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Troed-y-rhiw ([ˌtrɔi̯d ə ˈr̥ɪu̯], translation: foot of the slope) is a village in the Welsh county borough of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. The population of this community at the 2011 census was 5,296.


Map of Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil, UK

The village is served by Troed-y-rhiw railway station.

Community Archives Wales

In 2007 the Troedyrhiw Environment Forum joined the Community Archives Wales programme. The Environment Forum is a part of the Troedyrhiw Community Partnership which has approximately 30 registered members who attend all kinds of different forums including a Residents Association, Scouts Group and Old Age Persons Group.

The Environment Forum is extremely active in engaging with all parts of the community and involving members in a range of community projects, such as the Trevithick Heritage Trail, completed recently with the assistance of Cyfarthfa Castle and Museum. The Community Archives Wales project will be an inter-generational one, as the older residents of the Environment Forum intend to work with the local Scouts Group to research the local history of Troedyrhiw, which will include the history of the Scouts, who, this year, are celebrating their centenary. The group has a keen interest in history and sharing their stories, and fully intend to involve all members of the community in the CAW project.

People from Troed-y-rhiw

  • Welsh international footballer Charlie Jones, who played for Nottingham Forest and Arsenal in the 1920s and 1930s, was born in Troed-y-rhiw in 1899.
  • His Welsh international colleague Willie Davies, who played for several clubs, including Cardiff City and Tottenham Hotspur in the 1920s and 1930s, was born in Troed-y-rhiw in 1900.
  • Bobby Weale was another footballer born (in 1903) in Troed-y-rhiw. His career took him to Swindon Town and Southampton before returning to Wales to play for Cardiff City, Newport County and Wrexham.
  • Footballer Jim Lewis was born in Troed-y-rhiw in 1909 and played at left back for Watford from 1930 to 1939.
  • His younger brother, George Lewis was also born in Troed-y-rhiw (in 1913) and played football as a centre forward, first for Watford and then for Southampton.
  • Footballer Gwyn Jones, who played for Rochdale and Stockport County, was born in Troed-y-rhiw in 1912.
  • Vivian Woodward was born in Troed-y-rhiw in 1914 and played at inside-forward for Fulham from 1936 to 1947, with later spells at Millwall, Brentford and Aldershot, as well as playing once for Wales.
  • Actor Steve Speirs was born in Troed-y-rhiw in 1965.
  • Internationally renown tenor (and brother of Steve Speirs) Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts was born in Troed-y-rhiw in 1968.
  • References

    Troed-y-rhiw Wikipedia

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