People’s festival for Merthyr Tydfil?

We’re asking people if they would like a new Summer Heritage Festival in Merthyr Tydfil – a people’s festival that takes Richard Trevithick’s pioneering work on railway steam engines as its theme.

What do you think of the idea?

We’ve asked people if they would like to see a free street festival with music, singing, drama, arts and crafts and ‘Tales of Old Merthyr’ in the town centre.

The answer was ‘YES’.

Several people said: ‘The town needs livening up.’

We are also looking at the possibility of bringing steam traction engines of all sizes to the town centre and to Cyfarthfa Park.

But a Summer Heritage Festival will only come about if we can find local people willing to give up their time to help organise and run it.

And if we can find organisations willing to finance, fund and support a festival.

Merthyr Tydfil Heritage Regeneration Trust is going to continue its work in looking for the backing that will make a new summer festival a reality.

Get in touch with us through this website – go to the ‘Join Us’ page – by sending us your details.

We’ll get back to you to let you know how the campaign is going.

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