In the foreground is Abercwmboi Isaf Farm in 1570 the farm formed part of the possessions of the Earl of Pembroke. By 1691it had become one of the farms of the Duffryn Aberdare Estate purchased by William Bruce in 1750. The farm also known as Troedrhiw-fer, the large white farmhouse was a focal point of the Duffryn Estate.
The objects of Cynon Culture are to promote and protect all aspects of the culture and history of the Cynon Valley. Our website is intended to inform and generate people’s interest in the valley and surrounding areas, and the material that is on this website is the results of many years of research. The material that you will see provides, for the first time, a detailed history of the valley online. The website is dedicated to all the researchers who loved local history and left a legacy of material for me to access, and in turn be able to provide for you - the readers.