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Cyfarthfa High School

Merthyr Tydfil

 
 

Cyfarthfa High School was formed by the amalgamation of

Cyfarthfa Castle Grammar School and

Georgetown Secondary Modern School in 1970

 
 
 

Cyfarthfa High School - Under 15 Rugby XV - 1970-71

This was the first year after the introduction of comprehensive education.

Back Row L-R:        C. Protheroe, M. Jones, P. Lewis, D. Thomas, I. Kelly, H. Llewelyn, A. Bull, K. Edwards, D. Falls

Middle Row L-R:     S. O’Leary, I. Hopkins (Coach), J. Davies (Headmaster), M. Price (Captain), B. Evans (Coach), S. Meek, E. John

Front Row L-R:        P. Evans, I. Lacey, A. Lacey, R. Bow

(Photograph Courtesy of Ian Kelly)

 

Cyfarthfa High School Cyd-Adrodd Group

This is the Cyd-Adrodd Group for Learners that came third in the Urdd National Eisteddfod held in Swansea 1971, reciting “Cymru” by Gwenallt.

Back Row L-R:     David Stokes, Marc Phillips, Terry Jones

Front Row L-R:     Mrs Linda Jones, Ann Davenport, Judith Evans, Diane McCarthy.

(Photograph Courtesy of Marc Phillips)

 

Cyfarthfa High School Choir - 1971

This choir won the main SATB Choir competition at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Swansea 1971. (We also won the following year in Bala, but I do not have a photo of that choir). The song was “Mân Nacs i’r Merched”.

Back Row L-R:       Dilwyn Passmore, Mr Ray Gethin, David Walker, Jeremy Donne, Howard Bloom, David Hughes, Lindsey Brown, Clive Blandford, Paul Thomas, Marc Phillips, Mr Brian Evans.

Front Row L-R:      Diane McCarthy, Susan Rees, Jane Griffiths, Lynne Jenkins, Carol Jones, Rosalind Pullman, Collette Pudney, Judith Evans, Alison Tucker, Christine Rogers, Sarah Griffiths, Caroline Whitney,

                              Carole Strachan, Gwyneth John, Llinos Jonathan, Sian O’Keefe, Pat Mahoney, Margaret Washington, Mary Taylor, Isobel Bates, Catrin Walters.

(Photograph Courtesy of Marc Phillips)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - 1st XV - 1971-72

Back Row L-R:     I. Brown, I. Kelly, P. Joll, P. Beynon, R. Powell, A. Bull

Middle Row L-R:  K. Hatton, G. Leyshon, G. Davies, C. Harman, D. Falls

Front Row L-R:    W. Allman, S. Lee, B. Evans (Coach), A. Hill (Captain), E. Gracia, M. Price

(Photograph Courtesy of Ian Kelly)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - Football Team - 1972-73.

Back Row L to R: ?, Martin Jones, Geoffrey Murphy, Martin Jones?
Middle Row L to R: Lindsay Brown, ?, Brian Rees, Roger Richardson, Stuart Meek, ?, ?, John Protheroe and Martyn Price .
Front Row L to R: Eddie Gracia, Mr D. H. C. Bennett (Headmaster), Wayne Allman, Mr. Bernard Evans (P.E. Teacher), Gordon Davies.

(Photograph Courtesy of Roger Richardson, Additional Names Courtesy of Ian Lacey, Rita Williams & Ian Kelly)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - 1st XV - 1972-73

Back Row L-R:      I. Kelly, G. Leyshon, D. Flower, I. Price

Middle Row L-R:   E. Gracia, S. O’Leary, H. Daniel, ? , P. Lewis , D. Falls, G. Murphy, G. Davies

Front Row L-R:     W. Allman, M. Wood (Coach), D. Bennett (Headmaster), L. Brown (Captain), B. Evans (Coach), M. Jones, M. Price

(Photograph Courtesy of Ian Kelly)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - 1st XV - 1973-74

Back Row L-R:   H. Daniel, A. Foley, L. James, S. Meek, J. Pittick, S. Wilde, I. Price, M. Davies, S. Brown

Front Row L-R:  H. Jenkins, D. Hughes, W. Allman, I. Kelly (Captain), W. Astley, G. Murphy, M. Cable

