Up until the mid 18th Century, Ynyshir was a sparsely populated agricultural area and the village takes it name from a farm in the area. In the 1840s the first deep coal mine was sunk in the village.In 1841 the Taff Vale Railway reached neighbouring Dinas and with the train came far greater commercial opportunitirs for prospective colliery owners. Shepherd and Evans sank the first deep mine in Ynyshir in 1845. The mine was subsequently bought by Francis Crawshay to supply the Crawshay Ironworks in Treforest. The Ynyshir Colliery would be followed by the Ynyshir Steam Colliery, Standard 1 pit in 1875 and Standard 2 pit in 1876 and then in 1904 the famed Lewis Merthyr opened in 1905.
Your nearest Police Station is :Pontypridd Police Station,Berw Road, Pontypridd,CF37 2TR which is open from 8am until Midnight 7 days a week. Non urgent incidents please Ring 101..
Wattstown RFC at 7pm
Come along and speak to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team PC Nigel Bird & PCSO Donna Williams to discuss any issues you may be experiencing. Free Parking. Look forward to seeing you there
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Priority 1Youth Annoyance general non alcohol related
Location: south street/ynyshir road
Priority 2Substance Misuse
Location: bridge near james terrace
Priority 3Substance Misuse
Location: out side the springfield complex
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