STORIES FROM THE COLLECTION

The Cynon Valley Collection, is the story of our valley from the earliest times to the present day. It is the story of you, your family and friends and the people of the Cynon Valley. Each object in the collection has a story to tell, ‘Stories from the Collection’ takes a look at the objects which make up our collection, shining a light on the individual stories which make up the history of the Cynon Valley.

The Cynon Valley Collection, is the story of our valley from the earliest times to the present day. It is the story of you, your family and friends and the people of the Cynon Valley. Each object in the collection has a story to tell, ‘Stories from the Collection’ takes a look at the objects which make up our collection, shining a light on the individual stories which make up the history of the Cynon Valley.

THE LIFE OF VICTOR FREED

Victor Freed was a Russian Jew, who became a local businessman in Aberdare. His business was described as complete house furnisher’s and musical instrument dealer’s, specialists in high class pianos, radio, television and furniture. Trading began in 1904 at 57 & 59 Oxford Street, Mountain Ash, and soon expanded to Aberdare, Cardiff and other towns in South Wales. By the 1930s, Victor Freed shops also existed at 1, 58, 60 and 62 Cardiff Street and 7a Market Street, Aberdare. By the 1950s Victor Freed had expanded to 6-7 Duke Street, Cardiff.

Join us as we explore the life of Victor Freed through the collection held at the Cynon Valley Museum and researched by JHASW Volunteer Researcher Rhian Hall. Follow the link for the full exhibtion.

 

Record Sleeve Sold By Victor Freed

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