(Photograph Courtesy of Ian Kelly)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - 1st XV & Under 15's - 1973-74

 

Back Row L-R: B,Lee, A. Foley, P Meredith ? , M. Davies
Second Row L-R: H.Williams , I. Price, P. Star, S. Wilde, D. Hughes , J. Pittick, P.Bevan
First Row L-R: ? , S. Meek, Yaseen mohamed , S. Brown, D. Jones, W. Astley, A.Thomas , M. Cable, ?
Sitting L-R: M.Williams,S.Facey , W. Allman, M.James, I. Kelly (Captain), G. Haines, G. Murphy, C.Wallage ,G. Mahoney
Front Row L-R: H. Jenkins, J.Radcliffe D. Hughes, L. James, D.Reynolds , H. Daniel

(Photograph Courtesy of Ian Kelly)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - 1st XV Match v. Old Boys Team - April 10th 1974

L-R: P. Beynon, M. Thomas, I. Price, S. Wilde, I. Kelly, L. James, J. Pittick

(Photograph Courtesy of Ian Kelly)

Cyfarthfa High School - 1st XV Match v. Old Boys Team - April 10th 1974

L-R: S. Brown & M. Davies

(Photograph Courtesy of Ian Kelly)

 

 

Cyfarthfa High School - 1st XV Match v. Old Boys Team - April 10th 1974

First to the Ball - The School won by 22-13

L-R: M. Davies, W. Astley, S. Brown, L. James, J. Pittick, I. Kelly, B. Evans (Referee), M. Jones, S. Wilde, I. Price, G. Murphy, D. Flower, P. Williams, P. Beynon, D. Falls, S. O’Leary, G. Lewis, G. Davies, M. Price, K. Thomas, M. Thomas

(Photograph Courtesy of Ian Kelly)

Cyfarthfa High School - 1st XV Match v. Old Boys Team - April 10th 1974

Old Boys' Shield

Back Row L-R: I. Kelly (Captain), G. Leyshon, S. Wilde, W. Allman, P. Beynon, L. Brown (Old Boys’ Captain),

I. Price, P. Lewis.

Front Row L-R: G. Murphy, W. Astley, A. Foley, M. Price

(Photograph Courtesy of Ian Kelly)

 

 

Cyfarthfa High School - 1st XV Match v. Old Boys Team - April 10th 1974

Standing L-R: S.Brown, L. James, D. Hughes, M. Davies, M. Cable, P. Williams, I. Kelly, J. Pittick, W. Allman, P. Beynon, S. Wilde, L. Brown, P. Lewis, I. Price, G. Davies, E. Gracia, M. Thomas, S. O’Leary, G. Lewis, D. Falls, P. Thomas

Kneeling L-R: H. Daniel, G. Murphy, W. Astley, A. Foley, M. Price, C. Harman, D. Flower

(Photograph Courtesy of Ian Kelly)

 

 

Cyfarthfa High School - Lower School (Georgetown) Football Team 1974 - 75

Back Row L-R:        Steven Meek, Gerwyn Davies (Seg), ?, Neil Normanton, ? , Arwel Williams

Middle Row L-R:     John Warren, ? , ? , Keith Snape, Allan Owens, Jonathan Lewis , Nigel (Diddy)

Front Row L-R:       Mr Lee (Bugsy Lee, Maths), Mr Rees Head of Lower School, Michael Treharne, Mr  Dennis Bennett, ?.

(Photograph Courtesy of Allan Owens)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - Old Boys Rugby Match 23rd March 1975.

L-R: Michael Cable, Wayne Astley, Lindsay Brown, Huw Daniel and Stuart Meek.

(Names Courtesy of Ian Kelly)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - May 1977.

