Mountain Ash, 1887

Mountain Ash 1887 Map

Mountain Ash, 1887

 

I will be writing an article on the outbreak of enteric fever that primarily affected Miskin, Mountain Ash in 1887. In the meantime, I thought I would post this map of the area that formed part of the official report by the Medical Officer of the day.

Miskin, as can be seen, is composed of only a few streets at this time, though it was to grow. Joseph Keating, in his autobiography My Struggle For Life, comments that when he returned to the valley in the early 1900s, to his family home in Newtown on the opposite side of the valley, that he was dismayed to look across the valley to find houses where once there were fields.

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