My home at Avon Terrace, Ynyshir is in the foreground. The rest of the houses are Standard View. There were only eight houses in Avon Terrace and about one hundred in Standard View.
The river Taff winds along in front of the houses. When the collieries were working, the Taff would run black and 'smelled' of coal.
Standard View bends its way along until it stops at the entrance to Wattstown Memorial Park'.
Many were the hours of fun enjoyed in the sorroundings of Wattstown Park. It seemed huge when I was young and full of life and secrets.
When I returned to visit the park last summer in 2011, much of it had been changed. There were cycle paths and new playgrounds.
It seemed smaller than I remember, but some of the old paths were still there, triggering youthful memories as I slowly made my way along.
This picture was taken about 1980.