RISCA MUSEUM

Updated 34 days ago
  • Age: 215 years
  • ID: 372189/118
Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
Risca Urban District Council was formed in 1878 of Risca parish and those parts of Upper and Lower Machen from the Ebbw river to the top of Mynydd Machen, to include Ochyrwyth, the copperworks area (Danygraig and the Sugar Loaf), the Risca Blackvein Colliery and its houses, and the Full Moon area, and a little later, that part of Mynyddyslwyn parish where the new pit and Newtown were built. Risca UDC eventually became part of Islwyn Borough Council, and more recent local government re-organisation joined Islwyn and Rhymney Valley borough councils to form Caerphilly County Borough Council... Risca has seen the closure of all its collieries and other heavy industries. At the present time, apart from some light industries, it is in danger of becoming a satellite town for employment opportunities in Newport and Cardiff. However, these communities are proud of their roots and their separate identities - many will say they are from Pontymister or Crosskeys, not Risca! The railway line was..
Primary location: Risca United Kingdom
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riscamuseum.org.uk

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www.riscamuseum.org.uk

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193.0.158.6

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Museum
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