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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Penderyn's managing director Stephen Davies said: "The Red Flag and the Merthyr Riots are associated with Dic Penderyn who was convicted of wounding a soldier during the riots and subsequently hanged in Cardiff Jail.
Penderyn Red flag whisky which marks the raising of the emblem during the Merthyr Riots
At the age of 16 , his talent as an artist attracted the attention of William Crawshay, the owner of the Cyfarthfa Works, who was impressed with his paintings of Ynysfach and the Cyfarthfa Works, and later, of the Merthyr riots which took place in 1816.
As Hywel Williams said when presenting his Bill, Dic Penderyn was executed for his role in the Merthyr Riots.
Among those transported were Lewis Lewis, who took part in the Merthyr Riots of 1831, and the Chartist leaders John Frost, Zephania Williams and William Jones.
Dic, aka Richard Lewis, was hung for stabbing a soldier in the Merthyr Riots of 1831.
Once seen most frequently in Wales at the head of trades union marches, those familiar colours were first appropriated by the Bolsheviks back in the early 1900s - although there has been claims that red was the colour of flags used during the Merthyr Riots of 1831.
45 In 1831, Richard Lewis, better known as Dic Penderyn, was hanged in Cardiff for his alleged part in the Merthyr Riots.
The early history, the Merthyr riots of 1831, the Chartist movement of 1839, the Rebecca anti-toll-gate agitation, the Penrhyn quarry strike of the early 1900s were Welsh in tone, culture and language.
Here was formed a Welsh working class consciousness in uprisings such as the Merthyr Riots of 1831.
Dic, real name Richard Lewis, will wound soldier Donald Black in the thigh during the mayhem of the Merthyr Riots in June that year.