Abercanaid is situated in the county of Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. The small village lies in the valley of the River Taff some 2.5 miles south of Merthyr Tydfil and a similar distance north of Troedyrhiw. Many pass by Abercanaid while walking the Taff Trail which runs through the village. The village made its name in the coal and iron revolution of the 1800s, as a woman from the town was the first person to ever export coal.
Lucy Thomas's husband died soon after opening a mine in 1828, and Lucy decided that she would continue on with it, with the help of their son William. She also opened several other mines in the area, such as the Lucy Drift. ....
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