The Aberdarian, 1980

from Judith Griffiths

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This is the second edition of the magazine produced after the school became the Boys’ Comprehensive. As well as the usual club reports, also included in this edition are an assessment of the second year of the comprehensive school by the Headmaster, Mr. Noel Thomas, and an interview with Mr. Meirion T. Jenkins in his retirement year. He joined the school in 1949 and completed 31 years there.

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Title Page
Editor: Simon Leach

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Aberdare Co-op

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Editorial: S. Leach

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Lewis & Co,
R. Matthews

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Two Years On
Noel Thomas (Headmaster)
Poem: C. Saunders

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Prose: Anthony Barnes
Poem: Wayne David

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Prose: Neville Jones,
Artwork: K. Rambach
Mynd i Lundain:
Robert Kern

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Central Fish Bar
Joe’s Restaurant

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Poem: Andrew Jenkins
Poem: Simon Thomas

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Prose: Adrian Armsden
Poem: Stuart Lloyd

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Prose: Martyn Evans
Artwork : M. Webber

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The Copper Kettle,
Lloyd’s Hairdressing

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Cholera in Aberdare:
N. Edwards &
A. Sidorowicz
Humour: Paul Garrett

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Servini’s Restaurant,
E. Webber & Sons

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Prose: G. & T. Kemble
Humour: Dene Woodman

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Prose: Nigel Hoffland
Prose: Simon Leach

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Poem: The Kemble Twins

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Advert: Joseph Phillips

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The Leach Interview:
Mr. Meirion T. Jenkins
(retiring in 1980)

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Crossword Puzzle:
Robin Jenkins
Humour: Paul Garrett

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Crossword Clues

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Poem: C. Ellis
Artwork: Jimmy Richards
Humour: Paul Garrett

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Believe it or not ...
Peter Morris
Prose: Martyn Hill

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A Cut Above

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(Notes on Teaching Staff)
Simon Leach

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Adrian Coombs

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Poems: Eamon Delany
Gwyliau Gwahanol:
Dayne Owens

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Graham Dunn - Supertune,
B. Runge Ltd

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Keeping Birds: Glyn Mabey
Artwork: D. Evans &
M. Webber

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Natural Selection,
Aberdare Adult Education

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Poem: Mark Callahan,
Poem: Simon Thomas
Artwork: S. Williams

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Adverts: Emrys Evans,

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Cars through the Ages
Richard Price &
A. Thomas

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Prose: Christopher Rees

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Problem Page:
Peter Morris

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Advert: John Webber
(Fish Merchants)

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Prose: Leighton Bryant
Artwork: Simon Davis

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The Model Shop

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Amateur Astronomy:
Jeremy Ryan

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Illtyd Williams,
A. & J.M. Sheppard

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Humour: A.N. Other &
N.O. Body

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G.H. Ewington & Sons,
Jan Citric

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Prose: Paul Richards

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Advert: Peppers
Crossword Solution

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Poems: Simon Thomas

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Artwork: Roderick H. Lloyd

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The Staff Cricket Team
Mr. M.T. Davies
Artwork: M. Webber

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A.B. Andrews,
Iorri Leach

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Club Reports:
Chess Club: T. Kear
Aberdare Interact:
Huw Avon & Peter Morris

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Cricket Report:
M. Welford
Advert: Sidetrack

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BOB (Grocers)

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Cricket Report (cont.)

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Adverts: Colin Jones,
Music Centre

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Rugby Report:
M. Barnes (Capt.)

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Advert: T. Bryan Hope,
Artwork: Peter Morris

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Back Cover

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