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Porth

Porth (Y Porth) is a village and a community in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan, Wales, lying in the Rhondda Valley and is regarded as the gateway to the Rhondda Fawr and Rhondda Fach valleys because both valleys meet at Porth. [1]

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AFC Porth

AFC Porth. are a Welsh football team based in the village of Porth in the Rhondda Valley.

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Albert Medal for Lifesaving

The Albert Medal for Lifesaving was a British medal awarded to recognise the saving of life.

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Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, formerly the National Museums and Galleries of Wales, is a Welsh Government sponsored body that comprises seven museums in Wales.

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Arriva Trains Wales

Arriva Trains Wales (Trenau Arriva Cymru) (ATW) is a British train operating company operating the Wales & Borders franchise.

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Cairn

A cairn is a human-made pile (or stack) of stones.

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Cantref

A Cantref (plural cantrefi) was a medieval Welsh land division, particularly important in the administration of Welsh law.

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Cardiff

Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom.

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Cathays Park

Cathays Park or Cardiff Civic Centre (Parc Cathays) is a civic centre area in the city centre of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, consisting of a number of early 20th century buildings and a central park area, Alexandra Gardens.

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Cerys Matthews

Cerys Elizabeth Matthews, MBE (born 11 April 1969) is a Welsh singer/songwriter, author and broadcaster, a founding member of Welsh rock band Catatonia.

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Cliff Jones (rugby player)

Clifford 'Cliff' William Jones OBE (12 March 1914 – 27 November 1990) was a Welsh international rugby union fly-half who played club rugby for many teams but is most associated with Cardiff and Cambridge University.

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Coal mining

The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal from the ground.

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Community (Wales)

A community (cymuned) is a division of land in Wales that forms the lowest tier of local government in Wales.

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Corona (soft drink)

Corona was a brand of carbonated beverage available in the United Kingdom produced by Thomas & Evans Ltd.

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County borough

County borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (excluding Scotland), to refer to a borough or a city independent of county council control.

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Cymmer, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Cymmer is a village and community in the Rhondda Valley, Wales.

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Deep Navigation Colliery

Deep Navigation Colliery was a coal mine in South Wales, that operated from 1872 until 1991.

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Dinas Rhondda

Dinas is a village near Tonypandy in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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Football Association of Wales

The Football Association of Wales (Cymdeithas Bêl-droed Cymru) (FAW) is the governing body of association football in Wales.

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Glamorgan

Glamorgan or, sometimes, Glamorganshire (Morgannwg or Sir Forgannwg) is one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county of Wales.

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Glamorganshire Canal

The Glamorganshire Canal was a canal in south Wales, UK, running from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff.

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Glynfach

Glynfach (Welsh for 'small valley') is a district of the community and electoral ward of Cymmer, within the town of Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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Gregg Coombes

Gregg Alexander Coombes (born 1 March 1988 in Porth) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a midfielder.

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Gwyn Thomas (novelist)

Gwyn Thomas (6 July 1913 – 13 April 1981) was a Welsh writer, dramatist, Punch-columnist, radio broadcaster and raconteur, who has been called 'the true voice of the English-speaking valleys'.

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Historic counties of Wales

The historic counties of Wales are sub-divisions of Wales.

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J. Gwyn Griffiths

John Gwyn Griffiths (7 December 1911 – 15 June 2004) was a Welsh poet, Egyptologist and nationalist political activist who spent the largest span of his career lecturing at Swansea University.

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John Leland (antiquary)

John Leland or Leyland (13 September, – 18 April 1552) was an English poet and antiquary.

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Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones (born 3 June 1974) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist and director and the lead singer of the band Stereophonics.

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Llew Edwards

Llewellyn "Llew" Edwards (22 October 1894 - 1965) was a Welsh boxer who fought professionally between 1913 and 1922.

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Llwyncelyn

Llwyncelyn (Hollybush) is a district of Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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Mars

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.

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Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful) is a town in Wales, with a population of about 59,500, situated approximately north of Cardiff.

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Mid Glamorgan

Mid Glamorgan (Morgannwg Ganol) is a preserved county of Wales.

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Newport, Wales

Newport (Casnewydd) is a cathedral and university city and unitary authority area in south east Wales.

