19th Century Growth of Merthyr Tydfil

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History of the growth of Merthyr Tydfil with current day views of the town.

Exploration of the history of Merthyr Tydfil and its growth during the 19th century. With a look at the cosmopolitan heritage of its present day inhabitants. Includes contemporary views of the landscape and town.
From: Inside Out Merthyr
First Broadcast : 11 May 1999

Teachers' notes

Age Group : 11-14,14-16

Subject : History, Geography

Topic : History of Wales and England 1880-1980, Industrial Wales and Britain, Twentieth century world, Economic activity, Settlements

Keywords : Merthyr Tydfil, Industrial heritage, Industrial growth, Economic change, Coal industry, Iron industry

Notes : Geography topics - Industrial growth in South Wales, Economic change and international migration. Explore what brought people to Merthyr originally. History topics - Industrial Wales and Britain, Victorians. Useful for local studies in Merthyr Tydfil


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