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Treharris Truant School and Quakers Yard Viaduct, Glamorgan

Treharris Truant School and Quakers Yard Viaduct, Glamorgan


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Treharris Truant School and Quakers Yard Viaduct, Glamorgan

A view of the Treharris Truant School and Quakers Yard Viaduct, Glamorgan. Date: circa 1905

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Glamorgan Quakers Truant Viaduct Yard Treharris


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In this evocative photograph, taken circa 1905, we witness a captivating scene in the industrial heartland of Glamorgan, Wales. The image presents a view of the Treharris Truant School and Quakers Yard Viaduct, two distinct yet interconnected elements of the community. The Treharris Truant School, located on the left side of the image, was established to address the educational needs of children who were frequently absent from their regular schools due to work or other commitments. The school, with its red-brick facade and large windows, stands as a testament to the community's commitment to providing opportunities for all, despite the challenges posed by the industrial landscape. The Quakers Yard Viaduct, a magnificent feat of engineering, dominates the background of the photograph. The viaduct, with its arches and intricate details, symbolizes the industrial might and progress of the region. The trains passing over the viaduct signify the constant movement and activity that characterized the area. The photograph offers a glimpse into the past, providing us with a window into the social and industrial history of Treharris and Glamorgan. The juxtaposition of the truant school and the viaduct highlights the complexities and challenges faced by communities in the industrial age, as they sought to balance the demands of industry with the needs of their people. This photograph, with its rich historical context, is a poignant reminder of the past and the resilience of communities in the face of adversity. It invites us to reflect on the importance of education and the role it plays in shaping the future, while also acknowledging the impact of industry on our lives.

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