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Penychen

Penychen was a possible minor kingdom of early medieval Wales and later a cantref of the Kingdom of Morgannwg.

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Penygraig

Penygraig (Head of the Rock) is a village and community in the Rhondda Valley in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan, Wales.

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Percy Jones (boxer)

Rhondda's Percy Jones (26 December 1892 – 25 December 1922) became the first Welshman to win a world boxing title when he took the World Flyweight Championship from Bill Ladbury in 1914.

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Pontypridd

Pontypridd is both a community and a principal town of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, and is situated 12 miles/19 km north of the Welsh capital city of Cardiff.

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Porth (crater)

Porth is a crater on the planet Mars.

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Porth County Community School

Porth County Community School is a secondary school located in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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Porth Harlequins RFC

Porth Harlequins Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team based in Porth in the Rhondda Valley.

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Porth railway station

Porth railway station is a railway station serving the town of Porth in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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Quakers Yard

Quakers Yard (Mynwent y Crynwyr) is a village in the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, situated where the Taff Bargoed Valley joins the Taff Valley.

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Rhondda

Rhondda, or the Rhondda Valley (Cwm Rhondda), is a former coal mining valley in Wales, formerly a local government district, consisting of 16 communities built around the River Rhondda.

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Rhondda (Assembly constituency)

Rhondda is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales.

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Rhondda (UK Parliament constituency)

Rhondda is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Rhondda Cynon Taf

Rhondda Cynon Taf, or RCT, is a county borough in South Wales.

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Rhondda Line

The Rhondda Line is a commuter railway line in South Wales from Cardiff to Treherbert.

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Richard Griffiths (industrialist)

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Rugby union

Rugby union, or simply rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.

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Secondary school

A secondary school is a school which provides secondary education, between the ages of 11 and 16 or 11 and 19, after primary school and before higher education.

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Taff Vale Railway

The Taff Vale Railway (TVR) is a railway in Glamorgan, South Wales, and is one of the oldest in Wales.

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The Pop Factory

The Pop Factory (TPF) is a music and media complex in Porth, Rhondda, South Wales.

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Tom Jones (singer)

Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, OBE (born 7 June 1940), is a Welsh singer known by his stage name Tom Jones.

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Trealaw

Trealaw is the longest village in the Rhondda Valley, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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Trebanog

Trebanog is a village in the Cymmer electoral ward lying on the southernmost outskirts of the Rhondda Valley, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, located off the A4233 road between Porth the unofficial capital of the Rhondda, and the town of Tonyrefail which is at the head of the Ely Valley.

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Treforest

Treforest (Trefforest) is a village in the south-east of Pontypridd in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales situated in the Treforest electoral ward along with the village of Glyntaff (or Glyn-Taf), being part of the Pontypridd Community.

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Trehafod

Trehafod is a village and community in the Rhondda Valley between Porth and Pontypridd in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, although in administrative terms is split between the electoral division of Cymmer (Rhondda) to the West and Rhondda (Pontypridd) to the East.

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Treherbert

Treherbert is a village and community situated at the head of the Rhondda Fawr valley in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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Tylorstown

Tylorstown (Pendyrus) is a village and community located in the Rhondda valley, in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It was founded by Alfred Tylor who set up an early coal mining operation in the location in the mid-19th century. The last working mine in the village closed in the 1960s setting off a long period of economic decline which worsened following the 1984–85 national miners' strike which resulted in pits in nearby locations such as Maerdy closing. The local passenger train line closed in the 1960s following the Beeching Axe which also limited the prospects of easy commuting to Cardiff. It is neighboured by the villages of Blaenllechau, Ferndale, Penrhys, Pontygwaith and Stanleytown.

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Village

A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand.

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Wales

Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south.

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Walter Coffin

Walter Coffin (1784 – 15 February 1867) was a Welsh coalowner and Member of Parliament.

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Welsh Rugby Union

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Undeb Rygbi Cymru) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the sport's international governing body, World Rugby.

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Ynyshir

Ynyshir is a village and a community located in the Rhondda Valley, within Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales.

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Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda

Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda (Cymer Rhondda Secondary School) is a Welsh-medium secondary school located in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, situated near Porth.

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1926 United Kingdom general strike

The 1926 general strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike that lasted 9 days, from 4 May 1926 to 13 May 1926.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porth

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