The ‘Childhood Trail’ will take you around the town
of Taibach where Richard lived throughout his childhood and teenage
years. Passing the houses where he lived and the shops, park and
library in which he frequented, you will get the sense of his local
roots in which he was very proud. An unpublished poem written by
Richard is featured within a dedicated flowerbed in Talbot Memorial
Park. Video interpretation created by
Dyffryn Comprehensive School pupils is accessible through QR code
links along the trail.
Distance: 1.5 miles / 2.5km
Start: Talbot Memorial Park
Allow: 40 minutes for the complete walk
Please note there are no public car parks near
Talbot Memorial Park. Street parking is available in the
surrounding streets; please do not block driveways or lane
Points of Interest:
- Richard Burton Memorial Flowerbed in Talbot Memorial
- Taibach Library.
- Filco supermarket, previously Taibach Co-operative Wholesale
- Smyrna Baptist Chapel, previously Noddfa Welsh Congregational
- Taibach Rugby Club.
- Gibeon Welsh Congregational Chapel.
- Eastern Primary school.
- Caradoc Street.
- Connaught Street.
- Dyffryn Lower Comprehensive School.
The Richard Burton
trails leaflet contains maps and directions on how to
follow the two Richard Burton trails.
join the Trail
Directions to Talbot Memorial Park
Exit the M4 (J40), on the roundabout follow the direction of
Port Talbot. Take the first turning left; you are now on Park
Lane (North of Talbot Memorial Park) where street parking is
available. From there, you can then take the first right onto
Theodore Road, follow the road to the end where further street
parking is available.
Buses go to Talbot Memorial Park. For public
transport information call 0871 200 22 33 or visit http://www.travelinecymru.info/
Information is also available from http://www.baytrans.org.uk/