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Aberdare (Welsh: Aberd‚r) is an industrial town in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff in the traditional county of Glamorgan, in south Wales, situated (as the name implies) at the confluence of the Dar and Cynon rivers. The population at the (1991) census was 31,619. It is 4 miles S.W. of Merthyr Tydfil and 24 from Cardiff. From being, at the beginning of the 19th century, a mere village in an agricultural district, the place grew rapidly in population owing to the abundance of its coal and iron ore, and the population of the whole parish (which was only 1486 in 1801) increased tenfold during the first half of the century. It has since declined, owing to the loss of most of the heavy industry.

Ironworks were established at Llwydcoed and Abernant in 1799 and 1800 respectively, followed by others at Gadlys and Aberaman in 1827 and 1847. These have not been worked since about 1875. Prior to 1836, most of the coal worked in the parish was consumed locally, chiefly in the ironworks, but in that year the working of steam coal for export was begun, pits were sunk in rapid succession, and the coal trade, which after 1875 was the chief support of the town, soon reached huge dimensions. There were also several brickworks and breweries. During the latter half Of the 19th century, considerable public improvements were made to the town, which became, despite its neighbouring collieries, a pleasant place to live. Its institutions included a post-graduate theological college (opened in connection with the Church of England in 1892, until 1907, when it was removed to Llandaff).

Aberdare, with the ecclesiastical parishes of St Fagan's (Trecynon) and Aberaman carved out of the ancient parish, had twelve Anglican churches, one Roman Catholic church (built in 1866 in Monk Street near the site of a cell attached to Penrhys Abbey) and at one time had over fifty Nonconformist chapels. The services in the majority of the chapels were in Welsh. The urban district includes what were once the separate villages of Aberaman, Abernant, Cwmaman, Cwmbach, Cwmdare, Llwydcoed, Penywaun and Trecynon. There are several cairns and the remains of a circular British encampment on the mountain between Aberdare and Merthyr. Hirwaun moor, 4 miles to the N.W. of Aberdare, was according to tradition the scene of a battle at which Rhys ap Tewdwr, prince of Dyfed, was defeated by the allied forces of the Norman Robert Fitzhamon and Iestyn ab Gwrgan, the last prince of Glamorgan.

The Coliseum is Aberdare's main arts venue, containing a 600-seat auditorium and cinema. It was built in 1938 using miners' subscriptions.

For more information see: http://www.aberdareonline.co.uk/


 Trains in Aberdare: Aberdare is on the Merthyr Line


 Bus: Service RL3 supported by Rhondda Cynon Taff Council operates between Aberdare, Trecynon, Penywaun, Hirwaun and Rhigos


 Cinemas in Aberdare:
 Coliseum
       Mount Pleasant Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8NG
 01685 881188

 Concert Halls in Aberdare:
 Coliseum
       Mount Pleasant Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8NG
 01685 881188


 Libraries in Aberdare:
 Aberdare Library
       Green Street
       Aberdare
       CF44 7AG
 01685 880050
 Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
       Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
       Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
       Thur 9:00am-6:00pm
       Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
 Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access


 Museums in Aberdare:
 Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery
       Depot Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8DL
 01685 886729

 Arts/Galleries in Aberdare:
 Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery
       Depot Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8DL
 01685 886729


 Parks/Gardens in Aberdare:
 Dare Valley Country Park
       Visitor Centre
       Dare Valley Country Park
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7RG
 01685 874672


 Golf in Aberdare:
 Aberdare Golf Club
       Club House
       Golf Road
       Aberdare
       Rhondda Cynon Taff
       CF44 0RY
 01685 871188


 Rugby in Aberdare: Aberdare RFC
       Aberdare Rugby Club
       49 Gloucester Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7BP
 01685 871124


 Vets in Aberdare:
 Vaughan Jones Veterinary Practice
       17-18 Dean St
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7BN
 01685 874675


