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High Street

Merthyr Tydfil



Click Here to See a Collection of Photographs

of Merthyr Town in the 1960's before major alterations.








The Parish Church Entrance, and the Star Inn. 

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Lower High Street Development - Early 1990's

Sandra Page sends us these photographs, of the old Sterling's premises and the area's redevelopment.


The Star Inn.

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In 1800 Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton

   stayed at the Star Inn, when they made

   a surprise visit to Merthyr, to see the 

   mighty Cyfarthfa Works where his

   cannon were cast.

                          Star Inn.                        Star Inn 1930-40c.
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Lower High Street, The Fountain.

(Postcard courtesy of Mrs Gill Thomas, West Grove.)

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The Carmarthen Arms (Left) and the Bluebell Inn (Right).

Described as a 'Throttle Valve' in the main road into Merthyr Tydfil, and demolished to improve traffic access to the town.





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The Throttle Valve

of Merthyr





The Fountain.

(Postcard courtesy of Gill Thomas, West Grove.)

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Caedraw roundabout in the early 1970's.

The new Caedraw Flats in the foreground, the Taff Vale (Plymouth St) Goods yard,

the River Taff running down the middle, Rhydycar stadium on the right  and in the

right hand distance, the Willows Gas works.


Caedraw Roundabout and Area

(Photographs Courtesy of Selwyn Thomas)


On the left is the Locomotive

 and on the right is the old Caedraw Mission Hall.

Locomotive & Railway Inn.


Lower High Street.

This photograph shows a Rhondda Bus for Cardiff, 

exiting  Picton Street on to Lower High Street, (opposite the Ex Servicemen's

Club),  and just about to pass Breeze's Garage.

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