SS9798 : Edward Street, Maerdy

taken 19 years ago, near to Maerdy, Rhondda Cynon Taff/Rhondda Cynon Taf, Great Britain

Edward Street, Maerdy
Edward Street, Maerdy
Maerdy has a distinctly careworn air in this 1999 view. The village was once known as a centre for radical politics, one of the few places in the UK where the Communist party had significant support, earning it the sobriquet 'Little Moscow'. However, Maerdy Colliery, on whose existence prosperity depended, closed in 1990, one of the last deep mines in South Wales. The houses on the extreme right of the picture have since been demolished.
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SS9798, 73 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
March 1999   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 7 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 9713 9851 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:40.5544N 3:29.3479W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 9710 9852
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Mining Village  Terraced Houses 

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