Photographs

This section is dedicated to photographs of Trelewis, both old and new

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  1. The Area around the old subway, Bontnewydd Terrace
  2. Older Photographs of the village
  3. Photographs from up until 2005
  4. Photographs 2005-present day
  5. The new housing Development behind the Shingrig Estate

The area leading to and from the Ex Servicemen’s club was used as a short cut to Trelewis from Treharris;this area is now completely transformed but here is a reminder of how it looked at the turn of the century.

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On top of the subway, the old track to Taff Merthyr Colliery 1999

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Railway tunnel at the top of Captains hill

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No more entry for cars 1999

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On the roof of the subway 1999

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Looking up to Bontnewydd Terrace

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Looking down towards the subway from Bontnewydd Terrace 1999

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Same view 2016

Below we see some aerial photographs of the old Deep Navigation site 2016 transformed

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The subway

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Barriers that were put in place that finally prevented cars from using the subway

 

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September 1999 road into Subway

Below are four photographs of the subway area courtesy of Lynda Collins some feature Lynda and her grandson Dale Jones.

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(Photographs are courtesy of Robert Amos )

Top of Subway just before it was demolished and covered late October 1999

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Behind High street Weigh Bridge

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Looking down from High Street entrance to Barry Woods

Older Photographs of the village

Bontnewydd Quarry courtesy of June Morgan

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Mark Ninnis discovered this photograph (above). It was one of the original bridges in the village,just below Penygroesheol, it was buried along with the river.

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Above we see a rare picture of the people of Trelewis, looking for coal in the tip behind Bontnewydd Terrace, it is believed this photograph was taken during the great strike in the 1920’s (picture courtesy of Tony Evans)

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Above we can see a pre first world war photograph it shows Glyn Bargoed road, Glyn Bargoed house and Bontnewydd Terrace.

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Mackintosh and Caiach Terrace, date unknown

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Captains Hill and the Dingle (Merthyr Library)

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High Street

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57 High Street demolished due to subsidence

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Trelewis people protesting about the uncovered lorries passing through the village in the 1980’s

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The Dingle Today, can’t get the same angle

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One of the hundreds of checks in Robert Amos’ collection…this one was for use at the Co Operative in Trelewis…just at the end of the High Street pictured above.

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A 1912 photograph of the Railway and road bridges that separated Trelewis from Treharris across the Bargoed river further up and the river was buried under the colliery

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In 2000 the viaduct was removed thanks to June Morgan for the two photographs above

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Picture from Merthyr Library. Church is visible on top left, half of high street not built including the Bontnewydd Inn, Bottom left is the three storey old surgery house. Middle right Glyn Bargoed house and opposite some houses in Glyn Bargoed Terrace

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Same view 20 years later

Photographs of the Trelewis Village up until 2005

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Park Terrace Trelewis 1960’s

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Glyn Bargoed house before Beechcroft 1960’s

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Graffiti on the Shingrig estate in the 1980’s

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PLEASE SEE BEDLINOG PLACES OF INTEREST FOR MORE PHOTOS

We will start with the River running through the valley being brought back to the surface and a new waterfall created and bridge to replace the old viaducts

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Creating a new tunnel below the former viaduct

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Once it was complete the river flows 

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Looking towards the Mill Road

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How it looked in 2010

Reclaiming the valley from the colliery
Lynda Collins of Cherry tree way, Trelewis,  contributed the following photographs. They show the work that was done in transforming the former colliery into the new Millennium Park for the community.If you go to places of interest (Bedlinog) on this site you will be able to see more photographs of the remedial works that repaired the landscape.
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A huge trench was built to bury rubbish
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Looking towards Cilhaul
Below the next four photographs show how the lakes were created.
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Below the river is now on top of the valley
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Once cleared the river once again flowed through the middle of the valley
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Dismantling the Washery
The following aerial photos taken by Gwyn Jenkins show the old pit site in 2016
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Below we see a long shot of Stormtown
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Trelewis from Cilhaul mountain in the 1990’s
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Club row 1977 Silver Jubillee
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Standing up is Maggie Harris Nee Blunt
Front is Edgar Garbett ,Trevor Harris,Clive Summers.Dai Davies,Henry Morgan
Opposite side is Big Bill, Tont Nolan, Syd Harris and Glan Edmunds.
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Trelewis 2005 until present day
Major road and pavements works took place in 2012-13 they took ages to complete
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Cherry Tree way and playground on old colliery site
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Edwards Terrace with Stormtown in background
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Stormtown at dusk by Robert Walters 2014
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Alley way between Bontnewydd and High Street
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Alley way opposite the old station High street
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Bontnewydd Terrace late 1980’s (Jeremy Swattridge)
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Lane by Bontnewydd Terrace looking towards the old club late 1980’s
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The new bridge to the village 2008
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2010 valley view
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Trelewis Wimpey estate 2011
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The gully between West View and the back lanes
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Back of West View
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Back lane in Nant Gwyn
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Underneath he Clock Bridge many Wimpey kids will have memories of this place.
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2015 and the old den is Fenced off
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2010 Park Terrace
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The Garage next to the Wimpey park ready for demolition 2014
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High Street 2010 
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Snowy High Street 2010
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The old infant school yard
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The old Trelewis Quarry
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Pandy cottages 2009
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Pandy cottages 2015 
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Above we see two enhanced photos of the Pandy cottages 2015 by Robert Walters
Trelewis, Treharris and parts of Nelson were affected when a major water main burst near the Ffald Bridge. Thousands of people lost their water supply and bottled water was handed out freely by the water board to all residents. The main road between Trelewis and Treharris was closed and diversions were in place.
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The problem is now repaired and the clean up is under way
Below we see the old Dairy behind Bontnewydd Hotel demolished 2016
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Field next to Warren Terrace ready to be developed 2012
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Warren Terrace field after development
The New Housing Development behind the Shingrig Estate
It started in early 2013 and is progressing well with over thirty families already moved in. More houses are being erected by the week and its almost surrounding the rear of the Wimpey estate from its entrance opposite Llancaiaich Fawr. I have been taking photographs from the start and will update as we go along. There will be up to 300 new homes built adding up to 1,000 new residents to the village.
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Work Began Early 2013
The next photographs are taken in Spring 2014, The diggers are on their way to develop this land very soon , so I took the opportunity take photographs. The area is behind Trelewis community centre, behind Nant Gwyn and Tydfil close and up from the Railway behind the Ffaldcaiach Pub
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Behind Trelewis Community centre to be housing
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Just under the Railway bridge Ffaldcaiach heading to the farm. This will also be part of the new housing development
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Looking down Path to Ffald railway bridge
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Behind the side of Pandy View
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Looking down towards Community Centre
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Looking down to Railway Bridge
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Towards Community centre
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Behind the Wimpey estate
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Behind Community centre looking up to top fields
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Directly behind Community centre
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The Wicker gate for right of way
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Preparing the ground and site office
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View from back of Nant Gwyn
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Fields behind Tydfil Close will be developed into new Homes
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New Roundabout constructed
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 Above Views from Tydfil close up Gelligaer Road
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House building begins
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The estate is growing
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Site office open Spring 2013
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Starting to surround the current estate 2014
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View from Gelligaer road  March 2014
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Inside the estate the streets are forming
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Two,three and four bedroomed houses available
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Opposite Llancaiach Fawr on Gelligaer road
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Top of fields looking down on site
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Looking in from fields opposite Llancaiach Fawr
2016 and Tydfil close and Pandy view are surrounded
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More new houses
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