Footnotes for Site of Castle Cinema, Caerphilly

Footnotes: Personal recollections

Audrey Tewell of Santa Ana, California, lived in Caerphilly as a young widow with two infants in the Second World War. In 1944 a young American soldier, Warren Randolph Tewell, began to flirt with her at the chemist’s shop where she worked. “Finally we had a ‘date’ and went to the Castle Cinema … seen by all, me a widow with a Yank! He put his arm around the back of my seat. Oh, I did feel strange.

“We got married in the Van Road chapel on September 4 1944.”