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 During this period of time Merthyr underwent considerable reconstruction,

(new town centre, bus station, Oldway House, Telephone exchange, etc). 


Mr Lewis of Melbourne

 Close who took these photographs has now passed away.


<Click on the photograph to enlarge>

Pontmorlais Circus 1969         

 Ynysgau Chapel and the Old Iron Bridge September 1963

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The Old Iron Bridge. September 1963  

Ynysgau Chapel January 1967    The Old Iron Bridge is gone.   

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 Victoria Street January 1967. 

 Wellington Street June 1962.

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Victoria Street,    January 1967.      

Victoria Street soon after

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Taken from Abermorlais tip, showing Ynysgau St. the St. Tydfil's shopping Centre being built and in the College car park sewer pipes being installed.

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Taken in 1971, houses gone, sewer laid, town centre built, this shot also shows, Glebeland Street,  Besleys Builders Merchants, and the back end of The Lamb Inn. In the left fore- ground is the  Salvation Army building.  

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The Lamb Inn, Castle Street. 1971     

Castle Street, 1971 (remember Barnes shop)

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 Castle Street and Glebeland Street 1971

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The Castle Hotel being built 1972. 

The Castle Hotel completed

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Lower Castle Street  

Lower Castle Street, from the College car park. 

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Lower Castle Street   

The Weir January 1967

from the College car park in the 1990's

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Graham Street January 1967

Graham Street January 1967

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Graham Street, The new Town Centre being built 

Chic Fashions (Graham Street)

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Wellington Street   Building the Hollies  
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Building Oldway House Jan 1967

Castle Cinema May 1971

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Lower High Street January 1967    

 Lower High Street January 1967


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From Caedraw Flats Nov 1971       

 From Caedraw Flats Nov 1971

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St Tydfil's Church 

        From Caedraw Flats Nov 1971

St Tydfil's Church  June 1970

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Chapel Row (the remains of the Chapel covered in ivy) 

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Do you have any photo's of Merthyr Tydfil?