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Cyfarthfa Castle Grammar School

Merthyr Tydfil

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Cyfarthfa Castle School Ballet Group 1940's.


Cyfarthfa Castle Grammar School - 1944 / 47.

(Photograph Courtesy of Paul Williams)


Hockey Team circa 1946/47

Back Row L-R:   Cynthia Jenkins, Betty Smith, Sheila Reid, Miss Davies (Gym), Patricia Wade [Head Girl], ?, Pearl Barsi.

Front Row L-R:   Dorothy Drew, Zoe Richards, Nan Wilkes, Edna Rees, Mair Owen.

(Photograph courtesy of Paul Williams & Extra Information Courtesy of Jill Muir nee Knight)


Rugby Team 1946-47.

Top Row R-L:                    Howard Williams, Tommy Hier & ?
Back Row R-L:                 Jimmy Clifford, ?,  ?, Viv Rasbridge, Dai G Jones, Idris J Chapman & Dave Kendry
Seated R-L:                     Cyril Jones, J Rhys Williams (Head), Gus Griffiths (Capt), Dan Jones (PT), Vic Lewis & John Davies
Front Row R-L:                Rowland (Rowley) Evans & Colin Williams.

(Photograph courtesy of Paul Williams & Information from Viv Lloyd)


1948-49 Keir Hardie Shield Winners.

Back Row L-R:                G. Crook, Billy Ansell, Bernard Jones, Eddie Connors, John Felton, Robert Parry & Les Treen.

Middle Row L-R:              Jackie Cowhig

Front Row L-R:                Roy James, Elwyn Davies, Mr. ? Williams (Headmaster), Mansel Morgan, Dan Jones (Teacher),

                                      Peter Ward,  John Aris.

(Photograph courtesy of Robert Alwyn Hughes,  Names Courtesy of John Aris)


First cricket XI - 1950.

2nd from the left is Phillip Jones (Madoc)

(Thanks to Jill Muir for the info)


Castle School - "On the Air".

Members of the team are L-R: Joseph England (Aged 15), Alan Davies (Aged 13), Vincent Lee (Aged 17 - Captain)

                                                and Michael Allen (Aged 12)

The question master, Richard Dimbleby, is sitting extreme left and next to him is Mr. Harvard Walters, Welsh master at the school.

Cyfarthfa lost the competition 23 points to 13.

(Photograph from the Merthyr Express)

Cyfarthfa Grammar School, Eisteddfod at the Miners Hall in the 1950s.

Rugby Team - 1950ish

Back Row   L-R : Alun Davies, Joe England, Geoff Hosgood, Degwel Jones, Gareth Davies

Front Row   L-R:  Mansell Morgan, Glyn Llewellyn, Head J.R.Williams, Phillip Jones (Madoc), Dan Jones, John Hywel Williams,

                          ?, David Hosgood.

(Photograph and names courtesy of Robert Alwyn Hughes, )


Class 5A

(Photograph courtesy of Robert Alwyn Hughes)

There are a couple of mistakes on this photograph - John Owen extreme left is in fact David Anthony Owen and it's 'Havard Walters'

not Harvard Walters.

Rugby Team - 1951ish

Back Row   L-R : David Leyshon Williams, Michael Hill, ?, Geoff Duke, Geoff Hosgood, Robert Alwyn Hughes, ? McCarthy, ?, ?.

Middle Row L-R : David Hosgood, Gilbert Crook, Head J.R.Williams, Mansel Morgan, Dan Jones, Ron Evans, Phillip Jones (Madoc)

Front Row   L-R:  Glyn Llewellyn, ? Griffiths.

(Photograph and names courtesy of Robert Alwyn Hughes, )

Cyfarthfa Castle Grammar School - 1951.

Back Row L-R:          Neville ?, John McNally, Colin Jarman, Howard Brougham, John Butler, John Watts, Maurice Bullock,

                                Brian Owen, Brian Jones, Robert Tate, Brynley Powell.

Middle Row L-R:        ?, ?, June Fisher, Maureen Kennedy.

Bottom Row L-R:       John Barnes, Peter Mulcahy, Shirley ?, Barbara Edwards, Evelyn Williams, Mavis ?, Mr Jenkins (Form Master),

                               Audrey ?,  ?, Maureen Lowe, Barbara Osborne, Oliver Simms, Phil Hunt.

(Photograph Courtesy of Gerard Barnes)


Cyfarthfa Castle Grammar School - Form 2A - 1950/51

Back Row L-R:       Harry Evans, Howard Jones, David Taylor, Phillip W. Jones, John Morris, David Davies, Gareth Jones, John Griffiths, Clive Griffiths, Allan Brissett,

                              Malcolm Brown, Brian Lewis, Tony Lewis.

Front Row L-R:       Shirley Chang, Mary Thomas, Valerie Price, Daphne Glastonbury, Moira Jones, Anne Newbold, Miss Williams, June Williams, Audrey Watkins,

                              Maisie Jenkins, Joan Harris, Lorna Edwards, Barbara Jones, Avril Williams, Tina Simcock.

