Victorian Pontypridd and its Villages

by Don Powell

Victorian Pontypridd, situated at the point at which the two Rhondda Valleys and the Taff Valley meet, was one of the fastest growing towns in Wales. A canalside hamlet famous for its 18th-century bridge at the beginning of the period, by the end of the century it was an important market town and a major railway junction. This book brings to life the vibrant and colourful world of Victorian Pontypridd and its neighbouring villages: its landscape, streets, buildings and people. Full of fascinating anecdotes, the text also provides a sound narrative of this exciting period in Pontypridd's history. Profusely illustrated with old photographs, many previously unpublished.

Don Powell is also the author of Pontypridd At War

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1996. 192 pp. 105 illus

ISBN 1 898937 23 0