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Brecon

(brĕk`ən) or

Brecknock

(brĕk`nŏk, –nək), town (1981 pop. 7,422), Powys, S Wales, at the junction of the Honddu and Usk rivers. It is a market for the surrounding agricultural and cattle-raising area. Brecon was founded by the Normans c.1091. In the town are fragments of an 11th-century castle; Christ College, founded by Henry VIII in 1542; and the 11th-century priory church of St. John, which became a cathedral in 1923.

Brecon

, Brecknock
1. a town in SE Wales, in Powys: textile and leather industries. Pop.: 7901 (2001)
2. short for Breconshire
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Hosted by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority at the National Park Visitor Centre, Lt Colonel (retd) Mike Lewis, the High Sheriff of Powys, presented the award to Jim Wilson, chairman of the Park Society, who accepted the highly coveted accolade which recognises the vital role the society played in helping the Brecon Beacons National Park gain International Dark Sky Reserve status.
Brecon Beacons Tourism on behalf of the Beacon Beacons Marketing and Coordination Group are looking for a PR company to help us to market the Brecon Beacons National Park as a holiday destination for the next three years although the contract will be renewed yearly because we cannot guarantee funding (more details later in this document).
But - thanks to the generosity of Dan Black - days after the ceremony, Brecon flew to the US for an operation to help him move about without any support.
An MOD spokesman said: "The MoD can con-firm that it is working with Dyfed Powys Police to investigate an incident during a training exercise on the Brecon Beacons on Saturday in which two members of military personnel died.
The MoD can confirm that it is working with Dyfed-Powys Police to investigate an incident during a training exercise on the Brecon Beacons on Saturday in which two members of military personnel died," said the MoD in a statement.
It is recognition that the Brecon Beacons Park Society and National Park Authority have been working towards for two years, helped by support from a number of other organisations, including Dark Sky Wales, the Brecon Beacons Trust, the University of Glamorgan, and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales.
On the last kilometre lap, Jolly slip-streamed Brecon to get ready for the fast finish.
People who live in London see them all the time but they don't come to somewhere like Brecon very often.
Mr Billington, who has been with Brecon for 17 years, is currently taking responsibility for the company's Lean Six Sigma and Operational Excellence initiatives.
There are many interesting museums, castles and family attractions to discover in the Brecon Beacons.
Brecon was always renowned for its strong American contingent, but this year, while the Americans are still coming, the most striking aspect of the programme is the British firepower lined up.
The 32-year-old is the only female among the 45 crew of the Brecon, based at Faslane in Scotland.