Historical stroll around Graig, Pontypridd - Mynd am dro hanesyddol o gwmpas Y Graig, Pontypridd
Wales | Rhondda Cynon Taff
Sat 15th Jul 2017
Periods: 20th and 21st Century, Georgians and Victorians
Guided walk or tour

Come for a guided walk around the Graig and Maesycoed areas of Pontypridd. These districts saw some of the earliest industrial development in the town. John Calvert's Newbridge Colliery opened here in 1844 and coal mining continued in the local area until the Maritime Colliery closed in 1961.
The walk will highlight the industrial legacy and illustrate how it fostered a close-knit and distinctive community within the Graig. With the rapid population growth which the industry introduced and the social problems this caused, the walk will recall tales of the town's Workhouse which opened in 1865.
The route will follow pavements and footpaths but due to the hilly nature of the Graig the walk will have to cover some short, steep inclines but these will be done at a leisurely pace. Comfortable footwear with good tread on the soles is recommended.

Dewch ar daith dywys o gwmpas ardaloedd Y Graig a Maesycoed ym Mhontypridd. Yn yr ardaloedd yma y gwelwyd rhai o’r datblygiadau diwydiannol cyntaf yn y dref. Agorodd Glofa Newbridge John Calvert yma yn 1844 a bu pyllau glo yn yr ardal tan 1961 pan gafodd Glofa’r Maritime ei chau.
Bydd y daith yn rhoi sylw amlwg i’r etifeddiaeth ddiwydiannol ac yn dangos y modd y creodd gymdeithas glos, arbennig yn ardal Y Graig. Gyda’r twf sydyn yn y boblogaeth a ddaeth yn sgil y diwydiant a’r problemau cymdeithasol a ddilynodd, bydd y daith yn dwyn i gof hanesion am y Wyrcws y dref a agorodd yn 1865.
Er y bydd y daith yn dilyn palmentydd a llwybrau troed, oherwydd natur serth Y Graig bydd ambell lethr serth, fer i’w wynebu ond ar gyflymdra hamddenol. Y cyngor yw i wisgo esgidiau cyffyrddus gyda gafael dda ar y gwadnau.

Event details

Organiser: Pontypridd Museum
Booking details: Numbers will be limited to 20 places. Please phone the museum on 01443 490748 to book places.
Fee details: This event is free to attend

Dates and times

Sat 15th Jul 2017 11:00-13:00
Additional times information
Walk will start at 11:00 and will last between 1 and a half to 2 hours.

Venues and locations

The walk starts from the main entrance to Pontypridd railway station on the: Broadway, Pontypridd, CF37 1DT


Tel: 01443 490748
Email: enquiries@pontypriddmuseum.org.uk

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