Teacher's L-R: Ian Hopkins Maths, Tony Wiley Latin, John Battenbow Maths, Vincent Leigh English, Lionel Fisher Chemistry, Vic Davies Woodwork, Ron Roberts Geography, Robert Butcher Geography, Philip Atkinson History, John Blundstone Physics, Ron Davies Technical Drawing, Ray Iverson Maths, Wayne Davies Biology, Rod Walker Maths, Huw Morris Geography, Mike Wood Economics, Deri Protheroe Music, Steve Barnes Religious Education, Gwyn Rees Physics, Bernie Evans PE, Mansell Richards History, Dewi Bowen Art, Mike Jenkins Maths, Cliff O'Shea History, Owen Caudle Craft, Glanville Jones Metalwork, Dave Young Maths, Ray Gethin Welsh, John Lewis Deputy Head, D.H.C. Bennett Headmaster, May Treharne Deputy Head (Girls), Shirley Vowles Geography, Babs Bowen Domestic Science, Margaret Jones Art, Marilyn Bounds History, Ruby Evans Biology, Annie Aldred English, Merryl Jones Needlework, Liz Lees German, Sandra Jones Biology, Gwennan Hughes-Evans Welsh, Mary Owen French, Marla Adams Special Needs, Ann Jones Welsh, Jill Cressy French, Pat Wiley French, Helena Mobley English, Desna Pearce Domestic Science, Rosemary Shipton English, Norma Sharpe Secretarial & Admin Staff, Glynnis Williams Secretarial & Admin Staff, Evelyn Evans Secretarial & Admin Staff, Ann Callaghan Lab Technician? & Eira Smith Secretarial & Admin Staff

(Photograph Courtesy of Nigel Gunter & Names Courtesy of Ray Iverson)

 

Cyfarthfa High School (Lower School) - 1977 - At the Georgetown Buildings

(Photograph courtesy of Darren Edwards)

 

'The King & I' - Cyfarthfa High School Production.

(Photograph Courtesy of the Kenneth J. Gunter Collection)

 

Part of the Cyfarthfa High School Mixed Choir - 1979?

(Photograph Courtesy of the Kenneth J. Gunter Collection)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - Lower School Choir - First Year 1979.

(Photograph Courtesy of Lynne Richards)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - 1980

(Photograph Courtesy of Pam Jenkins)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - Mixed Choir - June 1982

(Photograph Courtesy of Pam Jenkins)

 
 

Cyfarthfa High School - A Christmas Carol - 1982

(Photographs courtesy of Cyfarthfans on Facebook)

 

Back Row L-R:- Steven Bowen Huw Morris Robert Purdy Gavin Maidment Geraint Jones
Front Row L-R:- Rhysian Thomas Clare Williams Nicola Wade Suzanne Davies Maria Hurley

Programme cover by Dewi

Bowen (Art Master)

 
   

 

 
 

Cyfarthfa High School - Lower Sixth Form - May 1985

(Photograph courtesy of Vincent Owens)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - Upper Sixth Form - May 1985

Top Row: L-R: Jonathan Horne, Michael Collins, Neil Jones, Richard Farrar, Ian Adlam, Dale Ford, Jonathan Ellis, Timothy Jones, Phillip Williams, Gavin Blackmore, John Brunsden, John Griffiths, Gavin Maidment, Martyn Thomas, Vincent Owens
Middle Row L-R: Mr Phil Atkinson, Beverly Davies, Sian Griffiths, Lauren Hughes, Elaine Burnell, Helen Fuller, Carolyn Pope, Simon Diment, Darren Phillips, Huw Protheroe, Christopher Glencross, Jeffrey Leyshon, Brian Davies
Bottom Row L-R: Sharon Thomas, Bhanu Ramaswamy, Lisa Samuel, Anna Bevan, Susan Mahoney, Louise Roberts, Natalie Brill, Emma Davies, Julia Edwards, Lynn Owen, Angela Davies, Ceri Mitchell

(Photograph courtesy of Vincent Owens)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - 1988

(Photograph Courtesy of Dave Rees)

 

Cyfarthfa High School (Upper School) - Whole Sixth Form - 1990

(Photograph Courtesy of Dave Rees)

 

Cyfarthfa High School (Upper School) - Lower Sixth Form - 1990

(Photograph Courtesy of Dave Rees)

 

Cyfarthfa High School (Upper School) - Upper Sixth Form - 1990

(Photograph Courtesy of Dave Rees)

 

Cyfarthfa High School - 80th Anniversary Year - 1993

(Photograph courtesy of Lesley Anne Hill)

 

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