Cymdeithas Hanes Resolfen History Society

A web log for the Resolven History Society which publishes articles and stories related to Resolven and the immediate surroundings.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Landslip at Abergarwed

The residents of Abergarwed and Glynneath Road have in the last week been troubled by a landslip near Y Deri. In the mid 1960s Hirwaun Cottages famously slid into the then A465 so shutting the road for many months. Apparently, the Farmers Arms did very well since they had a huge car park! Mr Redvers Davies who has been a councillor in Abergarwed for fifty years remembers the landslide very well, and informs us that the site was inspected on a monthly basis under the old Glamorgan County Council but was forgotten following subsequent local government reorganisation  in the 1970s and 80s. Here are two photographs of the 1960s landslip at Glynneath Road.

Hirwaun Cottages


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