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Summer’s Upon us

Scorching Merthyr offers inside...... including 20% off at Nando’s 20% off at Rugger Carpets £5 off at Liberty and much much more....

July 2010 Delivered to more than 21,000 addresses in the Merthyr Tydfil Borough.

10% off the first week’s fees. During the month of July. See ‘Tearaways’ Section

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Welcome to Pocketpad

The Pocketpad Team Directors Lyn Williams & Chris Donegan

Sales Chris Donegan

Inside 9.

Merthyr’s new online sweet shop.

14. Merthyr Self Storage

South Wales’ number one self storage company.

Design & Graphics

18. What’s On

Lyn Williams

What’s happeing in Merthyr this July.

20. Upcoming Movies

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A guide to this month’s movies .

24. Tearaways

Save money on everything from Nandos to new cars.

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S is a local family run online sweet shop based in Merthyr Tydfil selling all your old favourite sweets plus many new lines you never knew existed.

make your dream wedding a reality

We stock hundred’s of sweets including Toffees, Fudge, Mints, Chocolate, Sherbet, Boiled Sweets, Pips, Liquorice, Cough Sweets, Retro and Sugar Free lines - something for all tastes.

Dylan Pritchard, the shop owner, said “We launched the online sweet store in February and the reaction has been amazing. Just the mention of the sweets bring nostalgic memories of childhood flooding back,”

As well as traditional sweets sold by the 100g, we also offer pre-filled Party Bags, Gift Jars, Wedding Favours and Candy Buffet an innovative idea, which offers a new take on wedding favours. We understand that all weddings are personal, and will work with you to create you ideal sweet combination to

One thing that makes us stand out from all other sweet shops is the personal service we bring, all local deliveries are made in person at a time that suits you.

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We also have a great range of gift ideas, ideal for Birthdays, Anniversaries or Thank you Teacher gifts.

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Kebabs - All served with pitta bread and salad Lamb Doner Kebab (Specially prepared lamb roasted on upright spit)

Sml £3.70

Lrg £4.20

X-Lrg £4.70

Lamb Shish Kebab (Lamb cubes cooked on a skewer served with pitta)




Chicken Shish Kebab (Specially prepared cubes cooked on charcoal grill) £4.00



Kofte Kebab (Minced lamb cooked with garlic )




Chicken Doner Kebab (Specially prepared chicken roasted on upright spit)




Lamb Doner Wrap


Chicken Doner Wrap


Mixed Kebab (Kofte, shish and doner kebab)


Chef Special (1 chicken skewer, shaslik, kofte, lamb & chicken doner)


Veggie Kebab (Vegetrain kebab seved with pitta and salad)


Doner Meat & Chips



Mixed Meat & Chips



Mixed Doner



Telephone: 01685 388566 Order Online at:

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Merthyr Self Storage


erthyr Self Storage has been established for many years at Abercanaid Merthyr Tydfil and offers a unique facility for Business, Personal, Leisure, Caravan and Vehicle storage. A friendly professional team of staff will design individual storage packages at competitive rates. Their mission is to provide superior secure storage and excellent customer service. Merthyr Self Storage are members of the SSA (Self Storage Association) & CaSSOA (Caravan Storage Site Owners Association) Silver Award, having been rated as providing an excellent standard of security for the storage industry. The unique storage site is situated with easy access to the A470 at Merthyr Tydfil which leads directly onto the M4 Motorway and can

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be accessed 24hrs a day, 365 days of the year. A professional in-house security team offers 24 hour access control and the latest CCTV technology. Merthyr Self Storage provides safe, secure, easy to use storage units, to business and domestic customers for as long or as short a period as required. You rent your own clean, dry storage unit that is Individually locked and secure.

Why is Merthyr Self Storage different?

All MSS customers have a FREE 24 Hour access including a professional security team on site 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Each customer is provided with a security check by our security team on entry to the site. This provides the customer total control over who

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Storage Solutions at Merthyr Self Storage: Domestic Storage Business Storage Archive Storage Pallet Storage Car Storage Boat Storage Caravan Storage Commercial Storage Furniture Storage Student Self Storage and lots more.....

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enters their storage unit, and the freedom to gain access to their goods whenever required. Merthyr Self Storage pride themselves on a high level of customer care, in every one of the comprehensive list of services available.

