The Glamorganshire Canal ran 25 miles from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff, while shorter Aberdare Canal ran from Aberdare to Abercynon where it joined the Glamorganshire Canal. Now much buried by the A470 trunk road, these lost canals nonetheless boast a proud history; they enabled the area to become rich and Cardiff to prosper as they connected Glamorganshire iron works adn collieries with towns and ports, as well as allowing the export of materials such as limestone, tinplate and bricks. Today, though large parts of these canals have disappeared, there are still many places worth a visit and much of interest to be seen, from bridges, tramroads and tunnels to lock-houses and old industrial works. Local author Ivor Jones has spent a lifetime in this area and affectionately recalls the glory days of these canals while exploring what remains today.
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