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Heritage in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Have your say!

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Rhondda Cynon Taf is filled with history and heritage.  Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age cairns can be found in our county borough as well as Roman graves.  We made our mark on the world during the industrial revolution when the coal mined here was shipped all over the world and people moved from overseas attracted by the promise of jobs in the coal mines.   Today, residents and visitors can take historic tours at Rhondda Heritage Park Museum and Nantgarw China Works Museum and explore exhibitions at Pontypridd Museum and Cynon Valley Museum.   In 2024, Welsh traditions and heritage will be celebrated in Pontypridd when the National Eisteddfod of Wales arrives in Pontypridd on August 3rd.

There is so much to explore when it comes to our local history and heritage and now residents can have their say on how we preserve and celebrate that history.  Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Heritage team are inviting residents to complete a short survey to gather your views on what heritage means to you and how you’d like to see it conserved, displayed and promoted.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, with responsibility for Heritage Services, said: 

Preserving our unique history is so important for our future generations to understand their heritage.  Rhondda Cynon Taf is filled with monuments to the people and events that shaped the area we live in today.  The council’s heritage team carry out amazing work with schools and promote historic events and people through the Blue Plaque Scheme in addition to managing donations of artefacts for conservation and display in our museums.  The results of this survey will help to inform a Heritage Strategy that will detail how we move forward whilst preserving our past. I would urge anyone with an interest in the history of Rhondda Cynon Taf to complete the survey to ensure their thoughts are recorded.

The Heritage Survey can be completed here and will be open until 9th February.

Posted on 02/01/2024