Aber Valley

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Aber Valley
Aber Valley is located in Caerphilly
Aber Valley
Aber Valley
Location within Caerphilly
Population6,799 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceST1156390715
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCaerphilly
Postcode districtCF83
Dialling code029
PoliceGwent
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
List of places
UK
Wales
Caerphilly
51°36′17″N 3°16′11″W / 51.60480°N 3.26964°W / 51.60480; -3.26964Coordinates: 51°36′17″N 3°16′11″W / 51.60480°N 3.26964°W / 51.60480; -3.26964

Aber Valley is a valley community in Caerphilly county borough, South Wales. It has two main communities, Abertridwr and Senghenydd, which grew around the mining industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Senghenydd has a longer history than Abertridwr; it was once a cantref (or "hundred") encompassing quite a large area.

The Aber Valley Heritage Group has established a Heritage Museum situated within Senghenydd Community Centre in order to commemorate the scene of the largest mining disaster in British history: the 1913 Senghenydd Colliery Disaster when 439 miners lost their lives.[2]

The Aber Valley Male Voice Choir was created in 1959. The choir has toured round the world, appeared at many Eisteddfods, and performed at the opening match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup at the Millennium Stadium.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Aber Valley Heritage Centre & Museum". Visit Wales. Archived from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Aber Valley Male Voice Choir". BBC Wales. 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.