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West Glamorgan Villages covers the villages of the new counties of Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and the City and County of Swansea, from former mining valleys to the coastal plain and the beautiful Gower peninsular. 149 villages are covered ...

Author: Geoffrey Davies

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850589828

Category: Villages

Page: 160

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West Glamorgan Villages covers the villages of the new counties of Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and the City and County of Swansea, from former mining valleys to the coastal plain and the beautiful Gower peninsular. 149 villages are covered in the book. Each village is described highlighting features of interest whether it be history, legend, or personalities. The stories of the villages reflect the changes that have occurred over the years and the transient nature of civilization. Rural communities have seen their villages change into commuter suburbs. The industrial revolution saw deserted green valleys develop into thriving communities that are now seeking reasons for their continuing existence. Every age, whether it be Neolithic, Bronze, Iron, Roman, Celtic Christianity, Norman or Industrial, has left its mark on the area. From the earliest known human in Britain to coal mines and heavy metal industry, from Norman castle to non-conformist chapel the story is to be found in these villages.
2013 By Geoffrey Davies

The Five Hundred Villages that Made the Countryside Clive Aslet. man into a beetle, apparently walking, when seen from the ... eight miles away, to be known as Little Huddersfield. COED DARCY WEST GLAMORGAN A village (urban) in the making.

Author: Clive Aslet

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608196722

Category: Travel

Page: 672

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Britain's villages are world famous for their loveliness and idiosyncratic charm. Each village is different; travel across the country and you will unearth a joyous variety, from straggly Leintwardine in Herefordshire to BBC-film-perfect Askrigg in Yorkshire to higgledy-piggledy tourist hub Polperro in Cornwall to Miserden in Gloucestershire, with its staggeringly beautiful gardens, to Pittenweemin Fife, still eking a living from fishing, to the warring villages of Donhead St. Mary and Donhead St. Andrew in Wiltshire. History and architecture account for some differences-the memorials in churches, the details of door frames and chimney stacks-but there are also differences of spirit, and in how life is lived there today. What are the thriving local businesses? What are they selling in the shops-or are there shops at all? What are the traditions, old or invented? Who are the people who make these communities work? In this captivating volume, Clive Aslet draws on thirty years of travel in the countryside working for Britain's Country Life magazine to give us a living, personal, and opinionated history of five hundred of Britain's most beautiful and vibrant villages. Meticulously researched and drawing from conversations with local residents, publicans, and vicars, this book is both an indispensable gazetteer for anyone planning to tour the countryside and a portrait of rural Britain in a time of change.
2011-08-15 By Clive Aslet

PRIMARY. SCHOOL. West. Glamorgan. Alan. Evans,. Peter. Weavers. and. Glyn. John. Blaengwrach is typical of many of the villages of South Wales. Once it was a thriving community almost entirely dependent on coal-mining and iron-smelting.

Author: Paul Hamlyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134780051

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Success Against the Odds is an exciting book about effective schools in disadvantaged areas, written for a wide audience. The findings will be invaluable to headteachers, teachers, governors in all schools, and will also be of great interest to parents and indeed all those who are concerned about the future of our schools and our children. The best-selling report of the National Commission on Education, Learning to Succeed, published in 1993, achieved widespread attention, acclaim and influence. Success Against the Odds will do the same. This powerful new book picks up one of the key themes of its predecessor, namely how schools in disadvantaged areas can not only be particularly effective but can continue to improve. A dozen teams have undertaken to investigate a school which can be described as `succeeding against the odds'. Each team includes: * a leading educationalist, providing knowledge about effective teaching and learning and expertise in school improvement; * someone from the business world, offering a fresh insight into the successful management of the school as an organisation, and its interaction with the world of work; * someone working in the regeneration of deprived areas, providing a perspective that places education not in isolation, but as an interdependent part of the life of a local community The teams have visited a range of successful schools in disadvantaged areas to identify and analyse the key features of their effectiveness, or of their improvement. The schools between them cover a broad spectrum: primary, secondary and special; inner city, town and rural; local education authority maintained, voluntary and grant-maintained. What all the schools have in common is proven experience of overcoming difficult circumstances. In the case of each school, in-depth investigations of the life and work of the school have taken place, and the teams have attempted to explain the success of these schools. Some are detailed accounts of the life and work of the school, drawing on the views of pupils, parents and teachers to show what lies behind the consistent effectiveness of the school. Others are stories of schools that were 'turned round' from being failing schools to being schools on a long-term improvement path. In the concluding chapter, the National Commission on Education show that all schools have lessons to learn from these schools.
2003-10-04 By Paul Hamlyn

Peterston - super - Ely ( 389 ) , a village in the Vale of Glamorgan , six miles west of Cardiff , where are a few fragments of a castle . ( p . 32. ) Pontardulais , a village in the Loughor valley , the centre of a busy district ...