To find out more, go to: or call in and have a chat, with no obligation about your business or domestic storage needs with the Merthyr Self Storage staff onsite, they promise to exceed your expectations! We are at: Dragon Parc B,Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil. CF48 1PQ Telephone: 01685 377444 Page 15

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What’s On 01 Jul 2010

The Amigos

Myfanwy Theatre Live music from the Amigos and support band. Box Office: 01685 726000 / 07570670284. Doors open: 7.30pm. Price: £5 8 Jul 2010

Open Mic Night

The Imperial Hotel Poems and pints with Kevin Mills and others. 7.30pm. In association with Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council & Academi. For further information please contact (01685) 725382 or email Price: Free 13 Jul 2010

Tiddly Prom - Berts Farmyard

Dowlais Blast Engine House 1.30pm. It’s a busy day on Bert’s farm with lots of jobs to be done. But, ‘Oh no’, the rain is coming down and the tractor is stuck in a muddy ditch. Even with all his friends helping Bert cannot pull the tractor out of this slippy, slidey hole. Perhaps you and the magic of live music can help them? Bert’s Magical Musical Farmyard is produced by Arts Active. The Tiddly Prom introduces the Proms and the

magic of live music to the youngest possible audience and builds on Arts Active’s ongoing pre-school music. For further details contact 01685 375318 Price: £3 (£2 concessions) 16th-17th Jul 2010

Abertillery Blues Festival

Abertillery Park Once again Abertillery is set to be a another succesful weekend. This years line-up includes: Gregg Wright King King (Featuring Alan Nimmo) Mojo Jim And The Muddy Wulfs Kyla Brox Band Chantel Mcgregor Ten Years After Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters Jr) And The Dirty Aces Mike Markey And Nick Jones 30th Jul 2010

R.O.C.K Night Live

Rock Church Live music from Christian Rock Band Extol, The Daughters and DJ House. Ticketline: 01685 268287. Doors open: 7.00pm. Price: £3

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Upcoming Movies The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Starring: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Directed by: David Slade Rated: 12a As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.

THE KARATE KID Starring: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan Directed by: Harald Zwart Rated: 12a Remake of the 1984 film starring Ralph Macchio. Jaden Smith stars this time round as 12-year-old Dre Parker, who moves from his childhood home in Detroit to Beijing, China with his single mother Sherry (Taraji P. Henson). There he falls victim to the class bully at his new school, Cheng (Zhenwei Wang), after falling for his pretty classmate Mei Ying (Wenwen Han). Friendless and alienated in a strange new culture, Dre finds an unlikely ally in maintenance man and martial arts master

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Mr Han (Jackie Chan), who instructs Dre in the principles of Kung Fu, giving him the skills and confidence he needs to take on the bullies who are making his life a misery.

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Tearaways! MONEY OFF for you...every month! Tear it Out and Take it in!

Pink Pamper


10% off everything

20% off all takeaways until end

Beauty Salon

of September. Nandos’ Merthyr only.

Take Away

140 High Street, Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil Tel: 01685 382198

Rhydycar, Leisure Complex, Merthyr Tydfil

Dog Martin

Formal For You

20% off first time training

20% off suit hire during the

Dog Training

Formal Hire

month of July.

Slip Road, Merthyr Tydfil Tel: 07815 764134

2 Glebeland Street, Merthyr Tydfil Tel: 01685 722800


Rejuvenating Hands

£40 off any Weddings booked before August 1st.

20% off waxing


Holistic Therapy

Tel: 07984 976793

Telephone Wendy 07707 937 325

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All Vouchers are subject to terms and conditions.

Merthyr Tools & Electrical


Spend £80 or more and get 24 hours free hire of the Rug Doctor

Free registration + 10% off first

Tools & Electrical

Child Care

Pant Industrial Estate 01685 386224

Gurnos, Dowlais 01685 728557

week’s child care

Southern Vauxhall Southern Vauxhall £300 off the new Meriva.


off any advanced payment on Motability contracts.



Pentrebach Road, Merthyr Tydfil 08443 752464

Pentrebach Road, Merthyr Tydfil 08443 752464

Simon Jones Cars



20% off orders over £15.

off any vehicle with or with out p/x. Voucher must be produced before deal is finalised.


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Merthyr Tydfil 01685 389090

Rock Church

Footsteps Nursery

Free Mocha with every visit.

20% off first week’s fees


Child Care

Morgantown, Merthyr Tydfil 07854 374890

Tel: 01443 692222

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FREE Valid until August 31st 2010

CUP OF COFFEE To advertise call: 075 4008 4004

Just pop in with this voucher and sample a free cup of coffee from people who are serious about their coffee... We are sure you’ll be coming back for more! One Cup of coffee for every voucher presented.