 Pubs/Bars in Aberdare:
 Beehive Inn
       Gadlys Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8BG
 01685 871620

 Bird In Hand Hotel
       Monk Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7PA

 Black Lion Hotel
       Wind Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7LL
 01685 883373

 Bridgend Inn
       Harriet Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8PL
 01685 871340

 The Bush Inn
       Commercial Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7RW

 The Boncyff Public House
       196 Brynmair Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6LS
 01685 876421

 Boot Hotel
       Victoria Square
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7LB,
 01685 871511

 Bute Arms
       Victoria Square
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7LB

 The Cambrian
       60 Seymour Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7BD
 01685 879120

 The Caradog Arms
       Victoria Square
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7LB

 The Conway Inn
       Cardiff Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7DG
 01685 883666

 Corner House Inn
       Corner House Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0YA
       01685 879739

 Crown Inn
       Crown Row
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0AT

 The Duffryn Arms
       Duffryn Row
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0BL

 Edinburgh Castle
       Cardiff Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6YA

 Falcon Inn
       1 Incline Row
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6LU
 01685 873758

 Fforchneol Arms
       Brynmair Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6LS

 Full Moon Hotel
       Cardiff Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7HH

 Full Moon Inn
       Harriet Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8PL

 Gadlys Arms
       Bridge Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8EU
 01685 876055

 General Picton Inn
       134 Cardiff Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6UY
       01685 877556

 Glandover Arms
       98 Gadlys Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8AB,
 01685 872923

 The Globe Inn
       Fforchneol Row
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6HD
 01685 884984

 Golden Post
       Well Place
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0PB

 The Ivy Bush
       Kingsbury Place
       Cwmaman
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6LH

 Kings Head Inn
       Cardiff Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6RD

 Llwyncelyn Inn
       51 Cemetery Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8HT
 01685 872347

 The Mackworth Arms
       25 Gadlys Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8AE
 01685 870702

 The Marquis
       Cardiff Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7EN,
 01685 875822

 The Melbourne Star
       4 Melbourne Buildings
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6BH
 01443 475372

 The Morning Star
       24 Ynysllwyd Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7NW
 01685 871238

 The New Market Tavern
       Market Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7DY
 01685 884414

 The Penylan Inn
       Regent Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6ET

 The Pickled Pepper
       Commercial Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7RW
 01685 882423

 Plough Inn
       Lewis Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6PY
 01685 884880

 Queen Victoria Inn
       Bridge Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0AL
 01685 871795

 The Red Lion Inn
       Church Rd
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 9JR
 01685 811914

 Rhoswenallt Inn
       Werfa
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0YS
 01685 875851

 Rock Inn
       Cardiff Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6RB
       01685 872906

 The Royal Oak
       14 Morgan Row
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0DU

 Tongwyd Fawr Inn
       Dare Rd
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8UB
 01685 870870

 Temple Bar Vaults
       Cardiff Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6UU
 01685 876137

 Whitcombe Inn
       Whitcombe Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7DA
 01685 875106

 White Lion
       Gadlys Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8AE
 01685 871785

 Y Ieuan Ap Iago
       High Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 9SW

 The Ynys Cynon Inn
       Cwmbach Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0PA,
 01685 883846


 Food - Restaurants in Aberdare:
 Amigos (Mexican)
       19 Cross Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7EG
 01685 886999

 Brewsters (British)
       Ffordd Tirwaun
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0AH
 01685 876511

 Come Enjoy (Chinese)
       22 Cardiff Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7DP
 01685 873000

 Gadlys Arms (Seafood)
       26 Bridge Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8EU
 01685 876055

 Gulshan Tandoori Restaurant (Indian)
       42 Canon Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7AP
 01685 871763

 Peking City (Chinese)
       55 Cardiff Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7DL
 01685 884999

 Peppers (British)
       27 Canon Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7AP
 01685 884011

 Saigons's
       35 Canon Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7AP
 01685 883231


 Food - Cafes in Aberdare:
 
