Mary Gillham’s Tongwynlais – Part 1

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I discovered some photos of Tongwynlais and Castell Coch from the “Mary Gillham Archive Project” back in 2016. The project volunteers have been adding some really great shots over the last couple of years.

I’ll start with some photos from the 1960s and 1970s.

Photo of Castell Coch from 1963
Young beeches, Castell Coch, 18th April 1963

Photo of Taffs Well viaduct from the 1960s
Taff’s Well viaduct from Castell Coch, May 1960s

Photo of Tongwynlais from 1971
Tongwynlais on ORS below Castell Coch, 13/2/1971

Photo of the A470 from 1971
View from East end of Little Garth past crushing plant further left. Two bridges. Castell Coch. Wrinkle fold in road cutting. O.R.S. below carboniferous limestone. March 1971

Photo of the A470 from 1971
New roundabout complex in Taff Gorge, unfinished, 2 November 1971

Photo of Tongwynlais from 1971
Castell Coch and Taff Gorge from south site of new unopened trunk road on 13 February 1971

All photos are from the Mary Gillham Archive Project. Read all about the project on their website.

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