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These photographs contributed by Graeme and Gwen Wells of New Zealand (Jan 2005)

 

  Pont Bara-Ceirch, near Cwmbach

Pont Bara-Ceirch was obliterated by the coal tip that also destroyed the Maerdy cottages
An interesting name, meaning Oatcake Bridge

Pont Bara ceirch

 

Graig Road, marked 1908

Graig Rd 1

 

Graig Road and Valley from Bettws Side

Graig Rd 2

 

 Maerdy Tip looming large over Colbren Square

Colbren Sq and Maerdy Tip

 

Field Marshall Montgomery at Steer Pit during his tour of South Wales in 1947
-  with Dan Lloyd of Colbren Square leading the GCG Band

Montgomery's visit to GCG

 

An aerial view of GCG looking N.E.E. - the village and general area

Photograph by Paul Bennett of Llandilo who piloted the plane

The straight line in the bottom half is the railway line from GCG to Abernant.
Other features include the trotting track and Tairgwaith top right, the open cast works centre top and Brynamman top left.

Aerial view of GCG up

 

Gareth Hicks Copyright notice