Memories of Glyn

A lovely man who will be greatly missed

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  • The Pieces of Mind

    The Pieces of Mind

    It's hard to take in this news. I've known Glyn right from the beginnings of the band when he started driving us around to gigs. He was such a lovely man. We will all miss him Ducksy

    It's hard to take in this news. I've known Glyn right from the beginnings of the band when he started driving us around to gigs. He was such a lovely man. We will all miss him

    Ducksy

  • jim dyer

    jim dyer newport

    In the 60s at Dyffryn school me and Glyn wewre good pals. Played rugby for the school with him and he was into groups and music. Used to go on a Sunday to the prefab in Stelvio where he lived with his family, followed by a walk to the RAFA Club in Park Square, a very impressive place. Used to help his Dad count the sixpences from the fruit machines with a shandy in my hand. His brother Adrian was into bands and a singer with Pieces of Mind. Certainly a cool dude as i worked with bim at Whiteheads where he was a real star in Sales and strutting around in Tailor -made suits from Baron's with extraordinary purple lning. Back in the prefab we listened to Buddy Holly music - his first album, which i remember had 'Wait Til The Sun Shines, Nellie' and 'Listen To Me'. Although playing drums in groups then, became aBuddy fan for ever more. Generally we would mooch about down Pill calling in the Coronation Cafe as his coloured girlfriend Caroline Glasgow lived above. It was during this romance that he had a big row with the well-known hard-knock, Gussie Gibson. Things came to a head one evening at the top of Marion Street, near the Rec, when te big fight began. As cheering kids looked on screaming the both eyed each other up. Sadly for Glyn he was taking his overcoat off when Gussie pounced like a leopard, pushing Glyn to the ground. A sneaky, but effective, tactic and he had Glyn pinned to the tarmac unable to move his arms because of his half-removed coat. I watched Glyn squirming as they rolled about, neither willing to admit defeat.After about tense 20 minutes it all fizzled out as they both retreated hurling expletives back and forth. Later we lost touch apart from contact through Adrian, both by now involved with the local pop scene. Glyn went to work for Hughes Forset and Evans, where a RAFA Member was the boss, Mr Frank Toplis, well known in the town. It was not until the 20's i crossed paths with him, though we never met. It was when the POM reformed for a while with my brother Ted drumming with them. This event conjured up long forgotten memories of those exceptional days of youth. Glyn, i have very fond memories of all the skits we got upto in our teens in the 'rich' environs of the dock area of Pill. May you rest in peace now as Ducksy is playing and singing 'Louie Louie' for you. brother.

    In the 60s at Dyffryn school me and Glyn wewre good pals. Played rugby for the school with him and he was into groups and music. Used to go on a Sunday to the prefab in Stelvio where he lived with his family, followed by a walk to the RAFA Club in Park Square, a very impressive place. Used to help his Dad count the sixpences from the fruit machines with a shandy in my hand. His brother Adrian was into bands and a singer with Pieces of Mind. Certainly a cool dude as i worked with bim at Whiteheads where he was a real star in Sales and strutting around in Tailor -made suits from Baron's with extraordinary purple lning.
    Back in the prefab we listened to Buddy Holly music - his first album, which i remember had 'Wait Til The Sun Shines, Nellie' and 'Listen To Me'. Although playing drums in groups then, became aBuddy fan for ever more. Generally we would mooch about down Pill calling in the Coronation Cafe as his coloured girlfriend Caroline Glasgow lived above. It was during this romance that he had a big row with the well-known hard-knock, Gussie Gibson. Things came to a head one evening at the top of Marion Street, near the Rec, when te big fight began. As cheering kids looked on screaming the both eyed each other up. Sadly for Glyn he was taking his overcoat off when Gussie pounced like a leopard, pushing Glyn to the ground. A sneaky, but effective, tactic and he had Glyn pinned to the tarmac unable to move his arms because of his half-removed coat. I watched Glyn squirming as they rolled about, neither willing to admit defeat.After about tense 20 minutes it all fizzled out as they both retreated hurling expletives back and forth.
    Later we lost touch apart from contact through Adrian, both by now involved with the local pop scene. Glyn went to work for Hughes Forset and Evans, where a RAFA Member was the boss, Mr Frank Toplis, well known in the town. It was not until the 20's i crossed paths with him, though we never met. It was when the POM reformed for a while with my brother Ted drumming with them. This event conjured up long forgotten memories of those exceptional days of youth.
    Glyn, i have very fond memories of all the skits we got upto in our teens in the 'rich' environs of the dock area of Pill. May you rest in peace now as Ducksy is playing and singing 'Louie Louie' for you. brother.

  • Ducksy

    Ducksy

    Cheers Jim. Never realised you were at Whiteheads as well. That’s where I met Adrian

    Cheers Jim. Never realised you were at Whiteheads as well. That’s where I met Adrian

  • Malcolm Thomas

    Malcolm Thomas Newport

    Although I hadn’t seen Glyn since those heady days of the sixties I do remember him well and, as Jim said previously,it would have been from Duffryn School and Pill. I’m also sure he went to the 64 Club which was a youth club started as the name suggests in 1964. Sad to hear of his passing.

    Although I hadn’t seen Glyn since those heady days of the sixties I do remember him well and, as Jim said previously,it would have been from Duffryn School and Pill. I’m also sure he went to the 64 Club which was a youth club started as the name suggests in 1964. Sad to hear of his passing.

