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The Story Behind the Picture Port

Story Behind the Picture

By (author) Aldo Bacchetta, Glyn Rudd
Genres: Local history
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Mar 2004
Dimensions: w 165mm h 235mm d 10mm
Weight: 309g
ISBN-10: 0752424963
ISBN-13: 9780752424965
Barcode No: 9780752424965
Synopsis
This collection of archive images captures the essence of community life in Porth during the last century of the town's intrinsic role in the industrial and commercial history of the Rhondda. The rural character of this part of South Wales is recalled in images of farmers ploughing their fields timeless views of the surrounding valleys, while snapshots of the Hetty engine and soot-covered miners reveal the industrial heritage of the district. Accompanied by detailed and informative text, this volume also remembers the local people who lived and worked in this vibrant community: the miners, sportsmen, traders, nurses and teachers who contributed to the history of Porth.

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