Hello everyone

Welcome to this new blog.

I have created this blog to celebrate Merthyr Tydfil’s rich history and culture. Merthyr has had a lot of bad press in recent years, so it’s high time that people really knew the truth about Merthyr……good and bad.

Merthyr Tydfil’s history encompasses Norman, Roman and even older eras, but it is the Industrial Revolution that put the town on the world map and made it, for a time, the most important town in Wales, and one of the most important towns in the entire world.

Why the Melting Pot? As well as the industrial connotations of that title as regards its place in the annals of history as one of the foremost iron producing centres, Merthyr has long been a ‘melting pot’ of many different nationalities and cultures, with people coming from all over the world, originally to work in the ironworks and to settle in the town, and this mix of cultures has helped make Merthyr what it is today.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog, and please feel free to contribute to it.