Rhondda Cynon Taf Council

A proud tradition of world-famous famous events, people, places, music and culture is being celebrated in Rhondda Cynon Taf with the introduction of a major new Blue Plaque Heritage Trail.
For almost two years Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Libraries & Museums Service has been working closely with various voluntary organisations and individuals to determine 30 sites in the county borough as yet unrecognized for their historical background.
Due to £49,200 of Heritage Lottery funding, the project has set out to identify icons, events and buildings, culminating in the placing of blue plaques to commemorate their history and achievements. A series of articles appeared in the local and national press along with television and radio coverage to encourage people to nominate their own site.
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There are ten plaques listed that will receive plaques. As of Aug 2009, one had been erected.


The world famous choir was formed here after winning a local Eisteddfod Treorchy Male Choir Est./Sef. 1883

Red Cow Hotel, High Street, Treorchy, United Kingdom

Dr William Price

Round Houses, Glyntaff, Pontypridd, United Kingdom

Bandroom of the famous brass band Cory Band Est./Sef. 1884. Ystafell y band pres byd enwog.

Church Road, Pentre, United Kingdom

World Champion Cyclist 1895 lived here Arthur Linton 1872-1896

Sheppard's Pharmacy, 218 Cardiff Road, Aberaman, United Kingdom

Hirwaun Ironworks

Ty Mawr, Off Crawshay Street, Hirwaun, United Kingdom

Navigation House

Cardiff Road, Abercynon, United Kingdom

World Champion Lightweight Boxer (1914-17) trained here. Freddie Welsh (Frederick Hall Thomas) 1886-1927. Bu Pencampwr Bocsio Pwysau Ysgafn y Byd (1914-17) yn hyfforddi yma

High Street, Pontypridd, United Kingdom

The choir held its first rehearsal at Ebenezer Chapel on this site Cor Meibion Pendyrus Male Choir Est./Sef. 24 May 1924 Cynhaliodd y cor ei ymarfer cyntaf yma ar safle Capel Ebenzer

Ty Ebenezer, East Street, Tylorstown, United Kingdom

Donald Davies (internet pioneer, inventor of packet switching)

Treorchy Library, Treorchy, United Kingdom

Lamb Hotel Historic early 17th century inn. Place where Lewis Lewis 'the huntsman' was incarcerated during the Merthyr Rising 1831. Gwesty hanesyddol a adeiladwyd yn hanner cyntaf y 17eg Ganrif. Dyma lle gafodd 'yr heliwr' Lewis Lewis ei garcharu yn ystod Gwrthryfel Merthyr 1831.

Lamb Road, Penderyn, United Kingdom

Bardd ac awdur a fu'n byw yma yn blentyn Alun Lewis 1915-1944 the childhood home of the poet and writer

61 Brynhyfryd, Cwmaman, United Kingdom

Sefydlwyd y blaid lafur yn sgil streic Rheilffordd Dyffryn Taf ym 1900, a sbardunwyd gan yr erlid ar un o undebwyr y lle hwn. John Ewington railway trade unionist worked here. The Taff Vale Railway strike of 1900 fuelled the rise of the Labour Party

John Ewington railway trade unuionist worked here. The Taff Vale Railway strike of 1900 fuelled the rise of the Labour Party

Abercynon Railway Station, Abercynon, United Kingdom