POI Quakers Yard
There was a Toll-house situated besides the Tram road where the Pen locks road crosses the Tram road.
These days, everyone takes for granted, the short cut between Thornwood Place and Quakers Yard, but it was not always that way.
Firstly there was a trail through the woods but a proper foot path was finally put in place
A surveyors report from 1892 said “With regard to the pathway from Thornwood place to Quakers Yard, it is recommended that the landlords be contacted to hand over and dedicate the pathway to the public and allow the Bridges and roads committee to fence the same.”
Later in January 1893 it was reported by the Merthyr Express that Mr Edwards of Pantannas farm had now agreed to give the land to widen and improve the path.
Mr Lewis stated that 8 or 9 years ago he had spent £9 on the path, but it was insufficient and a further £7. 10 shillings was collected by the treasurer. Mr Lewis advised that the money should be collected.
The pathway was then repaired, upgraded fenced and ready to use. It is still used Today some 116 years later.