Blaenau Gwent


BLAENAU GWENT

English: Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent. Top of the ...

English: Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent. Top of the former incline above the site of Marine Colliery at Cwm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From 1974 until 1996, the northwestern district in the county of Gwent in southeastern Wales.   It included Abertillery, Tredegar and Ebbw Vale.   In 1996 the Llanelly community tranferred to Monmouthshire, but the rest became a unitary authority as the borough of Blaenau Gwent.

Its name means the heads of the valleys in Gwent and it is also the name of the parliamentary constituency whose most glorious days were spent under the name of Ebbw Vale when Aneuran Bevan was its MP, 1929-60.

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