Merthyr Tydfil in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... for Welsh coal diminished as alternative fuels began to be discovered and competition from the Commonwealth became intense. Many of the ironworks closed down or moved elsewhere, and much of the population went with them. By the 1930s, almost all the industry in the area had gone. In 1932, 80% of the male population were unemployed. This strife continued until WWII. Although the post-war boom brough new life to the town with the establishment of factorities by companies such as Hoover, the area remained, and indeed today remains, one of the most impoverished areas in the United Kingdom. However, since devolution and the establishment of the... more
Customer Merthyr Tydfil in General Reviews (2)
by - written on 15/09/09 (Very useful, 563 readings)
Merthyr Tydfil, or Merthyr Tudful in Welsh, is a medium sized town situated at the base of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. It is situated around 30 miles north of Cardiff, with the Swansea Valleys to the West and the Marches of Abergavenny, Monmouth and Newport to the East and South East. *Vital Statistics* Population (2007 est.): 55,600 Ethnicity: 99.6% White Average Age (2006): 38 Welsh speakers of any skill: 17.7% Average house price (July 2009): £73,000 Crime Rate (August 2009): 8.0 Unemployment Rate: 9.9% * A Bit of History* Merthyr Tydfil has a colourful and interesting history. The town is named in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/05/02, updated on 19/05/02 (Useful, 1227 readings)
Merthyr Tydfil, a historic town with the best shops and loads of pubs and great services. Think again!!!! <<Services>> TRAIN STATION Hosted by Valley Lines this small train station with a huge platform where the waiting room is hardly ever open. You can only go to Cardiff from there. Need I say more!!!! BUS STATION A huge bus station with buses going to here, there, and everywhere. It's heavily polluted and stinkingly old. It could be knocked down and made a bit more modern!! And also it could revieve a clean-out. LEISURE FACILITIES A swimming pool with no diving boards, slides, or anything. A leisure centre which I ... Read the complete review
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