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From The Bont to Troedyrhiw


A series of photographs taken for insurance purposes by the Whitlocks Camera Club,

Birmingham, covering the route of the 1946 New Trunk Sewer








Second Group of Photographs


Pictures 34 & 35  

This is one of the original Penydarren Iron Companys buildings. In the background is Trevithick Street itself built on the site of the Penydarren Works.

Picture 34

Picture 35


Pictures 36, 37 & 38

Is the area around Garth Cottages. The Mission Hall is no longer but the cottages remain. In the distance you can see the rear of Garth Villas (all converted into flats & bedsits) and the magnificent mature trees in the grounds of Penydarren House.

Picture 36

Picture 37


Picture 38


Now we'll split up we'll travel down each side of the road separately.


Picture 39L

Looking out of Foreman's Place, extreme right is the junction

with the avenue and the General Hospital

Picture 39R

Garth Villas and Foreman's Place


Picture 40L

At this point Dowlais Iron Co's Tramway crossed the road and travelled down to Pontmorlais on its way to the Glamorganshire Canal.

Picture 40R

Foreman's Place


Picture 41L


Picture 41R

Park Place, John Evans Ltd., Grocers


Picture 42L


Picture 42

When John Lewis enlarged his business the old premises, the houses next door and the skating rink behind were all demolished and the new address of the petrol station was the RINK Garage.


Picture 43



Picture 44



Picture 45


Picture 46L

Picture 46R



47 & 47a. 

This was a High Class confectionary known locally at the time as THE DOROTHY.




Picture 48




Picture 49

The Theatre Royal




Picture 50

This is at the bottom of Penyard Road. For many years it was a fruiterers and once the home of one of Merthyrs well known residents - the boxer Malcolm Price.



Picture 51

Next door to the fruiterers , this was a pub the Penydarren End. It sold Trumans Ales, London beer, Yuk. When the Lamb closed in1973, John 'The Lamb' Lewis took over the Pen. It is now Kendalls a convenience store.



Picture 52L

Picture 52R

Next door down to the Penydarren End another pub, The Nelson, this is also 

now a convenience store.


Picture 53



Pictures 54R, 55, 56.

These were small shops below the Nelson. The last one, 56, is now

Geraldines the ladies hairdressers.

Picture 54L

Picture 54R


Picture 55L

Hardly changed today, the billboards have gone and the retaining wall refaced.

Picture 55R


Picture 56L

The Labour Exchange, Cenotaph, Masonic Hall and the Y.M.C.A.

Picture 56R


Picture 57L

Picture 57

Flook's The Jewellers


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