A selection of photographs from people who lived in Rhigos.


Margaret Bowen and her husband Ken (centre of photo) raised £20,000 for disabled children.

They were awarded the Order of Saint Christopher in recognition of their fantastic fund raising in November 2000.

Margaret lived on Beacon Road, Rhigos as a child.


Left picture :- Nancy Llewellyn with her daughter Alyson and grandson Alexander.

(Contributed by Nancy George (nee Llewellyn)

Right picture :- Eric Riden and son Richard in Cwmbach.

(Contributed by Joyce Riden)


Left picture :- Rosalind Barden and Margaret Bowen.

(Contributed by Rosalind Barden)

Right picture :- Nancy George and her late husband.

(Contributed by Nancy George (nee Llewellyn)



Left picture :- Rita Philips (nee Rees) on the right with her friend.

(Contributed by Rita Philips)

Right picture :- Keith Riden taken when he retired from the Metropolitan Police Force.

(Contributed by Joyce Riden)

Marian Aveyard (nee Smith) when she was a councillor.

(Contributed by Joyce Riden)


Left photo :- John and Don Thomas on holiday.

(Contributed by Don Thomas)

Right photo :- Alwyn with his grandson at Tower Colliery.

(Contributed by Barbara)

Members of Aberdare quilt making guild pose for a photo at one of their exhibitions.

The lady on the left is Nancy Llewellyn who came from Rhigos.

(Contributed by Nancy Llewellyn)

Alison Hammonds during her “Hippy” period with nephew Lyndon Johnson in the back garden of 23, Heol Gwrangfryn. 1972

(Contributed by David Hammonds)

Stephen Holt, Gethin Sims, Angela Hammonds taken up the Vole.

Angela Hammonds, Stephen Holt, Gethin Sims, Alison Hammonds and Lyndon Johnson.

The two above photos were taken up the Vole about 1972.

(Contributed by Angela Hammonds)

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