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
- The building of the new road bridge on the Fiddlers Elbow
- Photographs from 1950-2000
- Water mains burst in the early 1960s
- The main bridge and the rebuilding of it 1985-86
- Photographs from 2000-present day
- Repairing the Gutty January 2019
- 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
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)
The Bakers and bridge
Quakers Yard Inn
The road leading into the village above the Glan Taf Inn pre 1914
The Prefabs Quakers Yard
Before the new Bridge was built
The New Bridge
Not Long after the bridge was built
Above we see a general view of Quakers Yard and Treharris
Looking across to where Woodlands school would be built
Looking down from Pentwyn
Looking towards Quakers Yard from Abercynon…there is a huge viaduct across the valley these days, for traffic leading on to the A 470
A little closer now to the village, note the empty fields to the left of the river.
a view of the old chapel and grave yard Pentwyn Deintyr
Another view looking down on the football field and former Old age building, in the distance we see the Prefabs.
An old colour photograph of Quakers Yard and Treharris
Below we see a photo from 1973/74 we think……Wingfield Rise being built (photo Glenn Richards)
two photos below from Huw Rees Evans, the first of his mother linda outside the Quakers yard Co-op at the bottom of the gutty. and the second of his grand father, Bill, in his St Johns uniform
The old bridge
Looking across to the Perrott hill, this view obscured by trees now.
View from Penlocks between wars 1920-1940
Quakers Yard Mill Road
Mill road years later
The old Weir
Below we see two from 1957 on the buses at Fiddlers Elbow
Woodlands School redevelopment
Below we see the Development in March 2014
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
Fiddlers Elbow before the changes 1976
Fiddlers early 1980’s
Site offices for the A 470 extension 1980
Bridge construction early 1980’s
Changes being made to Fiddlers Elbow 1982
Work on the A 470 extension
A470 Roundabout 1980’s incomplete
Below we see 8 photographs thanks to Jeff Williams who worked on the construction
Below we see pictures thanks to Lee Dare of the road when the road was completed during 1985
1985 Pentwyn Deintre, Fiddlers Elbow
Not much traffic
August 2016 and major repairs costing £2 million are being made
A young Paul Howard and others on an open day walk the day before the official road opening
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 bakehouse before it was converted into the private residence.
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…
Looking over to the Glan Taff Inn from Penlocks 1987
In front of Bryngerwyn Avenue, on the playing fields many carnivals and events have taken place over the years
Old entrance to Ty Llwyd farm
The next set of photographs come courtesy of Lee Dare who was kindly donated them by the family of the late John Owens, formally of No 3 Danytwyn Quakers Yard , he is in the photo below almost outside the Glan, with the houses behind long since demolished with Joff and Iris. All the photographs we believe were taken in 1955.Not all the photos are of Quakers yard but all are close by and I want to keep John’s collection in one place.
Bridge to the Quakers
Looking across from Rodericks farm towards the prefabs
The gap before the A 470 unsure about the house/farm building
The cooperative store Quakers Yard
Looking down from Penlocks at Woodlands School
Looking across from the fields to Bryngerwyn
Looking towards fiddlers Elbow from mountain road to Whitehall
The old St Cynon church and school fiddlers Elbow
Looking across towards Fair view long before the estates behind were built
Two from a street celebration middle of the village
Maybe Pontygwaith farm looking towards the gap
Looking across to Quakers Yard
Looking towards Thornwood place from the Pandy fields above Mill Road
The river and the fair is at Woodlands
Some views from a distance
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.
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
Above we see a photograph of the village and the empty fields beyond Woodlands Crescent.
Another great photo of the Quakers Yard and Treharris area from the 1950’s…things have certainly changed.
Another flood outside the Quakers and a victim carried to safety
Quakers Yard in the nineties…Below
Below we se two pictures courtesy of Lee Dare date unknown
Water mains burst in the early 1960s
In 2018 another water main burst and water flooded down from the darren
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
How the bridge looked early days
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
This picture shows the houses that are now built in Pentwyn, Fir tree and Westwood drive
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
A similar view of Pentwyn Deintyr and Fir tree drive.
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.
A great view of Bryngerwyn Avenue
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.
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
Quakers Yard sign there
Below are some photographs I took of the Tram road side near the river in Quakers Yard
Quakers Yard 2012
The Tollgate House, Quakers Yard
The Darren 2010
Repairing the Gutty Between Ty Llwyd Parc and the village 2019
The shortcut between the top of Quakers Yard to the centre, best known by the locals as the “Gutty” was closed during 2018 for essential repairs, thankfully work has progressed and February 2019 sees the following improvements, hopefully, it will soon re-open.
Thanks to Richie McLean for the above images
The construction of the Cycle/footbridges 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.
Looking up towrds the Fiddlers elbow
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.
Where the Taff meets Taf Bargoed river