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Merthyr Tydfil College

of Further Education


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Merthyr College was officially opened in December 1955, this aerial view was taken in the early 1960s.

The College of Further Education, being prepared to open in the mid 1950s

The College from the Rear - 1950's

Merthyr Tydfil College

Ladies queuing to enrol in the early 1960s

Merthyr College - 1960's.

Merthyr College - Inside A Class.


Merthyr Tydfil College of Further Education - February 1967

Engineering Employers Association of Wales. Presented with 11 awards out of 34 (5 first prizes - in the front row)

Back Row L-R:        J. Thomas (Hoover), D. Ainsworth (Hoover), G. Price (Rhymney Engineering), R. Morgan (Hoover), W. Davies (Hoover) & G.H. Jenkins (Hoover).
Front Row L-R:       Peter Jones (Dowlais Foundry & Engineering), D.A. Jones (Hoover), R.J. Williams (Dowlais Foundry & Engineering) & P. Harrison (Hoover).
Missing:                 W Morgan (Hoover)

(From the Merthyr Express, Courtesy of Peter Jones)


Labour Party Dinner - Mid 1970s

Left to Right: ?. Price (John Price, Broad St.'s daughter), Dowlais; Les Davies, Aberdare; Bernard Walters, Penydarren; David Evans, Aberdare; Richard Hicks, Dowlais; Maldwyn Walters, Penydarren; Colin Parker, Ted Rowland's Agent and Dennis Healey.

(Photograph Courtesy of Byn Walters)


'Young Stephen Wins Welsh Swimming Title'

(From the Merthyr Express, Courtesy of Stephen Kerrigan)


'Look Out, World, Here We Come' - Merthyr Express 1984c

(Photograph Courtesy of Lynne Rees)


Merthyr Tydfil Youth Chamber Orchestra - 1988c - Based at Merthyr Tydfil College.

Back Row L-R:              Howard Jones (brass teacher), Steven Slade, Richard Bennett, Hywel Webley
Next Row L-R:               Catherine McCormack, Beth Thomas, Jason Hughes, Gareth Williams, Richard Williams, Steven Griffin,

                                     Anthony Cleaton, Craig Walsh, Ceri Shipton, Deborah Summers
Next Row L-R:               Diana Thomas (cello/double bass teacher), Nadine Price, Sara Rees, Hayley Lewis, Sarah James, Ruth Evans,

                                     Julie Griffiths, Susan McNally, Judith Sims, Joanne Humphreys, Helen Roberts, Stephanie Jones,

                                     Paul Storer (violin teacher and conductor)
Front Row L-R:             Claire Saunders, Catherine Lloyd, Judith Hughes, Julia Jones, Candice Davies, Lisa Finney, Kathryn Ford,

                                     Sarah Budden, Ceri Grindle, Lisa Rees
Very Front L-R:             Matthew Davies, Matthew Eyles

(Photograph Courtesy of Steven Griffin)


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