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Encyclopedia > Brynmawr
Brynmawr
Population 14,722
OS grid reference SO185115
Principal area Blaenau Gwent
Ceremonial county Gwent
Constituent country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EBBW VALE
Postcode district NP23
Dialling code 01495
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
UK Parliament Blaenau Gwent
European Parliament Wales
List of places: UKWalesList of places in Blaenau Gwent

Coordinates: 51°47′46″N 3°10′60″W / 51.79619, -3.1832 Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Gwent is the area of south-easternmost Wales, bordering on the Welsh Marches of southwest England. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping, concerning these countries; thus the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has used the phrase in reference to the parts of former Yugoslavia... This article is about the country. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The NP postcode area, also known as the Newport postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Newport, Wales // The approximate coverage of the postal districts: ^ National Statistics, Postcode Directory Version Notes, (2006) ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004) List of postcode areas in the United Kingdom Categories... +44 redirects here. ... Gwent Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gwent) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the local authority areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen in southeast Wales. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (Welsh Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub De Cymru) is the fire and rescue service covering the ten Welsh principal areas of Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Welsh Ambulance Service (also called the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust or Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gwasanaethau Ambiwlans Cymru) was established on April 1, 1998 and has 2,500 staff providing ambulance and related services to the 2. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Blaenau Gwent is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... Wales is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in Wales Lists of places within principal areas List of places in Anglesey List of places in Blaenau Gwent List of places in Bridgend List of places in Caerphilly List of places in Cardiff List of places in Carmarthenshire List... This is a list of places in the Blaenau Gwent county borough, south Wales. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

See also Bryn Mawr (disambiguation) for other places with this name.

Brynmawr (sometimes hyphenated to Bryn-mawr in Welsh — meaning "big hill") is a market town in south Wales. The town, nestled at the head of the South Wales Valleys, grew during the arrival of the mining and iron industries in the early 1800s . It was originally a small village settlement called Gwaen Helygen. With the expansion of the Nantyglo (meaning stream of coal) Ironworks housing was required for the workers and Brynmawr turned into a prosperous town. Although coal mining has declined, a large mining museum is nearby. Today it has an estimated population of over 14,000 people, very few of whom speak Welsh. Bryn Mawr (Welsh for big hill) may refer to the following places: Brynmawr - a market town in Blaenau Gwent, Wales Bryn Mawr, California Bryn Mawr, Minneapolis - an official neighborhood of the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania - a city in Pennsylvania, USA Bryn Mawr-Skyway, Washington - a census... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... This article is about the country. ... The South Wales Valleys are a number of industrialised valleys in South Wales. ... For the borough in the USA with a similar name, see Nanty-Glo, Pennsylvania. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ...


Although the traditional Saturday market itself has diminished somewhat, the focal point of the town still remains the Market Square with its Market Hall, now a cinema and theatre proudly presenting films and productions from the local amateur operatic society. Around the Market Square, the trading community offers traditional, family oriented shops with a friendly and personal service. It also now has a large Asda supermarket on the old site of the Semtex factory which boosted the town's name and reputation over the last 50 years. Also there a selection of units being built the same site as the Asda store. The site has now been named as 'Lakeside Park'. The shops include Farm Foods, Home Bargains and Peacocks.


Famous people from Brynmawr

Mac Adams (b. ... Adrian Street is a retired professional wrestler. ...

See also

Brynmawr Furniture Makers Ltd was a furniture manufacturing company in Wales. ... Brynmawr, in South Wales suffered greatly from the 1920s through the Great Depression and World War II, when much of its traditional heavy industry disappeared. ...

External links

  • A community website for local residents.
  • Brynmawr Radio website
Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Brynmawr.

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Brynmawr Business (1301 words)
Brynmawr was by now, certainly showing signs of becoming a real town, and the increasing population began to cause problems.
In 1875, Brynmawr's increasing stature was acknowledged by its establishment as a separate ecclesiastical parish consisting of those parts of the parishes of Aberystruth, Llanelli and Llangatwg, which were within the urban area.
The tramroads which ran through Brynmawr had from the earliest days, brought in food produced in the agricultural areas in Breconshire and beyond, but it was from 1880 onwards, that the town really flourished as a trading centre.
A Photo Essay of Brynmawr, Wales (2724 words)
Because of the valiant efforts of those who founded the museum in 2003, Brynmawr's history is being preserved for future generations, and, thanks to the hard work and generosity of many individuals, the museum has managed to amass an impressive and unique collection of treasures from Brynamwr's past.
Some of Brynmawr's earliest mining activity was concentrated here in the hills behind the town, where the earth was "patched" (the top layer of soil removed), and shafts were dug into the sides of the hills to extract coal and iron ore near the surface.
The mining of iron ore and the smelting of iron began near Brynmawr in the early 18th century, and the ruins of the works at Clydach are the closest surviving iron works to the town.
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