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Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil

The South Wales Record Society was established in 1982 and exists to publish a regular series of texts and other works relating to the history of South Wales (mainly Glamorgan and Gwent).

The South Wales Record Society was established in 1982 and exists to publish a regular series of texts and other works relating to the history of South Wales (mainly Glamorgan and Gwent).

The Mari Lwyd or, in Welsh, Y Fari Lwyd, is a New Year custom once prevalent in the valleys of South Wales. Translated, the name means ‘the Grey (or Holy) Mary’ although this is likely a more recent rendering of ‘the Grey Mare’, as the tradition surrounding the Mari Lwyd involves the parading of a horse’s skull.

The Mari Lwyd or, in Welsh, Y Fari Lwyd, is a New Year custom once prevalent in the valleys of South Wales. Translated, the name means ‘the Grey (or Holy) Mary’ although this is likely a more recent rendering of ‘the Grey Mare’, as the tradition surrounding the Mari Lwyd involves the parading of a horse’s skull.

https://flic.kr/p/Ba4Kv | Tewdrig in Sepia | Saint Tewdrig was a 7th century King of Glywysing (Glamorgan) and Gwent in South Wales who was martyred fighting the Anglo-Saxons. Here he is sculpted in wood at Tintern Station

https://flic.kr/p/Ba4Kv | Tewdrig in Sepia | Saint Tewdrig was a 7th century King of Glywysing (Glamorgan) and Gwent in South Wales who was martyred fighting the Anglo-Saxons. Here he is sculpted in wood at Tintern Station

Newport Transporter Bridge - Newport, South Wales, UK - Book Local Traders --> https://SnipTask.com

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South Wales coalfield geology

South Wales coalfield geology

South-east Wales (South Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan and Gwent).  A simple, unstructured wool T form with long sleeves and a simple open front (like a kimono)

South-east Wales (South Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan and Gwent). A simple, unstructured wool T form with long sleeves and a simple open front (like a kimono)

www.welshweddingbagpiper.co.uk Based: Newport, Wales Regions Covered: South Wales including Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Swansea. Experience: Matthew has many years experience playing the bagpipes at various types of events, including weddings, parties, funerals, Burns suppers and corporate events. He has played at the Royal Albert Hall.  www.welshweddingbagpiper.co.uk

www.welshweddingbagpiper.co.uk Based: Newport, Wales Regions Covered: South Wales including Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Swansea. Experience: Matthew has many years experience playing the bagpipes at various types of events, including weddings, parties, funerals, Burns suppers and corporate events. He has played at the Royal Albert Hall. www.welshweddingbagpiper.co.uk

54 retro black and white images which will take you right back to Wales in the 70s - Wales Online

54 fascinating photographs of life in the South Wales Valleys during the 1970s

54 retro black and white images which will take you right back to Wales in the 70s - Wales Online

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