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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He said the growth of Merthyr College and the redevelopment of the historic town hall will attract visitors, with the bridge catering for more traffic, improving access to the centre of Merthyr Tydfil.
Ceri Randell, Community Champion at the Merthyr Tydfil store said: "The fashion show is a fantastic opportunity for Tesco to raise funds for such a great cause, and showcase the launch of its new spring clothing collection while promoting courses and facilities available at the new college."
Rhian said: "We've always known that Merthyr Tydfil has an outstanding high street and this has now been confirmed by our selection in the top five." Merthyr Tydfil council leader Brendan Toomey said the Meanwhile scheme was one of its proudest achievements.
On November 29 Merthyr Tydfil's fourth annual heritage conference will be held at the Orbit Centre - the conference is a special event that was founded in 2010 by volunteers with support from the county borough council.
Representatives from South Wales Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Welsh Ambulance Service, St John's Ambulance, mountain rescue, and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council were at the church service, which lasted around an Representatives from South Wales Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Welsh Ambulance Service, St John's Ambulance, mountain rescue, and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council were at the church hour, as well as Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney MP Gerald Jones and AM Dawn Bowden.
Mr Jones said: "We are committed to providing the best learning environment for our Welsh learners, which is why we provided PS33m for the transformation of the College Merthyr Tydfil. This has enabled the college to provide a greater choice of learning for young people in the area in an environment befitting for the twentyfirst century.
The convictions were brought by the licensing section of Merthyr Tydfil council - and Higgins was fined a total of PS1,320, ordered to pay council costs of PS265, and a victim surcharge of PS66.
The awards were organised by Merthyr Business Club and supported by Merthyr Tydfil council to celebrate and encourage innovation and success.
Over the past months, Merthyr Tydfil council has been investigating fly-tipping in the area.
In addition to its current traditional vocational courses, The College Merthyr Tydfil will provide over 38 AS Levels, making it the largest provider of AS learning in South East Wales.
Lord Buckland and his family in July 1923 on the day he was made a freeman of the Borough of Merthyr Tydfil
Brendan Toomey and all those involved in education in Merthyr Tydfil ("Councils on brink of losing power over our schools", Feb 20).