘Evans the Saddler’.

June 20th 2009

A collection of athletics photos from the late 1940s, sent by Brian Berry, added to the Sporting Activities section.

A new team photo of the 1963-64 rugby team, sent by Clive Richards, added to the Sporting Activities section.

A Road Safety Map from the early 1950s, sent by Clive Richards, added to the Cynon Valley Maps section.

June 1st 2009

The programmes for the 1949 and 1950 School Concerts added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Information about John G. Davies (1951-56) added to Former Pupils Section.

A page about the Duffryn Aman St Johns Ambulance cadets of 1957 in the Miscellaneous Section - from Alwyn Griffiths.

Our attempt to name the sixth form and staff in the 1970 panoramic school picture in the School Photos Section.

May 1st 2009

The programmes for the 1947 and 1948 School Concerts added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Information about Melvyn Davies (57-64) and Christopher Geake (64-71) added to Former Pupils Section.

Information and photographs about the visit of Professor Lyn Evans to the school at the end of April - currently accessed from the Home Page. This will be moved to the Lyn Evans section in Former Pupils next month.

April 1st 2009

The programmes for the 1943 and 1946 School Concerts added to the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Malcolm Lloyd’s recollections of his schooldays in the 1930s and 1940s added to the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

There was a School Scout expedition to Eire in 1963. Leighton Jones produced a daily written log of the trip; you can find it in

the Memories and Memorabilia Section.

March 1st 2009

These additions are all of a literary, musical or dramatic nature:

the programmes of the 1905 and 1906 Shakespearean productions; the programme of the 1941 concert at the Coliseum;

and a photograph of the choir at this concert. All of these are in the Musical and Dramatic Section.

Finally, there is a page of information and photographs featuring Alwyn Davies who won the St David’s Day essay competition in 1942; a suitable addition for March 1st ! You can find this in the Miscellaneous Section.

February 1st 2009

Three group photos from the fifties and sixties of the school scout troop, the 9th Aberdare, in the memories of 1957-64 Section.

Mr Charlton Cox was the longest serving Headmaster. We received a copy of his application for the headship; find it on Mr Cox’s page.

Three scenes taken at the 1958 Sports Day; you will find them in the Athletics column of the Sporting Activities Section.

Amendment to Byron Morgan’s entry in Former Pupils Section, and two photos of him from 1964 in the memories of 1957-64 Section.

The photos of the illuminated clock face have been moved from the front page to The Clock Returns Section.

January 1st 2009

Two more athletics photos from Lyndon Harries in the Sports Section.

December 12th 2008

Biographical details of Gwilym Ambrose added to the Headmasters’ section. Mr Ambrose was head from 1940 to 1952.

December 1st 2008

Added to the Sporting Activities section, three photos from the mid-1940s, from Lyndon Harries.

Two final photos added to the end of the Return of the School Clock section.

November 23rd 2008

Added to the Official School Photos section, a photograph of 6A Arts in 1946-47 from Lyndon Harries.

November 1st 2008

From Tom Evans, a copy of The Aberdarian for December 1910 added to ‘The Aberdarian’ section.

From Colin Rees some information about the school architect, John Henry Phillips, in the ‘School History’ section.

October 1st 2008

From Tom Evans, a group photo of members of the 1933 school rambling club in the ‘Memories and Memorabilia’ section.

From Doug Baguley a picture of Toc H cubs and scouts in Cardiff St in the ‘Aberdare During our Schooldays’ section.

Also from Doug Baguley, a picture of the school scout troop underground in Porth y Ogof, in the ‘1957-64 Memorabilia’ section.

September 15th 2008

Added to the Certificate Ceremonies section, the programme for the year 1970.

August 16th 2008

Two items, one each from Gwyn Evans and Doug Baguley, added to the Sporting Activities section.

July 21st 2008

A section of the 1967 panoramic school photograph with names of sixth form boys and staff added to School Photos section.

June 27th 2008

The programmes for the Carol Services held in 1964 and 1965 have now been added to the Musical and Dramatic section. From Roger Davies.

