The RCT Community Radio project was established as a regeneration and IT project in the communities of Penrhys and Treherbert in the Rhondda and Penywaun in the Cynon Valley. More than 80 local people were directly involved and trained as presenters and other roles. In addition hundreds of local residents and representatives of local organisations were interviewed on a whole range of topics.
This article, written by David Walter Morris in 1996, describes parts of the town centre as they were seventy years earlier in 1926. David was born in 1912 and lived firstly in Broniestyn Terrace and then in Commercial Street. His father was a hosier and outfitter and when the family moved to Commercial Street, the town became very familiar to DWM, which no doubt enabled him to write accurately about the shops and other premises after such a long period of time. Photographs that illustrate some of the paragraphs are used with the permission of Rhondda Cynon Tâf Libraries, and can be found in the online Photographic Archive