Les's Golden Kitchen Ltd

       14-15 Market Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7DY
 01685 882233

 The Hot Pot
       1 Mill Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8NA
 01685 879552

 Servini's Cafe Restaurant
       2 Cardiff Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7DP
 01685 873351

 Truly Scrumptious
       34 Canon Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7AP
 01685 871413


 Food - Take Aways in Aberdare:
 
Aberdare Balti

       48 Gadlys Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8AE
 01685 879635
 
 Aberdare Charcoal Grill
       32 Victoria Square
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7LB
 01685 882801

 Afon Dar (Fish & Chips)
       16 Duke Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7ED
 01685 870518

 Central Fish Bar (Fish & Chips)
       21 Whitcombe Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7AU
 01685 872993

 Chan's (Fish & Chips)
       16 Brodeg
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0HA
 01685 875087

 Fai's Fish Bar
       40 Windsor Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8HH
 01685 875337

 Giovanni's Fish Bar (Fish & Chips)
       65 Cardiff Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7DG
 01685 882799

 Llwydcoed Fish Bar (Fish & Chips)
       1A Exhibition Row
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0YD
 01685 884653

 Lucky Star
       4 Cross Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7EG
 01685 875800

 Loves (Fish & Chips)
       Mount Pleasant
       Trecynon
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8NG
 01685 878567

 Llwydcoed Fish Bar (Fish & Chips)
       1A Exhibition Row
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0YD
 01685 884653

 McDonald's Restaurants Ltd (Fast Food)
       Victoria Square
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7NT
 01685 881051

 Omer Simpsons (Fish & Chips)
       24 Jubilee Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6DD
 01685 886733

 Open Kitchen
       29 Lewis Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6PY
 01685 876660

 Pagoda
       64 Gadlys Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8AD
 01685 874664

 Penywaun Fish Bar (Fish & Chips)
       14 Shopping Centre
       Penywaun
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 9HD
 01685 814022

 Pizza Plus
       34 Commercial Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7RW
 01685 870888

 Regent Food Bar (Fish & Chips)
       22 Canon Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7AP
 01685 878338

 Silver City
       170 Cardiff Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6RB
 01685 872343

 Southern Fried Chicken
       31 Victoria Square
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7LB
 01685 879183

 Spice Hut
       38 Victoria Square
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7LB
 01685 877848

 Vincent Fish Bar (Fish & Chips)
       Tirfounder House
       1 Tirfounder Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 0AU
 01685 873754

 Wan Hoi Ping (Chinese)
       1 Dare Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8UB
 01685 882701


 Taxis in Aberdare:
 Aberdare Cars
       15 Ann St
       Gadlys
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8DU
 01685 886666

 Olympia 24 Hour
       42 Glan Rd
       Gaglys
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8BN
 01685 879090

 Red Dragon
       8 Trefelyn
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8LB
       01685 871177

 Steve's Taxis
       Oakhill Cottage
       East Avenue
       Gadlys
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8AS
 01685 882125

 Swift Taxis
       19 Clive Place
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8PF
 01685 870802

 Valley Cars
       20 Trevor St
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7NL
 01685 883618


 B&Bís/Guesthouses in Aberdare:
 The Falcon Inn
       1 Incline Row
       Godreaman
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6LU
 01685 873758
 [email protected]
 http://www.thefalcon.co.uk

 Ty Andrew
       33 Seymour Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7BL
 01685 876603


 Hotels in Aberdare:
 New Market Tavern
       Market Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7DY
 01685 884414


 Campsites/Carvans in Aberdare:
 Dare Valley Country Park
       Dare Valley Caravan & Camping Site
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7RG
 01685 874672
 01685 882919


 Playgroups/Nurseries in Aberdare:
 Four Seasons Nursery
       48 Dean Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7BN
 01685 874502

 Noahs Ark Nursery
       Noahs Ark
       Alma Street
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8NT
 01685 876416

 Stepping Stones
       Cambrian Lamp Works
       Robertstown Industrial Estate
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 8YY
 01685 884447


