Heritage Lottery Fund to revitalise Pontmorlais in Merthyr Tydfil

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Fifteen historic buildings in Merthyr Tydfil, some dating back more than 200 years, are to be restored thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The HLF has give the final go-ahead for £1.58m towards the restoration of buildings in the Pontmorlais area of the town.

Marlies Pires, owner of the Imperial Hotel and the Morlais Castle Inn - one of the buildings hoping to benefit from funding said: "Pontmorlais is in a desperate need of regeneration so we are over the moon with the news that this scheme is set to go ahead.

Read more about this story on the BBC Wales News website.

Alan George's Old Merthyr website has a wonderful collection of archive images of Merthyr Tydfil. Take a look at some photographs of Pontmorlais.

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