Merthyr Tydfil Industrial History

Merthyr Tydfil was once regarded as the industrial capital of the world.  With a wealth of local natural resources, including iron ore and coal, the South Wales town expanded rapidly during the early 1800s.  By the 1820s, 80% of Britain’s iron exports originated in Merthyr.  By the 1830s, the town’s Dowlais and Cyfarthfa works were… Read More