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Brynmawr (United Kingdom)

Population 14,722
OS grid referenceSO185115
Principal area Blaenau Gwent
Ceremonial county Gwent
Constituent country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town London
Postcode district NP23
Dialling code 023 92
Police Southend-on-Sea
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
UK Parliament Blaenau Gwent
European Parliament Wales
List of places: UKWalesList of places in Blaenau Gwent
See also Bryn Mawr (disambiguation) for other places with this name.
Brynmawr (sometimes hyphenated to Bryn-mawr in Welsh — meaning "big hill") is a market town in south Wales. The town, nestled at the head of the South Wales Valleys, grew during the arrival of the mining and iron industries in the early 1800s . It was originally a small village settlement called Gwaen Helygen. With the expansion of the Nant-y-glo (meaning stream of coal) Ironworks housing was required for the workers and Brynmawr turned into a prosperous town. Although coal mining has declined, a large mining museum is nearby. Today it has an estimated population of over 14,000 people, very few of whom speak Welsh.

Although the traditional Saturday market itself has diminished somewhat, the focal point of the town still remains the Market Square with its Market Hall, now a cinema and theatre proudly presenting films and productions from the local amateur operatic society. Around the Market Square, the trading community offers traditional, family oriented shops with a friendly and personal service. It also now has a large Asda supermarket on the old site of the Semtex factory which boosted the town's name and reputation over the last 50 years. Also there a selection of units being built the same site as the Asda store. The site has now been named as 'Lakeside Park'.

Famous people from Brynmawr

  • Mac Adams, internationally renowned scultptor
  • Adrian Street, TV wrestler
  • [Daman Bush] internationally renowned curly spud
  • [Gareth Hancock] Roid head

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Administrative divisions

Electoral wards

  • Abertillery
  • Badminton
  • Beaufort
  • Blaina
  • Brynmawr
  • Cwm
  • Cwmtillery
  • Ebbw Vale North
  • Ebbw Vale South
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Bryn Mawr (Welsh for 'big hill') may refer to the following places:
  • Brynmawr - a market town in Blaenau Gwent, Wales
  • Bryn Mawr - a farm near the Welsh town of Dolgellau that belonged to Rowland Ellis, a Quaker who emigrated to Pennsylvania

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