We’ve tried to provide a collection of links for you that we feel are useful in providing information about Wales, Pontypridd and the Valleys as well as including links to ‘sustainable development’ sites. After all that is why we started the web site all those years ago, to campaign for a sustainable greening of our town. Yes, we are still waiting unfortunately.

We are always on the look out for new and exciting sites though so if you have one you think is relevant please let us know! However, we must point out that we are not responsible for the content of external links, things change and sites go down – if you have any additions / corrections then let us know about them too.


Poetry Book Awards
Writers of Wales – A to Z listings
Catrin Collier – world famous author
Publish & Print – self publishing company
Dave Lewis – writer, poet, photographer
The Welsh Poetry Competition – international competition
YMA – new arts centre
National Museum of Wales
Wales Millennium Centre
Dave Lewis Photography (Spillers Records image)

Development / Town planning

Freedom of Information – e-mail RCT
RPS Group – Environmental Consultancy
Friends of the Earth – meet in CYB
Zed Factory Developments
Energy Saving Trust

Environment / Conservation

Pontypridd Canal Conservation
Cilfynydd Environmental Centre
Marine Conservation Society
Glamorgan Birds
Forest Protection – look for the symbol
Greenpeace UK
Glamorgan Wildlife Trust
Bat Conservation Trust
Centre for Alternative Technology
Stop Junk Mail
Fair Trade
Remarkable – cool site
Organic Gardening

Local information

Ponty Forum – Facebook group
Freedom of Information – e-mail RCT
Positively Ponty – events
Ponty Lido – swim outdoors!
Park Run – Ponty Park
Too Good To Waste
Rhondda Heritage Park
Cancer Research Genetics
Weather in Ponty
RCT Photos archive
Genealogy information
Aberdare Online
Fresh Prince – funny but true!
Prostate Cancer Wales

IT Helpdesk

DuckDuckGo – safe search engine
Web Design Wales – professional, affordable web design
Tsohost – domain names & hosting
Zone Alarm – free firewall
Last Pass – password management
Tor – the ultimate tool – The Tor Project


BBC Watchdog – good info.
Ecology Building Society
Money Saving Expert
The Co-op Bank – the ethical bank
Sola Lighting

Music / Entertainment

District Club – great local bands!
Climbing Trees – next big thing!
Huw M – singer / songwriter
Tom Jones – official website
Pontypridd Male Voice Choir
Stereophonics – Cwmaman boys
No Devotion – Ponty rock band


Wales Trails – loop Wales!
Land’s End – John o’ Groats
Heritage Trail – RCT
Mountain Biking Wales
Walking Britain
British Mountaineering web site

Politics / Local government

They Work For You – Ponty MP
RCT Council
Contacts for RCT
Immigration Facts – UK
The Onion – very funny US site
Free Speech Union

Religion or Not

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Pantheism – there can be only one!
The God Delusion – Buy the book!
Buddhism – almost makes sense
Camp Quest


T-shirt shop – quality Welsh wear
Buy books on Ponty
Green Shopping
The Green Shop
Ecotopia – loads of stuff!


Ponty Rugby
Lynn Howells – book
JD Sports – shop
Treforest FC

Travel / Overseas

Emigrate to NZ
High Places – climbing and walking
Lonely Planet – Wales profile


Wales Trails
Welsh Coal Mines
National Library of Wales
Pit Ponies
The Celts
Twmbarlwm Society

4 Responses

  1. David Richards says:

    Dear Pontypridd Town Official

    My name is David Richards and I am researching my family tree. I am wondering if you could let me know the cemeteries in the near area. I am not having much success in obtaining a list. I am planning on a visit to the area in Sept of this year. Below is a copy of the census from 1901. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    David Richards

    Name John Richards
    Event Type Census
    Event Date 31 Mar 1901
    Event Place Eglwysilan, Glamorganshire, Wales
    County Glamorganshire
    Civil Parish Eglwysilan
    Ecclesiastical Parish St Martins
    Sub-District Eglwysilan
    Registration District Pontypridd
    Residence Note Castle Street
    Gender Male
    Age 54
    Relationship to Head of Household Head
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1847
    Birthplace Pontypridd, Glamorganshire
    Schedule Type 154
    Page Number 23

    • Sandy says:

      Did you receive a reply to your inquiry of January 26th?
      I too am wanting to locate ancestors in a cemetery in Pontypridd.
      A librarian from Yeovil, a few years ago, told me there is a large cemetery in Treorchy.
      She said the Pontypridd Library holds burial records and was able to locate her great grandfather’s grave.
      I have not yet pursued this lead.
      Good luck in your search!

  2. Malcolm Milns says:

    Hello,my name is Malcolm Milns,I live in Bridlington,East Yorkshire,where at the moment I am the deputy Mayor,and a Town councillor,I am also an East Yorkshire County Councillor. I am seeking to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster by being in the town on the appropiate day.This is because the disaster happened on 21/10/1966,which was my 20th birthday,the 50th, anniversary will be my 70th.I have marked the day every year since on my birthday,this year I feel I should be in Aberfan itself. My wife Thelma and I have one daughter.,who was born in Wales,in Bangor,she now lives in Newport and works for Torfaen Council. All I wish to know is, whatever is taking place to mark the anniversary,would we be able to be involved in any way, we shall in any event be staying locally at the time,it means an awful lot to me. Thank-you.

  3. JohnB says:

    Great selection of links 🙂

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