Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

School Buildings

school building

The School on Cwmdare Road, July 2015

from Clive Stanley-Williams (ABCS 1983–90)

Aberdare BCS 2015

This is a photograph taken from the Cwmbach Mountain on July 10th, 2015 of the ‘old’ school. By this time the school was empty with all pupils and staff having relocated to the new Aberdare Community School at the Ynys.

The old Boys’ School, lower and upper school buildings, is extreme bottom right. Directly above this is the old Further Education College, now called Coleg y Cymoedd, Aberdare Campus. Above this, partly obscured by trees, is Maesgwyn School, a school for children with moderate learning difficulties. The long row of houses bottom left is Broncynon Terrace. Nant Melyn Farm is top left and a part of the very large open-cast workings above Hirwaun can be seen top right.