Just out of view is the former Church Tavern and next to it the graveyard of Vaynor Church, where notorious iron-master
Robert Thomson Crawshay is buried.
To add insult to injury, the Establishment even suppressed the Welsh language and resisted with force attempts to curb the power of the coal and iron-masters
who treated its Welsh workers like slaves.
Initially Telford considered replacing the damaged structure with another stone aqueduct, but pressure from the Shropshire iron-masters
, and particularly William Reynolds, led him to think again.
He talks about bringing in low-paid workers from other countries to force down wages - the Victorian iron-masters
would have loved a collaborator like him.
Wales was oppressed by English coal-owners and iron-masters
who raped the country.
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council put forward the Cyfarthfa heritage area, home to iron-masters
Vera writes: The local iron-masters
requested the USA to send an expert on making steel, hence the arrival of Reginald Bosanquet (Esther's husband) to Skinningrove ironworks as general manager.
Merthyr Tydfil was the iron capital of the world and home to iron-masters
Vera writes: "The local iron-masters
requested the USA send an expert on making steel, hence the arrival of Reginald Bosanquet (Esther's husband) to Skinning rove ironworks as general manager.