Author: Joseph Henry Wade

Publisher: CUP Archive



Page: 214

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Excerpt from Glamorganshire My thanks are also due to Professor G. W. Wade and Dr C. T. Vachell fer kindly reading the proofs. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
2018-02-07 By Joseph Henry Wade

Llansantffraid - ym - Mechain ( hlan - sant - FREID - uhmFormerly in Mid GLAMORGAN , abolished 1996 . Llanos , Sierra de los ( YAH - nos , see - YER - rah dai los ) , ME - hein ) , village ( 2001 ...

Author: Saul Bernard Cohen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231145543

Category: Reference

Page: 4390

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A geographical encyclopedia of world place names contains alphabetized entries with detailed statistics on location, name pronunciation, topography, history, and economic and cultural points of interest.

The element -ton was no doubt extracted from the early medieval English names of the heavily anglicised Pembrokeshire and south Carmarthenshire coast adjacent to west Glamorgan and used analogically . The word village is rarely found as ...

Author: Richard M. Hogg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521264774

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 783

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The volumes of The Cambridge history of the English language reflect the spread of English from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon England to its current role as a multifaceted global language that dominates international communication in the 21st century.
1992 By Richard M. Hogg

... cottages in or near the villages. This latter trend, however, should not be exaggerated, for at the close of the century, with the major exception of the Vale of Glamorgan, village life was said to be ...

Author: David W. Howell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317266693

Category: History

Page: 208

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First published in 1977. Essentially an economic history with strong emphasis on human factors, this title examines the reasons for the backwardness of much of the farming of Wales and discusses in detail how agricultural resources and organisation directly affected the nature of social relationships within the community. This study will be of central importance to students of the history of Wales. It should appeal equally to those interested in the economic history of late modern Britain; students of nineteenth-century British Agriculture and the rural community; historical geographers; and all those concerned with peasants and peasant societies.
2016-07-01 By David W. Howell

a . Mynydd Bychan , Llysworney , Glam .; a lowland farm in the Vale of Glamorgan ( after Savory , 1955 ) . b . Barry , Glam .; an excavated three - roomed house within an existing village ( after Thomas ) . c .

Author: Maurice Warwick Beresford

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: WISC:89035116904

Category: History

Page: 340

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They studied the symptoms and complications as well as the effect of immunisation on those affected in the county of West Glamorgan (pop. 360,000). There was a lot of social deprivation in this area and the vaccine acceptance rate there ...

Author: Douglas Jenkinson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030454852

Category: Medical

Page: 158

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Outbreak in the Village is a fascinating account of the personal and professional journey of Dr. Doug Jenkinson, physician and researcher. Over the course of four decades in practice, Jenkinson traces the reemergence of whooping cough in the developed world, using his practice in the idyllic English countryside as a clinical control group. Keeping meticulous notes and indulging an itch to investigate, he explores one of history's most enigmatic and pervasive diseases. Jenkinson relates the tale of his life's work amid winsome anecdotes, relevant history, and practical advice. Told in an amiable, engaging voice with an expert balance of levity and earnestness, this story will charm casual readers interested in medical history and memoir, as well as doctors and researchers who identify with the experiences and may benefit from the research and techniques employed. Readers will find themselves in the examination room beside Jenkinson as the investigation unfolds, learning about the nature of the illness and the sweeping detrimental effects of an anti-vaccination campaign. An intriguing memoir about a mysterious illness, a public health failure, and one doctor's quest for clarity, Outbreak in the Village is a tale of perseverance and objectivity sure to delight and inform.
2020-09-02 By Douglas Jenkinson

This Flemish link is intriguing—there is also a place called Flemingston further west in Glamorgan—as it is well documented that the new Anglo-Norman lords employed Flemings to colonize their newly acquired estates in both Pembrokeshire ...

Author: Stephen Rippon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199203826

Category: History

Page: 323

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The varied character of Britain's countryside and towns provides communities with a strong sense of local identity. One of the most significant features of the southern British landscape is the way that its character differs from region to region, with compact villages in the Midlands contrasting with the sprawling hamlets of East Anglia and isolated farmsteads of Devon. Even more remarkable is the very 'English' feel of the landscape in southern Pembrokeshire, in the far south west of Wales. Hoskins described the English landscape as 'the richest historical record we possess', and in this book Stephen Rippon explores the origins of regional variations in landscape character, arguing that while some landscapes date back to the centuries either side of the Norman Conquest, other areas across southern Britain underwent a profound change around the 8th century AD.
2008-11-27 By Stephen Rippon

10 Miles 0 8 16 Km pronounced [ta:d] in most of South Wales, but [ta:d] in east Glamorgan; the word for the Welsh ... The [5:] variant is not heard in areas to the west of the village, nor even in the next village down the valley, ...

Author: Jennifer Coates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317901945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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This collection of essays presents a picture of research on women and language in Britain. The contributors cover a range of British speech communities, linguistic events and settings using approaches from sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.
2014-09-19 By Jennifer Coates

... at Newport he observed that he heard as much Welsh as English.33 Even at the end of the nineteenth century, most towns in north and west Wales were Welsh. The language also regained territory in places such as the Vale of Glamorgan.