 Misc in Aberdare:
 Greenmeadow Riding Centre
       Tir Evan Bach Draws Farm
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7PT
 01685 874961
 
 Aberdare Swimming Pool
       Aberdare Swimming Pool
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 7RP
 01685 874252

 Cue Snooker Club
       Cardiff Road
       Aberdare
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF44 6RB
 01685 883544


Aberdare Choir performing The Rose for Charity


Aberdare (Aberd‚r) - From 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' (1849)
ABERDARE (ABERD¬R), a parish, in the union of Merthyr-Tydvil, upper division of the hundred of Miskin, county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 4 miles (S. W. by W.) from Merthyr-Tydvil, which is the post-town, and 24 (N. W. by N.) from Cardiff, on the road to Neath, over HÓrwaun common; containing, in 1841, 6471 inhabitants, of whom 1322 were in the village. This parish is celebrated as having been the scene of a sanguinary battle in the reign of William Rufus, which is said to have taken place on HÓrwaun common, about two miles north of the village, between the forces of Rhŷs ab Tewdwr, Prince of South Wales, and those of Iestyn ab Gwrgan, aided by a body of Norman adventurers under the command of Robert Fitz-Hamon. The Norman leader, after having gained a signal victory over Rhŷs, who was slain in the contest, turned his arms against Iestyn, and dispossessed him of his territories, the most valuable of which he reserved to himself, and partitioned the remainder among the knights who had attended him in the expedition. A further notice of this battle is given under the head of Penderin, which parish includes part of HÓrwaun common.

The village or town is situated on the banks of the river D‚r, near its confluence with the Cynon, in the delightful mountain-vale of Cynon. This vale is remarkable for its scenery, being equally characterised by features of beauty and of grandeur. Its majestic groves of oak and fir, alternating with fruitful corn-fields and luxuriant meadows, are finely contrasted with precipitous and barren rocks, and enlivened by the bold sweep of the river, which in some of its windings appears to be hemmed in on every side by lofty and sterile mountains. The parish is situated near the northern extremity of the county, in which direction it is bounded by Brecknockshire; it has the parish of Llanwonno on the south, that of Merthyr-Tydvil on the east, and the parish of Ystraddyvodog on the west. There are several beautiful mansions, contributing in no small degree, together with their respective gardens and grounds, to the imposing effect produced by the delightful scenery of the locality. Among these the principal are, Duffryn, at the distance of four miles south of the village; Aberamman, at the distance of two miles from the village in the same direction; Gadlys; and Abernant. Aberamman, the seat of the late Anthony Bacon, Esq., of Benham, in the county of Berks, was for centuries the residence of the family of Matthews. Duffryn was the birthplace and the residence of Ieuan ddu ab Davydd ab Owain, an eminent poet, who flourished about the middle of the fifteenth century, and was a munificent patron of the bards: the estate came to his descendants, who, by the usual transition of names, were called Jones; it was purchased from them by William Bruce, Esq., in the year 1748, and is now the property of his grandson, J. B. Bruce Pryce, Esq., of St. Nicholas, near Cardiff.

