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Rhymney (Welsh: Rhymni) is a town located in the county borough of Caerphilly, traditional county of Monmouthshire, south Wales, United Kingdom. The place was well known for its neighboring coal mines, which used to employ almost the entire population, in the beginning of the 20th century.

It is also famous due to a poem by Idris Davies called "Bells of Rhymney", about a serious coal mine accident that happened there. Later, Pete Seeger composed a song, and turned the poem into the lyrics of the music, which was later notably recorded by The Byrds, as well as by Robyn Hitchcock and other musicians.

The history of Rhymney is described quite eloquently in Rhymney Memories, a book by Dr Thomas Jones CH, who was born there and whose daughter, the Labour politician Eirene White was later granted the title Baroness White of Rhymney.

    Bells of Rhymney - Idris Davies
    Oh what will you give me?
    Say the sad bells of Rhymney.
    Is there hope for the future?
    Cry the brown bells of Merthyr.
    Who made the mine owner?
    Say the black bells of Rhondda.
    And who robbed the miner?
    Cry the grim bells of Blaina.

    They will plunder will-nilly,
    Cry the bells of Caerphilly.
    They have fangs, they have teeth,
    Shout the loud bells of Neath.
    Even God is uneasy,
    Say the moist bells of Swansea.
    And what will you give me?
    Say the sad bells of Rhymney.

    Throw the vandals in court,
    Say the bells of Newport.
    All will be well if, if, if,
    Cry the green bells of Cardiff.
    Why so worried, sisters why?
    Sang the silver bells of Wye.
    And what will you give me?
    Say the sad bells of Rhymney?"


 Trains in Rhymney: Rhymney is on the Rhymney Line


 Libraries in Rhymney:
 Rhymney Library
       Victoria Road
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP22 5NU
 01685 840606
 Mon 9.30am-1.00pm 2.00pm-5.30pm
       Tue 9.30am-1.00pm 2.00pm-6.00pm
       Wed 9.30am-1.00pm 2.00pm-6.00pm
       Thur 9.30am-1.00pm 2.00pm-5.00pm
       Fri 9.30am-1.00pm 2.00pm-7.00pm


 Golf in Rhymney:
 Tredegar & Rhymney Golf Club
       Cwmtysswg
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP22 3BQ
 01685 840743


 Rugby in Rhymney:
 Rhymney RFC

 New Rhymney Rugby Club
       High Street
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Gwent
       NP22 5NB
 01685 840360


 Pubs/Bars in Rhymney:
 Farmers Arms
       Brewery Row
       Rhymney
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP22 5EZ
 01685 846257

 Mclaren Arms
       Walter Street
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP22 5AQ
 01685 841319

 The Pen-Y-Waun Inn
       Upper High Street
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP22 5BU
 01685 840557

 The Puddlers Arms
       Moriah Street
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP22 5LD
 01685 841831

 The Royal
       High Street
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP22 5NB
 01685 840506

 The Windsor Arms
       Middle Row
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP22 5QJ
 01685 841093

 Tredegar Arms
       Hill Street
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP22 5JP
 01685 841878


 Hotels in Rhymney:
 The Rhymney House Hotel
       Rhymney Bridge
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Gwent
       NP22 5QG
 01685 844040


 Cafes in Rhymney:
 Hunger Buster
       23 Upper High Street
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Gwent
       NP22 5BS
 01685 844448


 Take Aways in Rhymney:
 The Royal Fish Bar (Fish and Chips)
       77 High Street
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Gwent
       NP22 5NB
 01685 841192


 Other in Rhymney:
 Castle Club
       Colenso Terrace
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Gwent
       NP22 5NQ
 01685 840527

 Rhymney Social Club
       39 High Street
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Gwent
       NP22 5LP
 01685 844644

 The Royal British Legion
       Heol-Y-Twyn
       Rhymney
       Tredegar
       Gwent
       NP22 5DW
 01685 844458



 

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