There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people
- From The Brecon County Times Neath Gazette and General…21st August 1869
MERTHYR MAWR. ARCHERY.-The annual archery competition of the district took place at Merthyr Mawr on Monday last, when a large number of ladies and gentlemen entered the lists for the prizes offered on the occasion. The competition was carried out with considerable spirit, and the proceedings were enlivened by the performance of an excellent selection of music by a band specially engaged tor the day. The prizes were supplied by Mr. Barry, of Neath, whose unique display was much admired, practical approval being shown by the numerous private purchases made at the close of the sport.
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 30th October 1914
MERTHYR MAWR HOUSE. ITS FINE SITUATION. ITS HISTORY AND ASSOCIATIONS. (By Mr. T. M. Price, Late of Boverton). Within a few miles radius of the thriving market town of Bridgend there are many notable mansions and places of interest to the antiquary, historian, and tourist. Among these may be noted Merthyrmawr, the home ot Mr. John Iltyd Dillwyn Nicholl. D.L., J.P. The mansion occupies a finely diversified situation a couple of miles south-west of Bridgend, in the centre of one of the most engrossing sites of Morganwg. Perhaps it would be somewhat difficult to find in the whole county of Glamorgan a district which presents such Is number of varied attractions as that of which Merthyrmawr is the centre .....(part extract).......
- From the Evening Express (Third Edition) 25th April 1904
SAND HILLS OF MERTHYR MAWR. An interesting lecture, was delivered in Llantrisant National Schoolroom on "The Sand Hills of Merthyr Mawr" by Mr. A. E. Harris, of Cardiff, and illustrated by an excellent series of lantern views. In the unavoidable absence of his Honour Judge Williams, of Miskin, the chair was taken by Mr. Meyler Thomas, of Ynysyplwm. There was a large audience of ladies and gentlemen
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 11th August 1916
FETE AT MERTHYR MAWR HOUSE IN AID OF BRIDGEND RED CROSS HOSPITAL. The weather, and circumstances all propitious, combined to favour and secure the success of the grand fete held on Wednesday at Merthyrmawr House, the residence of Col. J. I. D. Nicholl and Mrs. Nicholl,-who generously threw the grounds open, and were thoughtfully assiduous for the pleasure and comfort of the visitors, who poured in in a continuous stream in motor, brake, and every form of equipage from Bridgend and the Valleys. The worthy object was to assist the Bridgend Red Cross Hospital—an institution that appeals with special significance to the generous impulses of the community, and the company was so large, and the opportunities of rendering help so manifold, that the financial result must have been considerable, and it may be hoped, up to the most sanguine expectations of the promoters. .....(part extract).......