The parish abounds with coal and iron-ore, the working of which, though it has materially defaced the beauty of the neighbourhood, which was previously distinguished as a place of enviable retirement, has added vastly to its wealth and the number of its inhabitants. About fifteen or twenty years ago, there appear to have been iron-works at Llwydcoed, Abernant, and Gadlys, the last not in operation, but the two others producing some thousands of tons of iron annually. The works at Gadlys were afterwards recommenced, and early in the year 1847 there were eight blast furnaces in operation in the parish, six of them belonging to Messrs. Thompson & Co., who have other works at Merthyr-Tydvil. In the spring of that year, Mr. Crawshay Bailey commenced some large iron-works at Aberamman; so that Aberdare now ranks as one of the most important seats of the iron trade, with a prospect of ultimately becoming a second Merthyr. According to a statement published in 1847, the parish contains the following principal hamlets, namely, Cwmbach, with a population at that time of 2700 persons, employed in collieries; Aberamman, with a population of 1200, but expected, on the completion of Mr. Bailey's four furnaces, then in course of erection, and on the opening of his mines of iron and coal, and Mr. Powell's large colliery, to contain above 5000; Hoel-y-felin, containing 1200 persons; and Llwydcoed, containing about 960. These two lastnamed places are situated near each other, and the inhabitants are of a miscellaneous character, but principally miners, colliers, firemen, and labourers attached to the Aberdare works and Gadlys works. The Aberdare canal, which is seven miles in length, communicates with the Glamorganshire canal, and, by means of a tramroad, with the extensive works at HÓrwaun, in the county of Brecknock, affording a facility of conveyance by which part of the produce of this mineral district is sent to the port of Cardiff, where it is shipped to various parts of the kingdom. The canal commences within three quarters of a mile of the village; and a tramroad, two miles in length, extends from it to the works at Llwydcoed and Abernant. The Aberdare railway, opened in August, 1846, proceeds nearly parallel with the canal, to Navigation, where it joins the T‚f-Vale railway from Merthyr to Cardiff. Immense quantities of mineral produce are conveyed by it for shipment. It will be connected with the proposed Vale of Neath railway by a short branch from that line; and a railway communication will thus be established with Merthyr, HÓrwaun, Neath, &c.

Aberdare is included within the borough of MerthyrTydvil, to which, by the act 2nd of William IV., cap. 45, passed for "amending the representation of the people in England and Wales," the privilege of returning one member to parliament was granted. The right of election is vested in every male person of full age occupying, as owner, or as tenant under the same landlord, a house or other premises of the clear yearly value of ten pounds, if duly registered as the act directs. The living is a perpetual curacy, endowed with £600 royal bounty, and £1800 parliamentary grant. The patronage formerly belonged to the Vicar of Llantrissent, who receives the vicarial tithes of this parish; but under an agreement made between the late Marquess of Bute and the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, in whose gift the vicarage of Llantrissent is vested, the patronage of Aberdare was transferred to his lordship on his further endowing the incumbency. The net income, previously to the augmentation, was £108; it is now about £260, with a glebe-house. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a small ancient building without a tower or steeple, remarkable only for its rustic simplicity of character, which is in perfect harmony with the surrounding scenery. Here are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Calvinistic Methodists, English and Welsh Wesleyan Methodists, and Unitarians. A National school, capable of accommodating one hundred boys and fifty girls, was built by subscription, on ground given for that purpose by the late Marquess of Bute, and is supported by subscriptions and donations. At HÓrwaun are two schools supported by the workmen employed by Mr. Crawshay in the adjoining county; and Sunday schools, also, are gratuitously conducted in different parts. Four houses in the parish, belonging to the poor, were built in 1724, by Mrs. Elinor Matthews, and endowed by her with a rent-charge of £5 on the farm of Pen Caradoc, in Llanwonno. In the parish are remains of two ancient blomeries, by some writers attributed to the Romans, and by others, with greater probability, to the Britons, before the use of blast furnaces was known: vestiges, also, of a circular British encampment may be distinctly traced. Edward Evan, for many years minister of an Independent congregation in the neighbourhood, an eminent poet and philosopher, to whose efforts for the preservation of the bardic institutions the principality is greatly indebted, was a native of the parish; he died in 1798, on the day appointed for a meeting of the bards of Glamorgan, which he was to have attended. The inhabitants complain, as a singular hardship, that, although the HÓrwaun furnaces of Mr. Crawshay contribute largely to the poor's rate of the parish of Penderin, in the county of Brecknock, in which they are situated, the burthen of the removals and accidents of a large portion of the workmen falls upon the parish of Aberdare, just within the limits of which their cottages are situated.



 

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