(Photograph Courtesy of Gareth Jones)

Junior XV Rugby Team - 1955-6.

School Photograph - 1956.  Please click on the photograph to enlarge.


Cyfarthfa Castle Grammar School Madrigal Group - 1956

From the Merthyr Express

(Photograph courtesy of Mansell Richards)


Rugby Team 1957


Hockey Team - 1957

Bavk Row (L to R):-  Glenwyn Thomas, Nanette Bow, Megan Wilsdon, Carol Jones, Joyce Davies, Carol Bunyon, Janice Bowen, Ann Questa RIP and Elizabeth Davies RIP.

Front Row (L-R):-  Sandra Samuel, Lloyd Williams, Headmaster, Jacqueline Evans, Claire Crowley, Jane Wilding

(Names supplied by Mrs Jane Type MBE via CyfarthFans on FB)


Cyfarthfa Castle School - Upper School Christmas Party - 1957

(Photograph Courtesy of Robert Chappell)


Eisteddfod Winners - 1957.

(Photograph courtesy of Robert Chappell)


1957 Upper School Christmas Party.

(Photograph courtesy of Robert Chappell)


Upper 6th - 1957/58.

Back Row   L-R : David Herbert, John Davies, Elliot Fine, Keith Hobbs, John E. Davies, David Davies, David

                          Blackmore, Illtyd Sullivan.

Middle Row L-R : Elliot Bloom, Clive Price, Arnold Garbutt, Philip Leyshon, Fred Flyer, Danny Robins, Robin

                          Watkeys, Alan Jones, Martin Tilley, Goronwy Williams, Gwynfor Davies, Richard Lewis,

                          David Jones, John Price, Robert Walker, Ray Tucker.

Front Row   L-R: Michael Bale, David Lewis Jones, David Parry, Form teacher Cliff Bale (Woodwork Master),

                         Headmaster Lloyd Williams,  Arthur Williams, David Kennedy, David Francis, Edward Jones.

(Photograph and names courtesy of Michael Bale, )


Upper 6th - 1957/58.

Form teacher Cliff Bale (Woodwork Master), Headmaster Lloyd Williams

(Photograph courtesy of Mike Bale, extreme left)

Cyfarthfa Junior XV Rugby Team 1958-1959

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Cyfarthfa 1st XV Rugby Team - 1958-1959.


Eisteddfod 1959.

Back Row L-R:- hidden, Goronwy Williams, Arnold Garbott, Arthur Williams, David Jones, known as Dai Jones Dowlais Top, later a teacher in Castle, ?, Hidden, ?, Menai Davies [from Pant], ?, Mr Owen (German & Welsh), Gloria Lewis (Bard's Best Girl).

Front Row L-R:- Havard Walters, Rev. D.R. Thomas, minister of Hope Chapel, Bard John Price [later married Gloria Lewis]

(Names courtesy of CyfarthFans on Facebook)


Cyfarthfa Castle Grammar School - Orchestra 1959.

Conducting is Miss. Claudia James. One of the pupils is David Chappell.

(Information Courtesy of Larry Lewis)


Athletics team Easter 1961.

Each year the School's team No 72, entered the Glamorgan Schools Championship.

Back Row   L-R : Elwyn Kinsey, ?, David Williams, David Thomas, Bill Jones, ?, Phillip Goldsworthy, Roger Lloyd

                          Jeff Edwards.

Middle Row L-R : Brian Jones, Gary Meredith, Peter Coughlin, Roger Vaughan, Maurice Healy, Roy

                          Phelps, Robert Walters, ?, John Davies, ?, ?.

Front Row   L-R:  John Williams, Peter Donnelly, R Lloyd Williams (Headmaster), Eric Richardson

                          (Team Captain), Dan Jones (P.E. Master), ?, ?.

(Names and info courtesy of Brian Jones, )

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Cyfarthfa Castle Grammar School - Cross Country Club - 1961

Back Row L-R:                     Brian Jones, Bernard Jenkins, John Davies, Graham Rees and Elwyn Kinsey.

Middle Row L-R:                  Barrie Jones,  ? Campbell, Roger Vaughan, Philip ?, Peter Donnely, Philip Goldsworthy, Robert Walters, Alan Pembridge.

Front Row L-R:                    Alan Phelps, W.Lloyd-Williams (Headmaster), John Williams (Team Captain), Dan Jones (Sportsmaster) and ?.

(Photograph Courtesy Brian Jones)


Prince Phillip's Visit Outside Cyfarthfa Castle - August 1958

(Photograph Courtesy of Martin Noble)


Cricket 1st XI - 1959

Headmaster Lloyd Williams, Games Master Dan Jones.

(Photograph courtesy of Michael Bale, standing 1st left)


Rugby 1st XV - 1962-63.

(Photograph courtesy of Julia Powell)

  If you have any Cyfarthfa School Class or Pupil photographs from the 1970s on, we would

 like to display them on the Cyfarthfa High School pages.

Email alan@alangeorge.co.uk


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