Bamburgh Castle from the sea












Bamburgh Village and Castle at Christmas














A general view of the Taff Valley in the 19th Century, looking over Cefn Coed to Merthyr Tydfil beyond















Merthyr Tydfil and its ironworks c1790















Dowlais Ironworks, Merthyr Tydfil, 1840














Merthyr Tydfil High Street in 1840













Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil













High Street, Merthyr Tydfil. Note the horse-drawn omnibus waiting for passengers
















The Star Inn, where Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton stayed during their visit to Merthyr Tydfil in 1802













The visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Merthyr Tydfil in 1912














Harris & Son, Photographers - an old picture of the business in Merthyr Tydfil owned by the Grandfather of Rolf Harris, entertainer.


















Cyfarthfa Ironworks, Merthyr Tydfil, c1890














The remains of Cyfarthfa Ironworks, Merthyr Tydfil, today
















The Crown Inn, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil. In 1798, a Lewis Foster, along with others, formed an Independent chapel in a room here. It is not known whether he was one of our Merthyr ancestors, but it is certainly possible.



















The village of Pontlottyn, today















Bargoed Viaduct on the Rhymney Railway. The northern end of the viaduct (towards Pontlottyn) rests on the million year-old moraine left by the meeting of two glaciers.














Just outside Pontlottyn, in the early evening