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Hanes Pentyrch History


Tracks of some of the earliest roads which were used during the Roman period are to be seen on the Garth.


Mule Train

Mules were used to transport coal from the Efail Isaf area to Radyr and Cardiff over Bwlch y Gwynt and Soar, through Pentyrch and past Cefn Colstyn.

For thousands of years the horse was the main form of transport and only in the 19th century was there any significant change.

For centuries coal and iron were brought southwards from the mineral-rich valleys by means of mule and donkey trains.

Railways developed to carry coal and materials to the docks at Cardiff and Barry and became a popular form of passenger transport.

In the 20th century the motor vehicle took over and provided a new means of access which allowed the development of the villages.