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Recommended Businesses Graft Heating All aspects of Heating and Plumbing Domestic & Commercial work undertaken Vaillant Condensing boiler, 7 radiators, thermostatic valves, room thermostat, system cleaner. Supplied and fitted from ÂŁ2,499. 1-2 Day install

Call 01685 359892 / 07976 974833

GTH Roofing

All aspects of Flat Roofs, uPVC, Fascia & Guttering All Leadwork & Chimney Stack Etc. All Grant Work Undertaken General Building, New Extentions Loft Conversions, Industrial Roofing

Tel: 01685 382816 / 07889339282

Merthyr Self Storage 22seven For all your storage needs. Creative Agency Domestic Storage, Business Storage, Archive Storage, Car Storage, Caravan Storage and much much more.

For a a FREE consultation please call us today on: 01685 377444

Web Design, Print Design, Search Engine Optimisation, Marketing. Call for a quote today: 01685 268287

Get your business in the recommended business list today... It won’t cost you the earth and includes a FREE annual premium listing on* To find out more information call us on: 075-4008-4004 *Terms and conditions apply. Page 28

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LL Powles & Sons 01685722723 Martin Howell & Company Islwyn Pugh 01685 722388 01685723586 BTP Associates A & A Maintenance 01685 384375 Six Bells Accountancy Services 01685350913 B P Construction 07816269527 01685373968 E Wayne Pulman Astra Loft Conversion 01685 723475 01685386279 Lima Professional Ltd Albert and Flaherty 01443693470 01685376864 Artisan Aberfan Acupuncture Clinic 01443411654 08451662176 Ainsley Construction Ltd 01685383827 Kelray Building Maintenance Safe and Sound Alarms 01685723821 01685359839 Davies Interiors M & S Security Systems 07964167514 01685389143


Alarms & Security

and Van Hire Architecture & Design Car Practical Car and Van Rental Utopia Design 01685 382312

Beauty Salons

Miss Bliss 01685377155 Natural Health & Beauty Salon 01685721861 Pink Pamper 01685382198 Harlequin Beauty 01685373763 Beauty Box 01685383637 Prestige Beauty Salon 01685722247 Serenity Beauty 07531 352399

Building Services Chris Jones Builders 01685389509 L P Contractors 01685879692 Peter Trotman 01685387739 Mike Wilkes & Son 01685383965 Ace 01685385980 Cornerstone 01685376633 Scrivens Builders 01685389302 Park Property Maintenance 01685371653

01685377273 United Rental Group 02920867084 Enterprise Rent a Car 08002300201

Car Body Repairs T M Few 01685382611 P & R Motors 01443690800 C & G Motors 01443692964 Woodland Garage 01685374354

Car Repair Services M & M Auto Repairs 01685376411 Matthews Jack & Son 01685384558 Budget Commercial 01443693533 Top Gear Auto Services 01443690006 Russell Roberts 01685386858 Riverside 01443690467 Keith’s Motor Repairs 01685383868 Central Garage 01685722820 K & M Robins 01685384264 S & A Motor Services

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01685389200 Motofix 01685722255 Car Care 01685383855 Auto Repairs 01685387786 Paul Hughes 01685382400 Alan Evans 01685376217

Carpenters Nigel’s Door 01443835938 Carpentry Plus 07709278288 Neil Winstone 7983422501 Door to Door 01685872108 Gary Kinsey 07946572183

Chinese Take Away

Hansing 01685723854 Ho Wah 01685388898 Chun Fay 01685389530 Jen Chang Takeaway 01685384121 Noble China 01685384332 The Grawen Chinese Take Away 01685383736 Golden Valley Cantonese 01685387783 Dragon Phoenix Takeaway 01685721188 Choi Shing 01685723286 Golden Crown 01685384121


Merthyr Chiropractic Clinic 01685383368 V James 01685374276 Dyn Parry 08451662176 C Wythen Roberts 01685723480 Spine of Merthyr 01685375944

Computer Repairs Lee’s Computers 01685371174

Curtains and Blinds Bernstein Bros 01685722639 Shaws the Drapers 01685722242 Oriel Blinds and Sons 01685387855 Florida Blinds 01443692866 1st Choice Blinds 01685384454


