From Pontmorlais enthusiasts walked along part of the original route of the Merthyr Tramroad
The trust helped establish a heritage trail - the Trevithick Trail - along the tramroad
and is carrying out a feasibility study into a Merthyr Tydfil Summer Heritage Festival.
Around 15 members of staff from Pizza Hut restaurants across South Wales joined Rhondda Cynon Taf council' s Streetcare team to clean up the popular footpath in Penywaun, Aberdare, known locally as the Tramroad
Its success saw pieces of Wales travelling far and wide with iron from Blaenavon taken by packhorse, tramroad
, canal and, from 1852, by railway to Newport Docks, from where it was exported all over the world, being used to build railways across India, America and Australia.
As a result of a 500gns bet between rival ironmasters Samuel Homfray and Richard Crawshay who dismissed the idea that a steam engine could pull a 10-ton load of iron along a stretch of tramroad
from Penydarren to Abercynon, Trevithick made the first-ever historic journey by steam locomotive on February 21, 1804, hauling 10 tons of iron, five wagons and 70 men for a distance of 9.
Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard the offences arose from an incident last year at Tramroad
Terrace after police were called to deal with domestic incidents, and another one where he was vomiting and abusive at the local police station.
The White Hart was built for the tramroad
, now a cycle path and up to 1885 was owned by the Morgans of Tredegar, a stag or hart''s head appears on their coat of arms.
Richard Trevithick's revolutionary steam locomotive - a genuinely world-changing technology - had its first outing on the tramroad
leading south from the Penydarren ironworks.
Judge Neil Bidder QC jailed Hayes, whose most recent address was Tramroad
Terrace, Merthyr Tydfil, for seven years for possessing cocaine with intent to supply, two years for possessing amphetamine with intent to supply, three months for possessing cannabis and three months for possessing amphetamine.
What was happening in Wales as the Earth's population exploded 1804 - POPULATION REACHES ONE BILLION Richard Trevithick's newlybuilt Penydarren steam locomotive operates on the Merthyr Tramroad
between the Penydarren Ironworks in Merthyr Tydfil and Abercynon 1927 - POPULATION REACHES TWO BILLION Cardiff City lift the FA Cup, taking the trophy out of England for the first time 1960 - POPULATION REACHES THREE BILLION Forty-five miners are killed in an accident at Six Bells Colliery in Aberbeeg 1974 - POPULATION REACHES FOUR BILLION Barry-born Helen Morgan becomes Miss World - but resigns her title four days later after it was discovered she had an 18-month-old son.
The area, around 500 metres from the Scheduled Ancient Monuments Morlais Castle, Morlais Hill ring cairn and Merthyr tramroad
, is also classed as a Landscape of Outstanding Historic Interest and the impact of such a development would be significant and far reaching, councillors are being told.
Following Hill's Tramroad
(named after the Blaenavon ironmaster, Thomas Hill) I would reach the Balance Pond and picture young Iestyn Mortymer having a scrap with Moesen Jenkins with their fathers looking on and giving encouragement.
Gilar Street at the lower end of the town would remain short stay, while Tramroad
car park would be redesignated as short stay on the same tariff as Gilar Street.
To the south of the village, the impressive Llangattock Escarpment towers some 400 often vertical metres above the Usk Valley, and an old, grassy tramroad
provides easy access into the heart of this fascinating area.
Residents and school children helped in the clean-up operation at the Tramroad
, Penywaun, Aberdare, where fly-tipping and dumping of household waste had created an eyesore.