West Glamorgan Villages

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West Glamorgan VillagesThe stories of the villages reflect the changes that have occurred over the years and the transient nature of civilization. Rural communities have seen their villages change into commuter suburbs. The industrial revolution saw deserted green valleys develop into thriving communities that are now seeking reasons for their continuing existence. Every age, whether it be Neolithic, Bronze, Iron, Roman, Celtic Christianity, Norman or Industrial, has left its mark on the area. From the earliest known human in Britain to coal mines and heavy metal industry, from Norman castle to non-conformist chapel the story is to be found in these villages.

About the author:

Geoffrey Davies was born in Porthcawl and raised in a former mining village, attending a valley grammar school before studying history and philosophy at St David's Lampeter. After a career in investment and marketing he retired to Carmarthenshire and renewed his interest in Welsh history and in villages in particular. He has already published Carmarthenshire Villages and Pembrokeshire Villages and this book is the third in the series.