Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

Official School Photos

old school

Junior Latin Class 1936, Form 3A

from Bob Jones & Trevor Taylor

See below the photo for the identities of the boys in the photo.

Latin Class

Back Row: John H. Williams, Arthur Price, Thomas J. Davies, David Edwards, Alan Capstick, Maldwyn Evans
Third Row: Ifor B. Wilcox, David L. Davies, Gwilym G. Williams, Trevor L. Taylor, Hedley Daniel Palmer, Brynmor Owen, Kenneth M.D. Johns, David K. Owen, William E. Adams
Second Row: Ivor Davies, F. Benson Williams, Vernon Thomas, Mansel Prunner, Mr Deiniol Williams (Guz), Mr W. Charlton Cox (Headmaster), Theo Owen, Clifford H. Clark, Geoffrey Cumner, Brian Price
Front Row: Brinley Edwards, David John Forey, Evan J Jones, Frederick C. Batten, Rowland L. Morgan, Islwyn Evans (or Williams), Samuel J. R. Oliver.

Deiniol Williams was a native of Caernafonshire. He had a first class honours degree in geography form U.C. North Wales (Bangor, 1927) and an M.A. (Liverpool, 1932). After a three-year teaching post in Liverpool, he came to Aberdare in September 1932 and remained at the school until July, 1937. On leaving Aberdare he took up a post as a geography lecturer at the Normal College, Bangor. However, he returned to the South when he was appointed Director of Education for Breconshire.