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John Street

Merthyr Tydfil

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John Street in the 1960's.


Station Approach.

Towards the centre of the photo is the original W.H.Smiths. (see sign above canopy),

now the Station Cafe. On the very left is the side aspect of what became ,and still is, Burtons.

Burtons once had two shops in town ,the other one was in the building that Currys now occupies.

This scene has remained almost unchanged for a hundred years.

(Courtesy of Gill Thomas ,West Grove.)

Station Approach.

On the left hand side of the photo is the original W.H.Smiths. (see sign above canopy).

Now the Station Cafe. The house in the background was the Stationmasters, recently demolished for the Tesco development. Just look at the height of the telegraph pole at the side of the house.

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A Close-up from the above Postcard.


Merthyr Station - 1954

(Postcard courtesy of Mrs Gill Thomas West Grove.)


Merthyr Station - 1991

(Photograph courtesy of Darren Edwards)


The new Post Office.

(Postcard courtesy of Mrs Gill Thomas, West Grove)


Opening Ceremony of The New Post Office - Nov 23rd 1905

(Postcard courtesy of Mrs Gill Thomas, West Grove)

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Central Post Office



The Merthyr Times Offices.

This is located at the current Post office. The picture is taken from the roof

 of the railway station. The wall at the bottom of the picture still stands today. 

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The Temperance Hall in the early 1900's.

Performers and staff, outside the Temperance Hall, in the early 1900's.
Merthyr Station Car Park - 7th March 1997

(Photograph courtesy of John Davies)






Station Car Park

Following the demolition of the old railway station, and prior to the building of the current Tesco Supermarket (2003), this site was used as a car park

(Photograph courtesy of Glyn Bowen and Merthyr Tydfil (The Past))

Merthyr John Street - Building the Tesco supermarket - 5th September 2003