A collection of early postcards and photograhs. Do you have any old pictures of the area you would be willing to share. Local History is as much about
PEOPLE, where they lived, worked, played and shopped, as it is about the coal mining era in general. That old photo of great-granny in a pram might well show a long closed shop in the background.
Have a look through that shoe-box full of old photos on top of the wardrobe and see what you can discover about the area's past.
Pentre Hill (Ystrad Road) Looking Down.
A picture of A D Hughes Coach Works located off Ystrad Road near The Woodfield Hotel. Mr Hughes and employees posing for this picture taken by llocal photographer Stephen Timothy.
Winter Snow - probably 1947. Seen from Maendy Road
How things have changed: Cae Mawr is now an industrial Estate. The branch line to colliery has gone as has its bridges over the river and Carne Street. The bridleway from Pentwyn at that time crossed the river and linked to Volunteer Street. The incline from the quarry is clearly visible as is the colliery tip. Even the very course of the river has changed - note how close it came to the main road.