A familiar scene for residents of Troedyrhiw and yet somehow different. This photograph was taken almost 100 years ago. St David’s ‘Welsh’ Church, which can be seen on the left of the picture, was demolished some years ago. The huge colliery tips which rose to 100ft and ran from behind Taldwyn, Rhodfa and Tydfil Terraces to Pentrebach were removed in 1975 in what was, at the time, the most expensive land reclamation project ever approved by the Welsh Office at a cost of over £1000,0000. What other changes can you see? And where is the traffic?