June 20th 2008

The programme for the Carol Service held in 1963 added to the Musical and Dramatic section. Programmes for 1964 and 1965 to follow soon. From Roger Davies.

June 12th 2008

Pictures of the operation to lift the clock back into place added to the School Buildings section; it’s the last item in the menu.

May 23rd 2008

An account of the reunion of the 1954-61 class held in 1992 added to the Reunions section. From Alwyn Griffiths.

May 22nd 2008

Former pupil Brian Jones has been elected as an Independent councillor for Cardiff. A photo taken on the night of the election has been added to his entry in the Former Pupils section.

May 17th 2008

A new photo of the 1993 reunion of the 1955-62 class has been added to the Reunions section. From Robert Humphreys.

May 1st 2008

An account and photographs of the Ron Jones Tribute Dinner added to the Reunions section.

April 16th 2008

Former Pupils section updated with new information about classmates Martin Burridge and Lyndon Evans, both from the 1956 intake.

April 1st 2008

A new postcard added to the School Building section.

March 16th, 2008

Photos of the school rugby teams 1955-56 under-12, 1956-57 under-13, and 1956-57 under-14 added to the Sporting Activities section. From Robert Rees.

March 12th, 2008

A copy of the school magazine for 1976 added to The Aberdarian section. From Jeremy Turner.

March 1st, 2008

A new postcard added to the School Building section. From Colin Rees.

February 1st, 2008

The School and the Field Gun. Picture from the 1930s from Mr. Tom Evans (Geography), added to the School Buildings section.

January 23rd, 2008

A copy of the school magazine for Easter 1938 added to The Aberdarian section. From Mr Tom Evans (Geography)

January 8th, 2008

A copy of the school magazine for 1933 added to The Aberdarian section. From Mr Tom Evans (Geography)

December 25th 2007

David Walter Morris’s recollections of the school and its teachers in the 1920s added to Memories and Memorabilia. Contributed by Gwyn & T.J. Evans.

December 17th 2007

A fascinating recollection of a walk taken by David Walter Morris down High St, Canon St and Commercial St in 1926. Contributed by Gwyn & T.J. Evans - in the Miscellaneous Menu.

December 7th 2007

Photos of the under 14 rugby team 1955-56 and the under-15 rugby team 1956-57 added to the Sporting Activities page. From Bill Seward.

A photo of a group of boys in 1963 added to the Memories and Memorabilia page. From Ian Thompson

December 1st 2007

Two photographs taken in mid November of the latest renovations added to the School Buildings section.

November 26th 2007

Added to the Certificate Ceremonies section, programmes for years: 1901, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1933, 1938, 1950.

Also a transcript of the Aberdare Leader report of the 1936 ceremony; and invitation cards for 1938 and 1963 ceremonies.

All from the reference section of The Aberdare Library.

November 3rd 2007

A pencil drawing of the Old School added to School Buildings. The artist is Cerys Morgan-Gumm of Llwydcoed, and a gallery of her drawings of Aberdare & Merthyr landmarks has also been added; it can be reached from a link on the page that features her school drawing. Most of her prints are available for sale.

Also added is a photograph of the School taken in the mid fifties.

October 27th 2007

A water-colour of the Trecynon clock tower painted in 2002 by Margaret Morgan added to the School Buildings page.

October 15th 2007

Brief biographical details of Mr. J.T. Bowen, also known as ‘Jack’. He served as a member of staff for 40 years, added to the Teachers section.

October 9th 2007

Brief details of the school’s third headmaster, Mr. William Rees Williams, added to the Headmaster’s section.

October 4th 2007

One more photo of the Sports Day 1963 showing four athletes, added to the 1957-64 memorabilia page.

Mr Tom Evans and others at the tree planting ceremony to commemorate the school centenary, added to the Miscellaneous Items section.

September 27th 2007

Three photos of the 1967-68 rugby first XV in action added to the Sporting Activities section. From Roger Griffiths.

September 24th 2007

Two new items in the School Buildings Section. Views of current alterations to the clock tower in Trecynon. Also a decorative plate from the 1990s.

