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Phase Two - Continued

Relief Plaque

Working closely with the landscape architect a seating area was devised that includes a stone plinth and a bronze plaque depicting the lower valley.  The pennant stone seating area offers panoramic views of Aberfan, the lower valley and impressive views to the north and the Brecon Beacons. The plaque depicts the lower section of the trail from Troedyrhiw to Abercynon and makes reference to points of local interest including Merthyr Vale colliery, the taff trail and the surrounding villages.

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Artist: Craig Pearce

Root Sculpture

The stump and root structure of a dead tree has been used as the basis for this sculpture. The sculpture depicts a number of insects with the intention of drawing attention to the variety of insect life that exists in otherwise seemingly dead trees. Mount Pleasant school was invited on a nature walk along the trail to talk to the sculptor, who also gave a talk and sculpture demonstration. Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association and the local authority Biodiversity Officer also attended to offer useful advice and information to the children.

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Artist: Dai Edwards

Community Painting of Pontygwaith Bridge

This picturesque bridge is only a short walk from the Trevithick trail. This painting was created by 12 participants during Adult Learners’ Week 2008. Each person was assigned a specific area of the image and given a separate canvas. Each person painted their image in their own style, once all the canvasses were completed and placed together the overall image of the bridge is revealed.

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Artist: Craig Pearce

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