Smiles Dental Centre 01685722333 J M Croad 01685386854 Hollies Dental Surgery 01685359900 Troedyrhiw Dental Surgery 01443692080 Courtland Dental Centre 01685383388 Cefn Coed Dental Practice 01685723377 Ashraf 01685379501

Driving Instructors

Gareth Rees ADI 01685373895 Mike Thompson SOM 01685375309 Clive’s School of Motoring 01685370373 Welcome School of Motoring 01685377177 Steve’s School of Motoring 01685723782 Sandra James 01685375680 Lewis School of Motoring 01685383088 Drive n Go School of Motoring 01685382132 Alison Jones School of Motoring 01685370469 Scotts School of Motoring 01685370091 Roadcraft Driver Training 01685374082

Electricians Castle Electrics 07796517222

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Sparks Electrics 01685377669

Quick Fix Repair 01495212628

Estate Agents

Guest Houses

Samuels 01685 388998 Peter Alan Ltd 01685722223 Derek Phillips 01685723678 Bairstow Eves 01685388106 Darlows 01685723555 Weathersby Ltd 01443692510

Fencing Services

Davies Bros 01685383635 Phillip Price 01685377080 Price Fencing & Landscaping 01685388622


Flowers & Gifts 01685374141 Ann’s Flowers 01685382823 Arcade Florists 01685723164 J & E Page 01685375221 The Flower Patch 01443690329 Twyn Florist 01685386169 Suzanne’s Florist 01685377057 May Richards 01685722280

Funeral Directors T P Griffiths & Sons 01685723533 Raymond Iles & Sons 01685385538 M Foley 01685723970 Gilbert James 01443690607 D J Protheroe & Sons 01685385842 Alfred James & Sons 01685722284 Caradoc Price 01685723797


Mercury 01685722266 Tricketts 08000260591 Steves Glass 01685371699 Horizon 08081448007

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Llwynon Guest House 01685384384 Penrhadw Farm 01685723481 Brynawel 7791884237 Penylan Guest House 01685723179 Maes Y Coed 01685722246

Hair Dressers

Top to Toe 01685359250 Beehive Hair Consultants 01685383816 Hannah Davies 01685721388 The Hair Lounge 01685722262 Visual Hair Design 01685723293 Toff’s Hair Studio 01685383666 The Cutting Room 01685385008 Roberts 01685371645 River Hair Salon 01685726677 Rios Haircutters 01685383990 Patricia Anns 01685722732 Odyssey Hair Design 01685373330 Uppercut 01685722708 Head Start 01685384213 Vision Hair 01685723278 Hair by Lisa 01685386239 Top Notch 01685373651 NV Hair 01685383819 Elaines 01685722870 Margaret’s 01685385173 Heads 01685385888 Hairport 01685722050 Hair by Pauline 01685385383 Hair by Deborah 01685383091 Ann Marie Jones 01685388403 Cutting Edge

01685377307 Kleen Kutz 01685377441 Taryn’s Mobile Hairdressing 07956207277 Ema’s Mobile Hairdressing 7974737920 Style, Cut and Comb 01685359653 The Hair Precinct 01685373940 Studio 5 01685722186 Ladybirds 01685373155 Geraldines 01685723169 Asylum 01685389695 Val’s Hairdressers 01443690466 Kudos Hair Design 01443699222 Heads of the Valley 01443693563 Blondies 01443692427

Handymen Handyman 08006127083

01685723627 The Castle Hotel 01685386868 Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel 01685379111

Household Removals Tydfil Removals 01685722123 ABC Exchange 01685377059 D M R Removals 01685386117 DJ Removals 01685376241

Internet & Web 22seven 01685 268287

Kebabs and Chicken Best Kebab 01685388566 Sunshine Kebab 01685722926 Merthyr Kebab House 01685721116 Chickenland 01685722915


Grass Roots 01685386875 Valley Gardens 07789708462 Whole Health Therapy Centre Fantasia Gardening 01685386697 01685388168 Web of Light Holistic Therapies SCM Garden Services 01685382565 07877031322 Meredith Landscapes Rejuvenating Hands 01685379976 07707937325 A J Phillips 01685872294

Holistic Therapy Massage

Home Appliance Repair A A Domestics 01685379506 Steve’s Domestics 01685377368 Andrew Clifford 01685373227 Appliance Care 01685871352


Bessemer Hotel 01685350780 The Imperial Hotel 01685722555 Chaplins Hotel 01685387272 The Holly Bush Hotel 01685373281 Travel Lodge 08719846371 Tredegar Arms Hotel 01685377467 Tregenna Hotel


