Historical Photographs

As you would expect in this modern age there are hundreds of photographs which are available online of our area.

We have provided links to the main public collections for you to browse through below. In addition we hold more photographs and wish to grow this collection so if you have some interesting pictures of the area please send them in with the details so we can collate and publish for you.

Whilst we would like old pictures we are also keen to grow our relatively modern ones too. In the future the 70s 80s and 90s will be historic so send them in!

Rhondda Cynon Taf Library collection

RCT Council has an archive of photographs which can be accessed via the links below. There are nearly 200 images of our area here

RCT Miskin photos (55 photos)

RCT Pontyclun photos (113 photos)

The People’s Collection Wales

This collection includes photographs and documents uploaded by people and organisations from all over Wales. These links take you to searches in their collections by place name and will include documents which may only have minor references. In total there are over 450 photographs here

The People’s collection – Brynsadler (16 items)

The People’s collection – Groesfaen (50 items)

The People’s collection – Miskin (76 items – care there is more than 1 MIskin in Wales)

The People’s Collection – Mwyndy (8 items)

The People’s collection – Pontyclun (248 items)

The People’s collection – Talygarn (62 items)

Geograph Britain and Ireland project

This project aims to collect images from all across Britain and Ireland. They are modern age images to represent the areas covered, the aim being to hold a photographic representation of each square kilometre. They have nearly 700 local photographs

Geograph – Pontyclun (223 photos)

Geograph – Miskin (301 photos- care more than one place called Miskin)

Geograph – Groesfaen (59 photos)

Geograph – Mwyndy (16 photoss)

Geograph – Brynsadler (134 photos)

Geograph – Talygarn (50 photos)

Community Council archive

The Community Council holds an archive of photographs and other documents on behalf of the Community. To see these please click the relevant button below

More photographs can also been seen at Flickr.com and in the Online collection of the National Museum