Photography

This section will be divided into sections, all will be Photographs of Quakers Yard and the area close to the village

  • Old Photographs of Quakers Yard
  • Woodlands School redevelopment
  • Building of new road bridge on the Fiddlers Elbow
  • Photographs from 1950-2000
  • Water mains burst in the early 1960’s
  • The main bridge and the re building of it 1985-86
  • Photographs from 2000-present day
  • Putting new footbridges over the two river bridges
  • The River in Quakers Yard

The following are the oldest Photographs I could find of Quakers Yard

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Prince Llewellyn Farm, Penlocks date unknown (A Evans)

Pictured below are the three award winning tailors (father and two sons)that resided at Wingfield Terrace in Quakers yard for many years…on the left of the picture is Tim Evans (who still lived at the family home until his death in the late 50’s)
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The Bakers and bridge
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Quakers Yard Inn
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The road leading into the village above the Glan Taf Inn pre 1914
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The Prefabs Quakers Yard
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Before the new Bridge was built
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The New Bridge
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Not Long after the bridge was built
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Above we see a general view of Quakers Yard and Treharris
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Possibly 1920?
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Looking down from Pentwyn
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Looking towards Quakers Yard from Abercynon…there is a huge viaduct across the valley these days, for traffic leading on to the A 470
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A little closer now to the village, note the empty fields to the left of the river.
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a view of the old chapel and grave yard Pentwyn Deintyr
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Another view looking down on the football field and former Old age building, in the distance we see the Prefabs.
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An old colour photograph of Quakers Yard and Treharris
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The old bridge
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Looking across to the Perrott hill, this view obscured by trees now. 
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View from Penlocks between wars 1920-1940
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Toll house
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Mill road years later
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The old Weir
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Below we see the Development in March 2014
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Building of new road bridge on the Fiddlers Elbow
In 1982 a new bridge was constructed to connect to the A 470 off the Fiddlers Elbow, we also have some photographs of the A 470 construction at the top of Pen locks.The road was open by 1985
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Fiddlers Elbow before the changes 1976
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Site offices for the A 470 extension 1980
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Bridge construction early 1980’s
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Changes being made to Fiddlers Elbow 1982
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Work on the A 470 extension
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Fiddlers Elbow 1985
Below we see pictures thanks to Lee Dare of the road when the road was completed during 1985
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1985 Pentwyn Deintre, Fiddlers Elbow
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 Not much traffic
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August 2016 and major repairs costing £2 million are being made
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A young Paul Howard and others on an open day walk the day before the official road opening
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Photographs from 1950-2000
A massive thank you to Tony Evans for the use of the following photographs. He has done a fantastic job in renovating the former bakehouse behind Bridge stores into a luxurious family home…some of the pictures below show the bake house before it was converted into the private residence.
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Above we see a photograph of Quakers Yard in 1976, the house opposite the Quakers Inn was the old Bridge House (now demolished) Behind that you can see that they have just finished demolishing the houses in Mill road.

On the bottom right of the picture above you can see the old Bakery behind Bridge stores…

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Looking over to the Glan Taff Inn from Penlocks 1987

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Possibly 1970’s

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Old entrance to Ty Llwyd farm

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This picture comes from the Treharris Library collection, it shows the village shop and old Bakery. Taken from the Darren in 1950 

Three photographs taken by Ron Davies during the mid 1950’s.

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Above we see a view from Pentwyn of Quakers Yard and Edwardsville in the distance…In the centre of this picture we can clearly see Goitre coed road and Fairview Terrace. Look behind these streets and the empty fields are where Fir tree drive,Westwood Drive and Hilltop close were built.Below is a modern photo of the same place

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Above we see a photograph of the village and the empty fields beyond Woodlands Crescent.

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Another great photograph of the Quakers Yard and Treharris area from the 1950’s…things have certainly changed.

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Above we see a 1985 photograph of the village

Quakers Yard in the nineties…Below

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Water mains burst in the early 1960’s

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 The Main Bridge and the reconstruction back in 1985

The next set of photographs that Ron Davies, an exile now living in Portsmouth.gave me feature the main bridge in the village, including the huge repair job done in 1985-1986

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How the bridge looked early days

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Completed

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Photographs from 2000-present day

7 photographs of Quakers Yard 2010
Roger Vowles kindly took these fairly recent photographs of Quakers Yard. He took them from a vantage point high above Twynygarreg in Treharris and from the entrance to Treharris park at the top of the Park
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This picture shows the houses that are now built in Pentwyn, Fir tree and Westwood drive
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Again we see Fir tree and Westwood drives but also the terraced row called Woodlands avenue and to the left we see Pentwyn Deintyr and in the distance the bridge that leads to the A 470 trunk road
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A similar view of Pentwyn Deintyr and Fir tree drive.
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A view from the Park houses Treharris looking across to Pentwyn and the new houses on the Pandy fields above Mill road…in the distance we can see the Greenacres estate in Nelson.
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A great view of Bryngerwyn Avenue
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Another view of the large housing estate built on the pandy field which now virtually joins Quakers Yard to Trelewis, there is no actual road that connects the two and you still have to use the Mill Road.
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An unusual angle to see the farm at the top of Pentwyn, on the road to the water board. this picture was taken from Thornwood Treharris
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Quakers Yard sign there
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Below are some photographs I took of the Tram road side near the river in Quakers Yard
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Quakers Yard 2012
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The Toll gate House, Quakers Yard
The construction of the Cycle/foot bridges over the rivers
During the last decade they put two bridges for pedestrians to use to cross the Quakers Yard Bridges, Tony Evans managed to get a few pictures of the footbridges being put in place.
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A collection from Ron Davies, now living in Portsmouth.

Ron Davies called to my home after hearing about the website and graciously donated his collection of photographs, mainly taken after 1980.He used to live in Quakers Yard around a few decades ago and his mother lived in Bryngerwyn. We will start with a large collection taken of the River Taff passing by the Quakers Yard village.We will start with a view from 1949 and then move on to more recent ones.

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Where the Taff meets Taf Bargoed river