Heritage trail for Treorchy cemetery's famous names





Two funeral directors are behind a new heritage trail, highlighting historic figures buried at a cemetery.

Ian and James Reynolds were told about some of the 70,000 graves, ranging from an MP, war hero to a footballer, by their father who worked at Treorchy Cemetery, Rhondda for 65 years.

The trail includes graves or memorials for:

Rhondda's first MP and president of the South Wales Miners Federation, William "Mabon" Abraham, who died in 1922

Henry Lewis, who at the age of 18 fought with the South Wales Borderers against the Zulus in Rorke's Drift.

A family memorial to Blaenrhondda boxer David "Dai" John Bowen, 28, who lost his life on the maiden voyage of Titanic in 1912, while travelling to the USA for matches....


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