Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Trecynon
Rhondda Cynon Taf (Cty. bor.)

Wales

Aberdare Park - Parc Aberdâr

Lord Merthyr

Sir William Thomas Lewis
Merthyr Tydfil 1837-1914
engineer and Welsh coal mining magnate
(Wikipedia)
Thomas Brock
1912

Trecynon /  Lord Merthyr   Trecynon /  Lord Merthyr

Description

Bronze statue of Lord Merthyr.

Trecynon / Lord Merthyr

Inscription(s)

the right honourable
LORD MERTHYR
of senghenydd gcvo
1912
"gwna a ddylit doed a ddel" "hirbarhâd" erected by the voluntary subscriptions of friends
and admirers of lord merthyr in aberdare and district
to commemorate his elevation to the peerage conferred
upon him by his majesty king george v in recognition
of his invaluable services in the development of the
south wales mineral field, the construction of railways
and docks and other works, the establishment of the
scheme known as the south wales and monmouthshire
miners provident fund and also his untiring efforts
for more than forty years in the improvement of the
relations between the employers and employed by the
prevention and settlement of disputes and strikes
principally achieved through the formation of a joint
board of coalowners and representatives of the miners

Signed: thos brock r.a. / sculptor

GCVO = Grand Cross Victorian Order

Translation of the two mottoes, on the sides of the pedestal:

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°43'4" W 3°27'13"

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