Pontypridd was a frontier town, born out of the industrialisation of its surrounding valleys and transformed from a sleepy agricultural region into one of the largest towns in Wales.

Known as the market town of the south Wales valleys, this incredible collection of more than 200 old images gives a valuable insight into the places, people, culture, sport, education, industry and events which shaped Pontypridd.

From the creation of William Edwards’ famous single-arch span bridge to the day a father and son penned a haunting Welsh hymn which became the National Anthem of their homeland, Pontypridd has a rich history to celebrate.

Learn more about its famous shops and landmark buildings, the Brown Lenox Chainworks, Brunel’s arched bridge and the longest railway platform in the world.

Our beloved “Ponty” remains a unique town and one we hold so very dear to our hearts. Read its story!

£12.99 (The History Press)