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  Cyfarthfa Castle and the Park

Merthyr Tydfil

 

 

Cyfarthfa Castle, built in 1825 by William Crawshay. It cost 30,000 and was home to the Crawshay's until 1889. Merthyr Tydfil Corporation bought it in 1909, and it was turned into a school and museum.

 
   

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Cyfarthfa Park.

(Postcard Courtesy of Mr Clive Bevan)

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Cyfarthfa Park - Aerial Photograph

 

Cyfarthfa Castle - A Penry Williams' Painting.

(Courtesy of the Kenneth J. Gunter Collection)

 
Cyfarthfa Castle - Aerial View

 

Cyfarthfa Ironworkers welcoming home Robert Crawshay after his stay in Hospital,

 in the hope that this show of affection would encourage him to re-open the Ironworks - 1877.  Robert thanked them but added "The tie between them was broken and Cyfarthfa would never again become a scene activity in his time."

 

'Thousands Saw the Park Gates Opened'

After Merthyr Council purchased the Castle and Park.

(From the Merthyr Express)

 

Cyfarthfa Castle.

(Photograph Courtesy of the Kenneth J Gunter Collection)

 
Cyfarthfa Castle - Merthyr Tydfil

Cyfarthfa Castle.

(Courtesy of John Hurkett, of Cornwall; he was an evacuee at Merthyr Tydfil, from Maidstone, during the war.)

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Cyfarthfa Castle - Flower Bed - The Salvation Army.

 

Cyfarthfa Castle

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Cyfarthfa Castle                               

(Photograph courtesy Martin Sullivan)                                                                                                                  

 

Cyfarthfa Castle

(Photograph courtesy of Martin Sullivan)

 

Cyfarthfa Castle

(Photograph courtesy of Martin Sullivan)

 

Cyfarthfa Castle

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The Flower Garden.

(Postcard Courtesy Of The Leo Davies Collection)

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The Greenhouse.

 

The Bowling Green.

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World War One Tank. between the wars, this tank was displayed near the Gwaelodygarth Gates.

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The Tank

 
 

The approach from Gwaelodygarth

(Postcard Courtesy of the Leo Davies Collection)

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Cyfarthfa Park - The Flower Gardens

(Photograph Courtesy of Carl Llewellyn)

 

Cyfarthfa Park, The Summer House 

(Courtesy of Clive Bevan.)

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The Summer House. 

(Postcard Courtesy Of The Leo Davies Collection.)

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The Tea House. The Chalet.

(Postcard Courtesy Of The Leo Davies Collection.)

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Cyfarthfa Park - The Chalet - 1972

(Photographs Courtesy of Julia Powell)

Rustic Walk.

(Postcard Courtesy Of The Leo Davies Collection.)

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The Bandstand.

In it's original position, opposite where the swings used to be.

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Band at the Cyfarthfa Castle Bandstand

(Photograph Courtesy of Susan Kelly)

 
Cyfarthfa Bandstand.

A Pretty Scene.

(Courtesy of the Leo Davies Collection.)

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Under the Beeches.

(Postcard courtesy of Mrs Gill Thomas, West Grove)

 

Cyfarthfa Castle from the Lake

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Possibly an early Fete and Gala.

 
Boating on the Lake in the 1960's

 

Cyfarthfa Castle

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