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This page contains references to JPG photos recording events that have meaning to my family. Whilst the database is relatively small the photos will be displayed as a series of tables. Each row will contain a title, description, size of the original (in bytes) and thumbnail of the picture.
To view the picture, simply double click on the thumbnail photograph and a new window will be opened and the picture downloaded into there.



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Hyde Train Disaster

On 4th June 1943 a train disaster occurred in New Zealand just south of Hyde. Four members of the family died in the crash.


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Arandora Star

During the Second World War David Charles Frater was assigned to guard the transportation of “aliens” over to Canada. The Arandora Star was torpedoed west of Ireland. DCF was rescued and came ashore in Scoltland 1943.
The following link leads to a first hand account of The Sinking of the Arandora Star. The story is from the perspective of an internee.
I only heard my father (David Charles Frater) speak of the sinking once. It was an experience that he wished he never had, and left him with a dislike of water for the rest of his life.


Rhondda TimeLine

Mining facts listed in Timeline order for Ystradyfodwg


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