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Wales: see PontypoolPontypool
, Welsh Pontypŵl, town (1981 pop. 36,064), Torfaen, SE Wales. There are nylon, pharmaceutical, and automotive parts industries. Pontypool absorbed nearby Abersychan in 1935. To the north at Blaenavon the Big Pit preserves a former coal mine as a museum.
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Phil and Julie Telfer, from Abersychan, Torfaen, care for their son Christopher, 21, who has autism, epilepsy and severe challenging behaviour.
The project in Victoria Primary School, Abersychan, Torfaen, is one of three e-learning initiatives funded by the Welsh Assembly Government's Heads of the Valleys regeneration programme and supported by the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills.
``We have emerged from a back bedroom office in Abersychan, Torfaen to a prestigious location in the heart of Cardiff Bay,'' said Mr Foster.
Born: Abersychan, Torfaen, November 25, 1948 Education: St Francis Primary School, Abersychan; West Monmouth School, Pontypool; Oriel College, Oxford.