The Rhondda Valleys

..............we know the price of coal


My Rhondda Childhood

Collieries (Coal Mines)

Rhondda History

Family History

Rhondda Football

Rhondda's Heroes

Old Photo Restoration

Rhondda Speak

Rhondda Today

Porth Cenotaph


Rhondda Valleys Information and History

Mike Reakes's Rhondda - Then and Now in Photographs.

In January of 2007, Mike Reakes of Ynyshir came up with a suggestion for web pages that showed the changing face of the Rhondda. The idea is to show old photos of various sites alongside contemporary photographs that he -and hopefully others- will take of the same site.

As Mike - and hopefully others from the Rhondda - take their photographs, I will add more web pages by their appropriate town. As with all photographs on this site, double click on the images below to see full size.


Lady Lewis Colliery 1909

Lady Lewis Colliery, Ynyshir, Rhondda Valley 1909

Site of the Lady Lewis Colliery 2007

Site of the Lady Lewis Colliery, Ynyshir, Rhondda Valley 2007

Further examples may be found on the following pages:-

Porth Ynyshir

If you have any old Rhondda family photos or pictures of the towns and villages please scan them in at least 1280 pixels width and email them here.


Search the entire site below:

Web Rhondda Website

12 Year Old Coal Miner

Then and Now Photos

Anglesey Website

Rhondda Artist - Elwyn Thomas

Rhondda Artist - Fred Stapleton


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