With the Olympic Games all but upon us readers may be interested to know that, when the Games were last in London in 1948, Troedyrhiw could boast no less than two players in the 22 man squad. These were G. Manning and T. Reynolds.One can only imagine the feeling of pride which this achievement must have brought to the village at that time. Manning played in a 4-3 win over the Netherlands in the first round and was a substitute in both the 2-1 quarter final victory over France and an eventual 1-3 loss to Yugoslavia at the semi-final stage.Image


Great Britain v Yugoslavia. 1948 Olympics.


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Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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