Memories of Greenmeadow
by Cathy Jones
Cathy lived in 25 Clyffes until just before her 5th birthday in 1971. She remembers going to a street party for Prince Charles’ Investiture and watching the moon landing in her living room in 1969. She also remembers attending a children’s Christmas party at the Threepenny Bit.
There were monkey bars near the house that she used to play on and a family near the play area had a parrot, which she could hear squawking. On cold mornings, she enjoyed sitting in front of the heating vent just outside the kitchen with a cup of tea while reading ‘Twinkle’ magazine.
On the other side of Ty Gwyn Road there was no housing, just fields with a wire fence and a stile. Ty Gwyn Road ended just above Cliffes and the bus from the town centre used to turn around there. It seemed to Cathy that the mountain started just outside their house.