Author: Martyn Ford

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445658940

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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A history of the Welsh language from the early medieval period to the present day, looking at its central role in Welsh identity with reference to the political relationship between Wales and England.
2016-06-15 By Martyn Ford

These small pit villages were closely integrated with the surrounding pastoral farming economy - indeed ... Pembrokeshire , Cardiganshire and Brecknockshire - and from the Vale of Glamorgan itself , but some came from the neighbouring ...

Author: F. M. L. Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521438160

Category: History

Page: 608

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Now in paperback, a three volume thematic interpretation of the development of modern British society from 1750.

... P.A., 'Holworth medieval village', Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, ... Glamorgan volume III: medieual secular monuments part II: non-defensive (London, 1982) RCHME, West Cambridgeshire (London, ...

Author: Christopher Dyer

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 9781907396328

Category: History

Page: 160

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Assembling leading experts on the subject, this account explores the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of thousands of villages and smaller settlements in England and Wales between 1340 and 1750. By revisiting the deserted villages, this breakthrough study addresses questions that have plagued archaeologists, geographers, and historians since the 1940s--including why they were deserted, why some villages survived while others were abandoned, and who was responsible for their desertion--offering a series of exciting insights into the fate of these fascinating sites.

Those streets that connect them, running east to west, tend to be short and on a steep – sometimes very steep ... These pit villages are not places like the towns of Breconshire to the north, or those of the Vale of Glamorgan to the ...

Author: Huw Lewis

Publisher: Parthian Books

ISBN: 9781912109876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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'A thoughtful and passionate memoir, moving and respectful' Tessa Hadley Huw Lewis was born in Merthyr in 1964. His father an engineer at the Hoover factory, his mother first a housewife then a nurse. He has two older sisters and a younger brother, they were all brought up in the village of Aberfan in south Wales. To Hear the Skylark's Song is a memoir about how Aberfan survived and eventually thrived after the terrible disaster of the 21st of October 1966, when Pantglas school took the full force of thousands of tons of colliery waste and a community lost a generation of children. It is a story about how people held a community together and created a space for each other to thrive. It is also a wonderfully thoughtful and insightful story of what it was like to grow up in a Valley’s community in the 70s: a thriving place of people, shops, clubs, chapel concerts, coal mines, interwoven with gossip and stories and, of course, the annual bus trip to Barry Island. Aberfan found a way to carry on, and Huw vividly brings to life how the sense of community provided strength and comfort in the shadow of a lifetime-long grief. A community that continues to innovate and inspire.
2017-07-01 By Huw Lewis

SOME DISTINCTIVE BRITISH INDUSTRIAL VILLAGES VILLAGES OF OR MOST OF THE Middle Ages , only ... 1800 Morriston West Glamorgan Housing for coal miners and copper workers associated with the Morris colliery ; c .

Author: Richard Muir

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: NWU:35556036989655

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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What constitutes a village? What is the significance of the maypole? What was the true purpose of a village green? What is a moot hall? What is the origin of lich-gates? What was the real role of a yeoman? Why have whole villages disappeared over the centuries? This book reveals the answers and provides all the tools a village detective will need. Village history, points out the author, is embedded in the village landscape. Arranged thematically, chapters cover ancient villages; the village green (including maypoles, pubs, and ponds); the village church; cottages and farmsteads; architecture (including lock-ups and market crosses); village casualties; fishing villages; and villages of the modern era. Drawing on dozens of real villages as examples, the author matches up popular images and perceptions with the realities of old village life and history. Illustrating his theories with photographs, maps, and drawings, he shows how amateur enthusiasts can pursue local village history with fascinating results.
2007 By Richard Muir

Author: Keith Tucker


ISBN: 095243380X

Category: Cadoxton Region (Wales)

Page: 255

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1994 By Keith Tucker

In 1981–1999 , ranking all 55 electoral wards in the County of West Glamorgan , both villages lay in the five most deprived wards ( measured by Townsend Index ) .

Author: Roger Jones (Prof.)


ISBN: 0198567839

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 1324

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124 ) its settlement pattern differs in so far as the Yorkshire villages , such as Whitby , nestle in every bay and creek because they are fishing centres . The Vale of Glamorgan villages , however , turn their backs on the sea and are ...

Author: J. B. Whittow

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: UOM:39015051236811

Category: Nature

Page: 478

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1992 By J. B. Whittow

The village , which west by that of Carew , north by Jeffreston , north- contains several neat cottages ... The of NEATH , county of GLAMORGAN , SOUTH Wales , church , dedicated to St. George , is an ancient struc7 miles ( N. E. by E. ) ...

Author: Samuel Lewis


ISBN: WISC:89101371821

Category: Wales


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1843 By Samuel Lewis

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