1930’s Troedyrhiw

Be proud of our past. The photograph, taken in the 1930’s, looks along Bridge Street towards Pontyrhun Bridge. The scene is dominated by the engine house which contained the pumping engine that lifted water from the River Taff to the Glamorganshire Canal. This was demolished soon after the photograph was taken and the masonry used to build the church in Merthyr Vale. The Dynevor Arms is the only surviving example in Troedyrhiw of a canalside building.Troedyrhiw Bridge Street


About davidjcollier

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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