Scenes from the Reso of the sixties

My oldest pal, Victoria Bailey, has posted some great atmospheric pictures of life on the Reso in the early sixties… a different world!


A view up Rhydwen Drive… and not a car in site. These are Victoria’s siblings… notice the pole on the trike which parents could use to keep kids in check!

Just behind the lamp post on the right was the parade of shops, Hinchcliffe’s the Grocers where I went for a 10d uncut loaf, a wool shop where women seemed to go in a lot and not buy any wool… Vaughans the Newsagent and sweet shop and Dougie Astle’s Greengrocer’s with Fish and Chip shop in the back.

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The castellated walls to the gardens were great for playing “bestest falls”. Arfon Grove in the background.  It didn’t take much to draw a crowd in those days!


Two of the Bailey sisters, Suzanne and Debbie if I am not mistaken. As soon as it got hot in the summer we’d hunt out our trunks or cossies and when it got too hot, someone would always turn the garden hose on.

This shot is significant because the white house in the background is our old house, 4 Gwynfryn Ave.  By a strange coincidence the Bailey family moved in as we moved out in 1969.

Thanks to Victoria for sharing these 1960s delights and best wishes to all the Bailey family.

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