Live, work or visit Pontypridd. We have gifts with an exclusive Pontypridd design to share with friends or family or keep for yourself. Ponty fans from all over will appreciate these homely keepsakes, from Tonypandy, South Wales to Sydney, New South Wales. Whether you’ve moved just up the road to Porth or flown further afield, Pontypridd has a special place in many hearts.
Handmade mugs individually printed in the UK with the image of Pontypridd’s iconic old bridge.
Large high quality printed tea towel made from 100% cotton with the bespoke design available in three different colours.
Pontypridd greetings cards and postcards printed in the UK. With one of Pontypridd’s most iconic images, the William Edwards Bridge or Old Bridge, which was built in the 18th century and the Victoria Bridge, which carries traffic across the Taff, just behind.
Notebooks produced in the UK available in three colours with the image of Pontypridd.
Drinks coasters and fridge markets available in three colours baring the iconic image of Pontypridd’s ‘Old Bridge’. The perfect souvenir or gift for someone visiting the town.
100% polyester bags with an exclusive Pontypridd design. Ethically produced and printed in the UK. A lovely way to remember your time in South Wales.
About the image
This modern image of Pontypridd shows two bridges spanning the famous River Taff at the top of town. Many people assume that the name Pontypridd comes from one of these bridges but this is not strictly true.
The original name of Pont-y-tŷ-pridd (Bridge of the earthen house, in English) predates any currently existing bridge. However, around the time that William Edwards was commissioned to design a stone arch bridge, the area became renamed NewBridge after this iconic bridge, today known as the ‘Old Bridge’. About a century later, NewBridge became Pontypridd, although William Edwards’ bridge remains synonymous with the town.
The second bridge, the Victoria Bridge, which stands just behind the Old Bridge, was built about the same time that Pontypridd took this new name. It is a busy carriageway connecting traffic either side of the river named after Queen Victoria.
The William Edwards bridge, also known as ‘The Pontypridd Bridge’, ‘The Old Bridge’ or in Welsh ‘Yr Hen Bont’, is now a grade I listed structure and is protected as a scheduled ancient monument, making it one of the most iconic and historically important bridges in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area.