Merthyr Tydfil

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Merthyr Tydfil

(mûr`thər tĭd`vĭl), town (1981 pop. 38,893) and county borough, 43 sq mi (111 sq km), S Wales. Located on the Taff River, the town is connected to Cardiff by canal. It has ironworks and steelworks. After World War II, light industries were stressed to revive the economy. Textiles, clothing, and leather goods are also made. The name Merthyr Tydfil comes from the tale of the martyrdom of St. Tydfil, a Welsh princess killed in the 5th cent. Richard TrevithickTrevithick, Richard
, 1771–1833, British engineer and inventor, b. Cornwall. He is known as the father of locomotive power because of his invention (1800) of the high-pressure steam engine.
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 built the world's first steam railway locomotive there in 1804.

Merthyr Tydfil

 

a city in the Taff River valley, Glamorganshire, Wales. Population, 55,200 (1971). The coal and metallurgical industries, founded in the recent past, have now declined because of the exhaustion of a nearby iron-ore deposit. Local industries include the production of electrical equipment, toys and sporting goods, and knitwear and clothing.

Merthyr Tydfil

1. a town in SE Wales, in Merthyr Tydfil county borough: formerly an important centre for the mining industry. Pop.: 30 483 (2001)
2. a county borough in SE Wales, created from part of N Mid Glamorgan in 1996. Pop.: 55 400 (2003 est.). Area: 111 sq. km (43 sq. miles)
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SWALEC provided top-up funding to Merthyr Valley Homes of around Au200K towards the project through the government s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.
Merthyr Valleys Homes (MVH) is an RSL formed following a LSVT from Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council that owns and manages approximately 4200 properties within the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough area.
Floorspace measures more than 4000 sq ft, with an attached annexe completing the sumptuous hillside retreat with breathtaking views across the scenic and tranquil Merthyr valley and with Cardiff city centre just 40 minutes away.
I was a pupil at a grammar school in the Merthyr Valley in the '60s so I should know
A disused block of flats has been transformed into a new supported housing and advice venture with the support of Merthyr Valley Homes.
Commuters in the Cynon Valley, lower Merthyr valley and Nelson area can take the boredom out of their daily journeys by taking advantage of the new park and ride facili*es in Abercynon.
The circus shows were to be a highlight for communities across the Merthyr Valley, and the troupe arrived at Parc Taf Bargoed in the village, a community-run green space.
It travelled from Aberfan up the Merthyr valley, as far as Abercanaid on the A4054, and then back down to the scene of the collision in Troedyrhiw.
The narrow 13-7 home victory may have been routine, but it was a historic day for the Merthyr valley side and their 200 army of supporters who witnessed the third successive promotion to finish as Division Two runners-up behind champions Tredegar.
The event includes bouncy castle, face painting, nail art, massage, reflexology, Diabetes Awareness, Cancer Aid, Stroke Association, Age Concern, Merthyr Valley Homes, Drugaid, Heartbeat 95 and a buffet.
Pity us the mere mortals in the Merthyr Valley, as we have a double dose of Dr Samuel's rather acidic medicine.
In addition, the head of the Merthyr Valley which sits at the heart of Prince Charles Hospital, coupled with the neighbouring Cynon and Rhymney valleys, creates an extremely densely populated area.