September 16th 2007

A photo of a small group of upper sixth form boys of 1971 added to the Memories and Memorabilia section. From Roland Williams.

September 15th 2007

Details of some of our textbooks in the 1950s and early 1960s added to the Library: A First French Book and A Second French Book,

The Approach to Latin First Part and The Approach to Latin Second Part. From Alwyn Griffiths.

September 13th 2007

A selection of pages from a Biology Lab workbook added to the Miscellaneous Items section of the Library. From Alwyn Griffiths.

September 1st 2007

Programmes for the Distribution of Certificate Ceremonies held in 1962 and 1969 added. From Alwyn Griffiths.

August 30th 2007

Some school entrance and scholarship exam papers from 1932 added to the Academic Activities section

August 10th 2007

Additional souvenirs of the centenary reunion added to the Reunion and Revisits section. From Alwyn Griffiths.

August 5th 2007

Two items added to the Box File in the Library section: Holderness and Lambert’s Problems in Chemistry, from Colin Rees; and the A-level Chemistry syllabus 1961, from Alwyn Griffiths.

July 26th 2007

A photo of some of the lower sixth in the Biology lab in 1959, from Alwyn Griffiths, and three photos of the sixth form in 1961, from Alwyn Griffiths and Ken Reynolds, added to the Memories and Memorabilia section.

July 15th 2007

A copy of the school magazine for 1969 added to The Aberdarian section. From Huw Williams.

July 9th 2007

A copy of the school magazine for 1981 added to The Aberdarian section. From Judith Griffiths.

June 24th 2007

A pre-match photo of the Rugby 1st XV, 1968-69 added to the Sporting Activities section.

June 15th 2007

A pre-match photo of the Rugby 1st XV, 1959-60 added to the Sporting Activities section. From Ken Reynolds.

 

June 9th 2007

A video of the old school building, filmed by Bob Jones in 1996, added to the School Building Section.

June 4th 2007

A photograph of the School Rugby XV that played the Past Students in April 1959 added to the Sporting Activities section. From Ken Reynolds.

May 27th 2007

A photograph of the 1959-60 Rugby 1st XV added to the Sporting Activities section. From Ken Reynolds.

May 23rd 2007

A photograph of Form 6 alpha in 1970 added to the Official School Photos section. From David Chrostowski.

May 14th 2007

A photograph of the 1951-52 Rugby 1st XV added to the Sporting Activities section. From Ray Walters.

May 7th 2007

A photograph of the 1950-51 Rugby 1st XV added to the Sporting Activities section. From Ray Walters.

April 30th 2007

Biographical details of Mr. Jess Warren, the last Head at the Trecynon site, added to the Headmasters section.

April 23rd 2007

A photograph of one of the Commercial Classes circa 1936 added to the School Photos Section. From Bob Jones.

April 16th 2007

A copy of the school magazine for 1980 added to The Aberdarian section. From Judith Griffiths

April 9th 2007

Two photographs from Dylan Morgan showing the Robertstown playing field in 1973. Added to the Miscellaneous section.

The existing item on the Little Theatre has been updated with an additional photograph from Dylan in the 2003 Visits section.

March 26th 2007

Information about the pupils who were in Form I exactly one hundred years ago, in 1906-1907. Added to the Register of Scholars Roll item in the History section.

March 22nd 2007

The programme for the 1996 Centenary Dinner added to the Miscellaneous Section. From Colin Evans.

March 12th 2007

An additional photo of the school clocktower added to the 1973 school building photos.

New rugby photos of the 1963-64 and 1964-65 teams including action photos of games, from Phil Rees. Added to the Sporting Activities section.

March 8th 2007

An excellent set of photographs showing some of the less often photographed areas of the school. They were taken in 1973 and contributed by Dylan Morgan.

Go here to view them.

March 4th 2007

A copy of the school magazine for 1979 added to The Aberdarian section. This was the first edition issued by the Comprehensive School. From Judith Griffiths

February 24th 2007

A search facility has been added to the Home Page in the column on the right. Use it to find people, places and events on the ABGS site that are of interest to you. Type your words in the box then press the enter key. The search is confined to this site provided the box underneath remains ticked.

