Breconshire


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Breconshire

or

Brecknockshire,

former county, S Wales. In 1974, Breconshire was divided between GwentGwent
, former county, SE Wales. Created in the 1974 administrative reorganization of Wales from most of Monmouthshire and part of Breconshire, it was dissolved in 1996 and divided among the unitary authorities of Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Caerphilly, and Newport.
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, Mid GlamorganMid Glamorgan
, former county, S Wales. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization of Wales from portions of Breconshire, Glamorgan, and Monmouthshire, in 1996 it was divided among the unitary authorities of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon
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, and PowysPowys
, county, 2,009 sq mi (5,204 sq km), E central Wales. The terrain is a network of lowlands, highlands, and connecting plateaus. Agriculture is economically important, as are sheep and cattle raising. There are some light and service industries.
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Breconshire

, Brecknockshire
(until 1974) a county of SE Wales, now mainly in Powys: over half its area forms the Brecon Beacons National Park
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He was born in Breconshire in 1882, is an old boy of Brecon Boys' County School, was wounded four times in the First World War, during which time interesting correspondence from him was published in our local newspaper.
Welsh Whitebeam - about 40 left in just two sites in Breconshire.
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Stanton's winning time of two hours and 59 minutes was a new world record and when he revealed to the crowd that he was originally from Breconshire they cheered him even more.
Hayley produces high quality cattle hides and leather goods from her very own herd of cattle in Breconshire and is a superb example of a farm diversification that has reached out to customers across the globe.
Ploughing returns to Breconshire THE first ploughman to be crowned Welsh Champion in Breconshire is to return to the county as a judge at this year's All Wales Ploughing and Hedging Championships.
The 2012 featured county will be Breconshire, with beef and sheep farmer John Davies filling the presidential role.
CLEVELAND County's darts team rallied from an 11-7 half-time deficit to beat Breconshire 24-15 with a stunning A Team performance from the squad.
Overnight leader Hirvonen began yesterday's second leg with a 39.6-second lead and after six forest stages in Breconshire, plus a short spectator stage in the Millennium Stadium watched by almost 27,000 spectators, his advantage had been reduced to 35.5secs by BP-Ford team-mate Gronholm.
It was made by Coun Thomas Thomas of Breconshire, who said: "As long as water runs in this valley, a feeling of goodwill will go from here to Birmingham."
Wales also suffered sub-freezing temperatures with Sennybridge in BRECONSHIRE dropping to a -9C.
Red meat body Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) enlisted the help of Australian farmer Jamie Heinrich and Breconshire's Richard Roderick, above, in a "cook-off" to demonstrate lamb's quick-cook credentials.