  • The Pieces of Mind

    The Pieces of Mind

    Thanks Malcolm

    Thanks Malcolm

  • Jim Bush

    Jim Bush Newport

    Glyn was a great friend from way back in the Kensington days, we both worked there. Only a couple of days back , another friend from then Charlie Easton, was talking about Glyn and we said we would see him next time the boys played in Newport. My thoughts are with Wendy and Adrian and family , much love and respect Glyn ❤️

    Glyn was a great friend from way back in the Kensington days, we both worked there. Only a couple of days back , another friend from then Charlie Easton, was talking about Glyn and we said we would see him next time the boys played in Newport. My thoughts are with Wendy and Adrian and family , much love and respect Glyn ❤️

  • The Pieces of Mind

    The Pieces of Mind

    Cheers Jim. Didn’t know you both worked at the Ken

    Cheers Jim. Didn’t know you both worked at the Ken

  • Joey Griffith (Cy Benson)

    Joey Griffith (Cy Benson) Tenerife

    Glyn was a very good friend of mine as is his brother Adrian. We both worked together as Door staff at the Kensington Court Club in Kensington Place, Newport Gwent. It was a very popular night club in those days. We all had some great times there. Glyn was a happy fun loving person and will be saddly missed. A brilliant rugby player and very professional photographer. His brother Adrian along with The Late Rob Evans from Ebbw Vale started my singing career off for me when I used to roadie for them at the age of 16. Glyn would be driving the van, an old beat up commer van. I remember the one night coming from a gig in Haverford West and the clutch went on the way home. We were all starving and we were in the middle of nowhere, but in the distance we could see a farm with its lights on. It was about 1am in the morning so myself and Kubi ( David Kubinec ) decided to go along to it and ask if they could sell us something to eat and drink as we had broken down and hadn't eaten all day. They gave us some bread and some water and phoned the AA for us. I remember it well. A few years later I was in a band of my own and in the same area. I remembered the farm and went up to the door and knocked on it. An elderly lady and man answered the door and asked what I wanted. I asked them if they remembered two young stuffs coming to their door early hours of the morning and they were shocked to see me back there and asked if I had broken down against. I said no I have come to say thank you very much for your help on that cold and frosty morning and gave them a copy of an LP that I had recorded with the band I was with at the time. They were over the moon that I had remembered them and what they had done for us when we had broken down years before. Such good memories. Glyn you were a Gem and Gentleman. R. I. P. My friend until we meet again. Condolences to Wendy and family, Adrian and family, and a big thank you to Ducksy for letting me know and setting up this fantastic page. Pieces Of Mind forever.

    Glyn was a very good friend of mine as is his brother Adrian. We both worked together as Door staff at the Kensington Court Club in Kensington Place, Newport Gwent. It was a very popular night club in those days. We all had some great times there. Glyn was a happy fun loving person and will be saddly missed. A brilliant rugby player and very professional photographer. His brother Adrian along with The Late Rob Evans from Ebbw Vale started my singing career off for me when I used to roadie for them at the age of 16. Glyn would be driving the van, an old beat up commer van. I remember the one night coming from a gig in Haverford West and the clutch went on the way home. We were all starving and we were in the middle of nowhere, but in the distance we could see a farm with its lights on. It was about 1am in the morning so myself and Kubi ( David Kubinec ) decided to go along to it and ask if they could sell us something to eat and drink as we had broken down and hadn't eaten all day. They gave us some bread and some water and phoned the AA for us. I remember it well. A few years later I was in a band of my own and in the same area. I remembered the farm and went up to the door and knocked on it. An elderly lady and man answered the door and asked what I wanted. I asked them if they remembered two young stuffs coming to their door early hours of the morning and they were shocked to see me back there and asked if I had broken down against. I said no I have come to say thank you very much for your help on that cold and frosty morning and gave them a copy of an LP that I had recorded with the band I was with at the time. They were over the moon that I had remembered them and what they had done for us when we had broken down years before. Such good memories. Glyn you were a Gem and Gentleman. R. I. P. My friend until we meet again. Condolences to Wendy and family, Adrian and family, and a big thank you to Ducksy for letting me know and setting up this fantastic page. Pieces Of Mind forever.

  • The Pieces of Mind

    The Pieces of Mind

    Thanks Joey.

    Thanks Joey.

  • Ducksy

    Ducksy

    That Commer Van, if it is still around could tell some stories. I remember Glyn picking me up for a gig and while we were leaving where I lived. Glyn opened his driver door as it wasn't shut. It smacked into a parked car and shattered the headlight and caused other damage to that car. There was no one around, so off we went with yet another bump on the Commer.

    That Commer Van, if it is still around could tell some stories. I remember Glyn picking me up for a gig and while we were leaving where I lived. Glyn opened his driver door as it wasn't shut. It smacked into a parked car and shattered the headlight and caused other damage to that car. There was no one around, so off we went with yet another bump on the Commer.

  • Betty  Edwards ( nee Williams)

    Betty Edwards ( nee Williams) canada formaly newport gwent

    I knew glyn as a younger man I was a friend of his brother he was always a lovely person .

    I knew glyn as a younger man I was a friend of his brother he was always a lovely person .

  • The Pieces of Mind

    The Pieces of Mind

    Thanks Betty. Take care

    Thanks Betty. Take care

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