February 20th 2007

Programme for the Distribution of Certificates ceremony April 1975 added.

A 1940 map of the Cynon Valley added to the Maps section.

February 14th 2007

The under-15 rugby team of 1957-58 from Philip Walters added to the Sporting Activities section.

February 8th 2007

A copy of the magazine for December 1905 and August 1906 added to the Aberdarian section. At this early time the magazine seems to have been published three times in each academic year as these two editions are numbered volume II number 7 and volume II number 9. From Alun Powell.

January 28th 2007

The obituary of headmaster Mr. W. Charlton Cox from the Aberdare Leader added to the Headmasters section. It can be found at the bottom of the biographical details about Mr. Cox.

January 22nd 2007

Lower School Sports day programme for 1903 added to the Sporting Activities section.

January 16th 2007

Brief details of the 1911 cricket fixture against Pontypridd added to the Sporting Activities section.

January 8th 2007

Details of W. Charlton Cox, the longest serving Head, added to the Headmasters section.

January 3rd 2007

Photographs of the 1956 Cricket XI and the 1954-55 2nd XV Rugby teams added to the Sporting Activities section, from John Lawrence.

January 1st 2007

A copy of the brochure written for the 75th anniversary of the opening of the school added to the History section.

December 28th 2006

The staff photograph for 1954 added to the Teachers section.

December 24th 2006

A photograph of the 1925-26 1st Rugby XV added to the Sporting Activities section.

Two staff photographs, for 1936 and 1939, added to the Teachers section.

December 19th 2006

Two photographs of classroom and laboratory scenes thought to have been taken in the 20s added to the Memories and Memorabilia section.

Thanks to Judith Rist for permission to use these images.

December 17th 2006

Photographs from Philip Walters of the 1956-57 1st Rugby XV and the under-15 1953-54 Rugby XV added to the Sporting Activities section.

December 13th 2006

Photographs from Philip Walters of the 1955-56 1st and 2nd Rugby XV’s added to the Sporting Activities section.

December 10th 2006

Details of the W.M. Llewellyn Challenge Cup added to the Sporting Activities section, under Trophies. Also some brief details of the Llewellyn family of Cwmdare.

December 5th 2006

Photographs from Philip Walters of the 1958 1st XI Cricket and 1954-55 1st Rugby XV teams added to the Sporting Activities section.

November 30th 2006

Photographs from Philip Walters of the 1957 Cricket 1st XI, and 1953-54 Rugby under-15 cup-winning team added.

A new picture postcard of the school prior to 1961 added to the School Buildings section.

November 26th 2006

Sports day programme for 1955 added to the Sporting Activities section.

November 22nd 2006

Front page amended.

Photographs from Philip M. Walters of the 1953-54 Rugby 1st XV, and 1955 Cricket Team added to the Sporting Activities section.

Both teams were captained by Keith Rowlands who died last week.

November 16th 2006

Programmes for the Distribution of Certificates ceremonies for 1948, 1949, 1955, 1972, 1973, and 1976 added.

November 10th, 2006

Sports day programme for 1933 added to the Sporting Activities section.

November 9th, 2006

A photograph of the Challenge Shield and information about the House system added to the Sporting Activities section, (at the bottom of the third column).

October 27th, 2006

A new type of item for the site! Dylan Morgan, a pupil in the era 1957 to 1964, has written an essay about school life, and how time looks down differently on individual boys. You can read the essay by clicking here to reach the ‘miscellaneous’ menu.

October 20th, 2006

The official programme booklet of the 1965 Opening Ceremony has been added to the existing page that shows the plaque commemorating the ceremony.

There is a nice photo of the hall set out for dining with a horde of expectant hungry pupils.

October 17th 2006

A photograph from John Newell of a happy scene at a Memorial Hall Dance; also some information about the Hall on a link on this new page.

Both can be reached by clicking here.

