Memory Lane

Meliden People

Mather Roberts Butchers
Mather & Roberts Butchers

Mather & Roberts Butchers together with the premises of Richard Mather coal merchant, Main Road, Meliden (today known as Ffordd Talargoch).

Old Butchers Shop Premises today
Old Butchers and Shop premises today

E. Thomas & Sons Buchers
There is only one main street in the village which the few shops were located. In 1919 the butcher was Edward Thomas (right of Doorway) and his assistant was Jack Thomas (left). The errand boy was George Edward Williams (right of window). This little wooden shop later became an Electrical store.

Meliden Buchers 1919
E. Thomas & Sons Buchers Meliden 1919
1912 Meliden Football Team
Meliden Football Team 1912

Meliden football team, 1912.
The picture was taken below the main road, just south of the Grove – long before that road and the council houses were even contemplated. in the background the extensive and continuous glass conservatories of the cottages adjacent to the Star Inn are visible. These were removed as recently as 1936 and were a most unusual feature.

Salem Chapel Ceremony
Salem Chapel Ceremony

Salem Chapel (Methodist Church)
The Reverend D.R. Thomas addresses the assembled gathering at the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the new Salem Chapel in 1923. The chapel was actally completed and opened in July 1925. The cottages beyond are part of Mount Pleasant terrace, being typical miners’ cottages.