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Maerdy (Y Maerdy) is a village and community in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, and within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan, Wales, lying at the head of the Rhondda Fach Valley. [1]

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Arthur Horner (trade unionist)

Arthur Lewis Horner (5 April 1894 – 4 September 1968) was a Welsh trade union leader and communist politician.

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Coal mining

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

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Communist Party of Great Britain

The Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) was the largest communist party in Great Britain, although it never became a mass party like those in France and Italy.

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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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Community Archives Wales

Community Archives Wales (CAW) is a website of digital content created and maintained by a number of community heritage groups from across Wales.

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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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Ferndale, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Ferndale (Glynrhedynog) is a small town located in the Rhondda Valley in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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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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Little Moscow

Little Moscow was a term for towns and villages in capitalist societies whose population appeared to hold extreme left-wing political values or communist views.

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Maerdy Branch

| The Maerdy Branch was a railway branch line in South Wales.

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Mardy Colliery

Maerdy Colliery was a coal mine located in the South Wales village of Maerdy (Y Maerdy), in the Rhondda Valley, located in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, and within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan, Wales.

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Mid Glamorgan

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

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Middle Ages

In European history, the Middle Ages or Medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Pentre is a village and community, near Treorchy in Rhondda valley, falling within the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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Pontygwaith, Rhondda

Pontygwaith (Welsh language: "Bridge to work" or "Bridge of the Ironworks") is a small village located in the Rhondda Fach valley in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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Reeve (England)

Originally in Anglo-Saxon England the reeve was a senior official with local responsibilities under the Crown e.g. as the chief magistrate of a town or district.

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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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Socialism is a social and economic system characterised by social ownership and/or social control of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy, as well as a political theory and movement that aims at the establishment of such a system.

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Syndicalism is a type of proposed economic system, a form of socialism, considered a replacement for capitalism.

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Taff Trail

The Taff Trail (Taith Taf) is a popular walking and cycle path that runs for between Cardiff Bay and Brecon in Wales.

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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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Tower Colliery

Tower Colliery (Welsh: Glofa Tŵr) was the oldest continuously working deep-coal mine in the United Kingdom, and possibly the world, and the last mine of its kind to remain in the South Wales Valleys.

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UK miners' strike (1984–85)

The UK miners' strike of 1984–85 was a major industrial action affecting the British coal industry.

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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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Welsh language

Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg, pronounced) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages spoken natively in Wales, by some along the Welsh border in England, and in Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina).

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

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