HistoryPoints News

Jan 4, 2020

They came, saw and were conquered

The conquering Roman army had a fort at what's now Penydarren Park in Merthyr Tydfil. More visitors from Italy arrived in 1987 - the superstar footballers of Atalanta BC - but this time they were beaten by the locals. The ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

match ended with a 2-1 win for Merthyr, who had qualified for the European competition by winning the Welsh Cup. For more on the history of Penydarren Park - including its former greyhound track and a giant eisteddfod pavilion which enclosed a living tree - use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the turnstiles or other locations around the park. Or click here