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Treforest in the Parish of Llantwit Fardre

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"TREFOREST, a hamlet in Llantwit-Vairdre parish, Glamorgan; on the Taff Vale railway, 11¾ miles NNW of Cardiff. It has a post-office under Pontypridd, and a r. station; and extensive tin-plate works are adjacent. Pop., 921." [From John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) on Vision of Britain]

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Business & Commerce Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Metal Alloys (South Wales) Ltd records 1939-1970 "The Treforest Industrial Estate was granted Special Area status in the 1930s as part of the government's response to high levels of unemployment in the south Wales coalfield. In the late 1930s, a large number of Jewish entrepreneurs and tradesmen fleeing persecution in Germany and Central Europe re-located to Treforest. One such firm was Metal Alloys (South Wales) Ltd, founded by two Czech Jews, Dr Roth and E. Lux,............................."
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Cemeteries

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Saron Presbyterian Methodist Chapel
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Church History

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Salvation Army hall Treforest
  • Jewish synagogue in Treforest c. 1990
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Description & Travel

Trefforest - on Wikipedia

Treforest ( and Trading Estate) - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Treforest in the Parish of Llantwit Fardre which are provided by:

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Directories

Transcript of name listing for Pontypridd, and district, from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-

1880 (Slaters Directory)
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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for Treforest from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Treforest in the Parish of Llantwit Fardre has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

1961 Floods at Treforest - on the People's Collection Wales site

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST085891 (Lat/Lon: 51.593291, -3.322284), Treforest in the Parish of Llantwit Fardre which are provided by:

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Social Life & Customs

Salvation Army Band, Treforest, 1914 - on the People's Collection Wales site