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Ancient History of Nant Llesg | United Valleys Action Group | #SAVENANTLLESG!

January 21, 2016

discordion {Artist Ian Pritchard}

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Twyn y Waun and the Waun Fair (credit: Peter Keohane Dic Penderyn Society – Cymdeithas Dic Penderyn)
 
To the north of Fochriw and above the hamlet of Pant-y-Waun, on the western side of Rhas Las pond, was situated the historic Waun Fair, or Marchard -y-Waun and constituted one of the largest and most active marketing centres in south Wales.. The location is called Twyn-y-Waun.
 

12592693_10209201858022745_5171115434896628871_n the westerners view is entirely blocked by massive overburden mounds of earth removed by opencast and destroying the area forever.

WP_20160120_16_09_52_Pro This photo was taken yesterday. I am looking eastward toward Rhas Las pond across the Nant Llesg Common. Ebbw Vale mountain is in the misty distance

For some time prior to A.D. 1140 there had been a market situated at Twyn y Waun and it was granted its charter in 1140 by…

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