Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Blackwood & Around Through Time

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Author: Ewart B. Smith

Looking at the local place names leaves no doubt that Blackwood and its environs were, at one time, 100 per cent Welsh. Situated within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire, now Caerphilly, the advent of the iron and coal industry at the head of the valley changed all that; but more important, perhaps, was the construction of the Sirhowy Tramroad, linking Tredegar with Newport. The area originally called Coed Duon soon became known as Blackwood. It was a centre of Chartist organisation in the 1830s and the Newport Rising was planned here. The decline of the mining industry in the twentieth century reduced the population of the area and several rejuvenation schemes have now restored the pictorial landscape to its former glory, although there is still evidence of this former industry.

Book ISBN 9781445633084

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 21 Nov 2013

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 180

£14.99

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