Abertysswg

Abertysswg (Welsh: Abertyswg) is a village in the county borough of Caerphilly, Wales, within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire.

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Abertysswg is located in Caerphilly
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Abertysswg
Location within Caerphilly
OS grid referenceSO131056
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTredegar
Postcode districtNP22
Dialling code01685
PoliceGwent
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Caerphilly
51°44′32″N 3°15′36″W / 51.74234°N 3.26001°W / 51.74234; -3.26001Coordinates: 51°44′32″N 3°15′36″W / 51.74234°N 3.26001°W / 51.74234; -3.26001

LocationEdit

Situated in the South Wales Valleys, Abertysswg is a small village located to the east of Pontlottyn and south-east of Rhymney. The nearest major town is Merthyr Tydfil. The Rhymney River lies just west of the village. Abertysswg is overlooked to the south by Twyn Cornicyll above Coed Cefn Rhychdir. The village came into being in 1895-1900 through industrialisation brought by the development of Abertysswg Colliery, the first shaft of which was sunk in 1897.

Village commerce and industryEdit

The village is within the South Wales Coalfield and used to have a pit at the end of Westville, although the mine closed in 1969. Most of the village's industry is now small scale retail. Abertysswg has a village shop, Post Office, takeaway and has two clubs.

Year 2000 renovationEdit

The village has had some renovation work completed on it in the new millennium. A new park/recreation area has been built, and a brand new community centre stands at the top of the village.

Notable residentsEdit

  • Jack Howells, film director, winner of the 1963 Academy Award for his short documentary film Dylan Thomas.
  • Colin Lewis is an ex professional road cyclist, one of only two Welsh riders to compete in the Tour De France.

In popular cultureEdit

The Doctor Who Big Finish Productions audio drama Black Thursday is set in the village.

BibliographyEdit

  • Evans, Marion, (1994), A Portrait of Rhymney with cameos of Pontlottyn, Tafarnaubach, Princetown, Abertysswg and Fochriw, volume 1. Old Bakehouse Publications. ISBN 1-874538-40-9.
  • Evans, Marion, (1995), A Portrait of Rhymney with cameos of Pontlottyn, Tafarnaubach, Princetown, Abertysswg and Fochriw, volume 2. Old Bakehouse Publications. ISBN 1-874538-70-0.
  • Evans, Marion, (1996), A Portrait of Rhymney with cameos of Pontlottyn, Tafarnaubach, Princetown, Abertysswg and Fochriw, volume 3. Old Bakehouse Publications. ISBN 1-874538-41-7.
  • Evans, Marion, (1998), A Portrait of Rhymney with cameos of Pontlottyn, Tafarnaubach, Princetown, Abertysswg and Fochriw, volume 4. Old Bakehouse Publications. ISBN 1-874538-02-6.
  • Evans, Marion, (2009), A Portrait of Rhymney with cameos of Pontlottyn, Tafarnaubach, Princetown, Abertysswg and Fochriw, volume 5. Old Bakehouse Publications. ISBN 978-1-905967-20-9.

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