Spec Savers 01685371201 Rayner 01685722652 HJ Aylward 01685723007 Merthyr Optical Centre 01685388384 Darlington Opticians 01685723785

Osteopaths Darius Ridge 01685268073

Painters and Decorators

M.A.K. 01685721484 D J Rees Decorating Services Ltd 01685359159 David Smith 01685382244

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Re Dec Decorating Services 01685370371 WJH Painting 08081556719 Paintbox 01685872064 Mark Tambling 01685722472 Lee Williams 01685723314 J W Hughes 01685350096 DD Decorating 01443473024 Unique Decorators 01685723980


Performance Physiotherapy 01685387875 Merthyr Physiotherapy Clinic 08451662176 Aberfan Physiotherapy Clinic 08451662976 Lynn Parry 02920193107 Douglas Jones 01685386130

Plumbing and Heating

Graft Heating 01685359892 Mr George 01495306390 P Edwards 01443410684 G Davies 01685384101 Plumbing N Heating 07814721290 Plumbing Plus 01685382886 R L Jones 01443690877 Nolan’s Heating C J Regan Heating 01685 375106 Steve Thomas 01685 886394 Plumb Advice Domestic 01685374962 Birchwood UK Ltd 01685 842606 Dowlais Heating

01685376064 MD Heating 01685721548 CRC Heating 01685841833 Plumb Quote 01685841147 Chet Dee Plumbing & Heating 01685384502 Russell Thomas 01685844121



RJM Solicitors 01685373721 JNP Legal 01685350421 The Gwyn George Partnership 01685377035

Taxis & Private Hire

A Klass Minibus 01685377222 ADC Travel 01685373530 A1 Cabs Tiger Tots Day Nursery Limited 01685379977 01443691605 A 2 B Taxis Footsteps 01685374444 01443 692222 A & P Cars Funtazia 01685374326 01685 728557 Phil’s Cars Trinity Day Care Centre 01685389789 01443693777 Keith’s Cars Pili-Pala Bilingual Day Nursery 01685350700 01685722056 Funky Kabs Honey Bunnies Day Nursery 01685383222 Twyn Cars Ltd 01685726116 01685383837 Cylch Meithrin Skyliner Taxis 01685387444 01685388883 Station Cabs J P Swan Roofing 01685376655 01685 359744 Sam’s Taxis Harvey Roofing 01685383636 01685881815 Rees Cabs Williams Roofing 01685386007 01685375588 Rans Taxis GTH Roofing 01685722400 01685382816 1st Choice Cars C Harris Roofing 01685388787 07896695025 Mintax Minicoaches Phelps Roofing 01443690608 01443691911 1st Class Cars 01685373737 First Options Private Hire Creative Signs 01685375323 01685 350101 First Call Taxi and Minibus Hire 01685371234 New Tredegar Skips Eighty Eighty 01685370188 01685388080 R & P Waste Removals Delta Cabs 07857279747 01685383838 Skippys Cefn Taxis 01685375233 01685388388 MIS Skip Hire Cabs 4 You

Pre School Nurserys


Sign Makers Skip Hire

01685389999 Bobs Taxis 01685388666 Victoria Cab 01685382265 1st-1-2-Hire 01685373333


Merthyr’s Tourist Information 01685727474 Cyfarthfa Castle Museum 01685723112 Joseph Parry’s Cottage 01685723112 Ynysfach Engine House 01685382356

TV and Satellite Services Stuart Lewis Systems 01443476380 One Vision Digital 01685789156 Merthyr Satellites 01685389248 Rooftop Aerials 01443450057 Aberfan Aerials 01443693115 Aber Aerials 08081556950

Tyres and Exhausts

ATS Euromaster 01685385872 Kwik Fit 01685371666 Brecon Road Tyres 01685723676 Treads 01685359214 Roadrunner auto services 01685385200 Merthyr Tyre & Exhaust Services 01685377771

Veterinary Services Ash Veterinary Group 01685385117 Victoria Veterinary Practice 01685 387262

Whereas every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the data included in the pocketpad Service Directory, there is the possibility of some information being incorrect. If you don’t see your company/business/service listed here, and you would like it included in the pocketpad Service Directory, then please send your information to, and we will gladly include it in the next issue and the online directory. Similarly, should you not wish to have our company/ business/service listed in the pocketpad Service Directory, just drop us a note at Submit your business/service to:

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