The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) are backing a project Vision Fountain are starting a project with Cyfarthfa Castle Museum.

The project provisionally titled “Merthyr’s Black Gold” looks at the importance that coal played in the development of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Merthyr is seen as one of the most important places in the birth of the industrial revolution, with most of the credit going to the iron ore and limestone depostits. This project will investigate the importance coal played. We will be working alongside experts from Cyfathfa Castle Museum and four primary schools in the Merthyr area, where we will hold discussion groups and creative workshops with the children and their relatives.

The project will run until the Autumn when we will hold a community screening at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum.