Gifted artist Alan Jenkins who grew up in Chapel Street, Troedyrhiw has provided us with these images from his sketch book. These local scenes were drawn in the early 1960’s. How many can you recognise? (Answers below)

Plymouth (South Duffryn) Colliery. Chapel Street from Saron gates. Looking towards Tyntaldwyn road from path next to graveyard. End houses in Thomas Jones Square from footpath.





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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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