October 9th 2006

The programme for the 1955 school concert, and programmes for the 1962, 1970 and 1972 carol services

added to the Musical and Dramatic Activities section.

October 6th 2006

Details and map of a Geography excursion from the school on June 25th 1938, added to the Memories and Memorabilia section.

October 2nd 2006

An article written by Mr. P. E. Phillips describing how music affected his life, added to the Musical & Dramatic Activities section.

A short article giving biographical details of Gethin Evans, music master 1956-1981, added to the Teachers section.

September 27th 2006

Biographical details of Gwilym Williams have been modified, and details of T. Brinley Reynolds have been added to the Headmasters section.

September 22nd 2006

A copy of the school magazine for 1971 added to The Aberdarian section. From Judith Griffiths

September 16th 2006

The transcript of the second World War commemorative plaque has been completed.

In addition, information obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission about the ex-pupils has been added.

Both of the new pages can be reached from here.

September 14th 2006

Two items have been added to the History Section:

A photograph of the plaque that marks the official opening of the new buildings in Cwmdare Road in 1965, and

An article to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the school written by Rev. R. Ivor Parry. It is about the early history of the school.

Also in the History Section, (Extracts from School Records), the information about the families of the pupils of the first intake in 1896 has been completed.

September 13th 2006

Pass lists for the 1961 A-level examinations added to the Published Pass Lists section. From Ann Ellis.

September 9th 2006

Some snippets from the Governors’ Minute Book of 1896-1913 added to the History Section.

A list of Church and Chapel services available in 1896 added to the Miscellaneous Section.

Photos of Form 1 Latin and Form 3 Latin in 1936 added to the School Photos Section. From Ralph Harp and Bob Jones.

August 17th 2006

Copies of two school books, King Lear and The Winter’s Tale added to the Library. From Malcolm Lloyd.

July 19th 2006

A copy of the school magazine for 1950 added to The Aberdarian section. From Malcolm Lloyd

July 13th 2006

Taken around 1897, this is one of the earliest photographs on the site; added to the Official School Photos section. It shows the girls of the Intermediate School and the school staff. From Margaret Garrett.

June 29th 2006

Sports day programmes for 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, and 1949, added to the Sporting Activities section. From Malcolm Lloyd.

June 20th 2006

We recently met Malcolm Lloyd (1942-49) while he was on a holiday in the UK. We have added some brief notes to the Former pupils section. He donated a number of items to us for use on the site and the first addition is the complete version of the school rugby song book 1947-48.

June 6th 2006

A new picture postcard of the school added to the School Building section.

May 21st 2006

A photograph of the 1955 school tennis team added to the Sporting Activities section from Elfed Bowen. Also, photos of local school players in the Aberdare Town Tennis Club in 1963.

May 10th 2006

A copy of the school magazine for 1956 added to The Aberdarian section. From Alun Powell.

May 7th 2006

The booklet that described how to apply for a Miners’ Welfare Scholarship or Exhibition. Added to the Memories and Memorabilia section, from Alun Powell.

May 6th 2006

Here’s a novelty. It shows the school badge published on the front page of The Rover comic in 1958. Added to the Memories and Memorabilia section, from Vic Whittle.

Also a picture of the first XV rugby team 1967-68 added to the Sporting Activities section. From Alun Powell.

April 23rd 2006

The press report from the Aberdare Leader, and photograph of main artists, of the August 1972 Music Society Concert added to the musical and dramatic activities section, from Susan Dennis.

Further information about the publications of the first headmaster, W. Jenkyn Thomas, added to the library in the Academic Activities section.

April 20th 2006

A photo of a group of pupils from ABGS and AGGS after a walk from Aberdare to Cardiff in aid of charity added to the Memories section. From Mary Jones. 

A link to Dylan Morgan’s website for Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Aberdâr, the Welsh School, added to the home page—(Site no longer exists, link removed, 2014).

April 17th 2006

A photo of the school’s first teachers in 1906 added to the Teachers section.

 

Records were not kept for new content from September 2001 to March 2006.