support for campaign to reopen taffs well hot spring
In the waters of taffwell near Cardiff, it has proved fashionable at different times in history.
However, due to its so-called healing ability, the well site used for bathing has been out of repair for a long time.
Residents support calls to re-use the waters to attract tourists.
Christine and Rob Murray, who run the taffswell hotel, which opened in the late 19 th century to cater to these tourists, said it was a missed opportunity.
Mrs. Murrell said: \"It looks sad now, and it has a long history.
\"It\'s a line with Bath Spa when you see what they do in Bath and what they do in Wales. . .
\"This is the only hot spring in Wales.
Unfortunately, it was ignored and in poor condition.
Because of the Well, it is called Taffs Well and it is sad to see it.
\"The couple has started a petition that has attracted 200 signatures and will be presented to the Council of Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT)
Early next year, it called for the site to be transformed and reopened as a hot spring.
\"People are talking about regeneration and bringing business into Wales, and there is a major website here that is not invested and ignored,\" she said . \".
The randomized controlled trial announced plans to restore the wealth of the spring in 2005, but the drainage system next to the Taff River proved problematic.
While it is unlikely that visitors will try these waters in the near future, it is hoped that the area will be improved.
A randomized controlled trial spokesperson said: \"preliminary discussions have been held on the renovation of the well in Taffs well Park and a revised landscaping plan has been introduced at the entrance to the well . \".
\"The only works that have occurred so far are around the renewal of the drain outlet/overflow well.
\"The commission said the work cost about £ 25,000, about £ 10,000 more than originally predicted, because\" the location and type of work required are complex \".
\"The drainage problem has been around for several years and now we feel it has been resolved,\" the council said. \"We will look at how we can view the area, and create an attractive feature for oil wells that wish to welcome tourists. \".
Little is known about the early history of the well, but in 1833 books it is called \"sometimes called ffynnon dwym or non-temperature well \".
It is said that a huge flood in 1799 revealed the Roman masonry, which disappeared with the further rise of the Taff River.
It is believed that the well was mainly used by locals until the medium term
18 th century, but its popularity grew with the story of its healing ability.
Its fate disappeared in the 20 th century, but it reopened in the 1930 s and later built a swimming pool next to it with water from the well.
Don luelin was born and raised in the nearby Pentyrch, but learned to swim in the pool as a child, saying: \"Back to my childhood, the local unemployed built a swimming pool with water in the well.
Mr. Llewellyn, president of Pentyrch and regional Local History Society, said: \"where I learned to swim, my contemporaries also learned to swim.
\"Sadly, they did not use the well.
What a wonderful tourist attraction this is.
The old swimming pool is 17 years old, he said. 15. 5m)
Length, 3ft (0. 9m)
Shallow bottom and 5ft (1. 5m)
In the deepest part.
\"Tavswwell is the villain below and used to throw us in --
\"Some of us learned to swim because of this,\" he said with a smile . \".
The pool was filled during redevelopment and landscaping was done1990s.