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Merthyr Tydfil

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Looking across Caedraw towards Twynyrodyn.

(Postcard courtesy of the Leo Davies Collection)

The Isle

of Wight



The Angel


The Greyhound

The Gasworks, Old School and St Tydfil's Church (The Angel Hotel can be seen behind the church)
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St Tydfil's Church and the Old Caedraw School.

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The Cross Keys Inn - 1927.

In the photograph are L-R: Edith Vokes,Hetty Vokes, Richard Vokes and Landlord Albert Vokes.

(Photograph courtesy of Valerie Griffiths)

Albert Vokes ran a Gymnasium

in the Cross Keys and many Merthyr Boxers of the time trained there, one of them was Jerry O'Neil. (See Below)

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The Greyhound Inn, Picton Street.

(Photograph courtesy of Mrs Axhorn)

Picton Street  - 1958.

Adam & Eve Court, Prior to Demolition

Picton Street, The Old Gas Offices.

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Picton Street in the 1950's

Photograph taken by the school gates looking north, the Gas Company Offices

can again be seen on the L-H side.

(Photograph courtesy of Bill Hughes)


Picton Stars.

Back Row L-R:             Jacky Price, Tommy Rogers, George Evans, Ron Oldaway, Joe Hayes, Frances Jones,

                                   Jacky Terrett.

Middle Row L-R:           Roy O'Leary, John Rees, Danny Dando, Jacky (Tasky) Jones.

Front Row L-R:             Bernard Lewis, Billy Terrett, Arthur Warren, Billy Watkins.

From the Merthyr Express 1900.


John and Jane McLaughlin with son John Junior outside their Picton Street Shop.

(Photograph courtesy of John & Jane's Grandson Bill Hughes, who lived next door)

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Picton Street  -  V.E.  Day Street Party 1945.

Donna Alvarado emailed us with some details regarding the photograph:

"The old man on the far right with a cap on was my great grandfather John Trewartha, next to him is his son also named John. He is holding his niece Roberta Healey (now Murphy) and the little boy looking away is his nephew Michael Healey (deceased). The woman who is the 7th adult along starting from the right with black hair and black top is Isabella Healey (nee Trewartha) who was the mother of Roberta and Michael and was also my grandmother's (Esther) sister."

(Photograph courtesy of Valerie Griffiths)


Middle Taff  Street  -  V.E.  Day Street Party 1945.

(Photograph courtesy of Valerie Griffiths)

Mr and Mrs O' Keefe with their six sons, outside their home in Middle Taff Street - circa 1934

(Photograph courtesy of grandson Kevin O' Keefe)

Caedraw - unknown location.

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Caedraw - Crown Inn

The Old Cart bridge over the Taff to Rhydycar.

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Caedraw Clearance to build the Flats and the new School

(Photograph courtesy of Barry Morris)



Building Caedraw Flats. 1963.

(Photograph courtesy of John Davies)


Building Caedraw Flats. 1963.

(Photograph courtesy of Barry Morris)





Building Caedraw Flats. 1963.

(Photograph courtesy of the late Ken Williams collection)


Caedraw in the 1960s.

(Photograph from the Eira Smith Collection)

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