Richard Burton CBE (10th November 1925 –
5th August 1984) was a multiple award-winning actor. He
was born in Pontrhydyfen, Afan Forest Park. He
lived in Taibach throughout his childhood and teenage years. His
acting career grew from local productions at the YMCA, to London,
The two walking trails,
entitled ‘The Birthplace trail’ and ‘Childhood Trail’ will take you
in Richard’s footsteps around Pontrhydyfen and Taibach. Both trails
include a children’s play area and a scenic picnic spot.
A new leaflet which contains
maps and directions on how to follow the two Richard Burton trails
is available to download or pick up
a copy from Taibach Library, Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre or
Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre & Ponds.
To find out more about
Richard Burton, visit the 'Local memories
of Rich' pages, which provide a fascinating insight into the
young Richard Burton, when he was growing up in the area.