Old Photos of places close to our district

This Part of the site will be dedicated to showing historical photographs of places near our district. Hopefully they will be of interest and bring back memories. I have decided to not put many from the Merthyr borough on here because Alan George has an outstanding website dedicated to the borough.

http://www.alangeorge.co.uk/

The Caerphilly County Borough

The Rhymney and Darran valleys run Parallel to our district and at one time Trelewis and Bedlinog were in its boundaries, Nelson still is.

Groesfaen, Deri, Pentwyn and Fochriw are located in the Darran Valley, and together with the entire Rhymney valley, comes under one large authority Caerphilly County Borough.

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Fochriw 1829

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Fochriw station 1962

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Fochriw station remains 1973

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Maesycwmmer Station

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Hengoed High level station on top of viaduct

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Hengoed station 1972 Viaduct above

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Below Hengoed Viaduct

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Maesycwmmer/Hengoed viaduct

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Royal Oak Ystrad Mynach

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Britannia Colliery

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Gelligaer church

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Bargoed Railway Station 1965

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Bargoed station

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Bargoed Square

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Bargoed square 1970’s

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Bargoed Cameo Cinema

Hanbury Bargoed

Bargoed Square date unknown

Glamorgan, Bargoed, an old photo of Bargoed Colliery

Bargoed colliery

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Bargoed Viaduct

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Brithdir Station

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Aberbargoed hill

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Darren and Deri Railway station

Glamorganshire, Hengoed, Girls School

Lewis Girls School Ystrad Mynach

Monmouthshire, Pengam, County School

Lewis School Pengam 1928

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Penallta Colliery Washeries Date unknown

Cynon and Pontypridd Areas

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Abercynon Colliery 1986

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Abercynon Colliery 1988

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Abercynon

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Travellers rest Abercynon

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Ponty old bridge and chapel

Pontypridd old bridge

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Pontypridd Bridge older picture

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Ponty bridge 1953

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1972 Brown Lennox Ponty and the newish A 470

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Pontypridd White palace cinema now demolished

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Pontypridd station square 1990

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Half moon approx 1990

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Pontypridd where the new police station is.

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A now demolished row of Pontypridd’s Mill street

Below are from 1964 building the Taff Vale Precinct Pontypridd

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Precinct in 1968 above

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July 2011 Demolition of Pontypridd Precinct

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The Viaduct at Taff Wells

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Merthyr Vale Colliery and tips 1966

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Train leaving Merthyr Vale towards Quakers Yard

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Merthyr Vales pit site cleared

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