By Sarah Broom
This publication presents an interesting, difficult and full of life creation to modern British and Irish poetry. It covers paintings by means of poets from a variety of ethnic and neighborhood backgrounds and covers a large diversity of poetic kinds, together with mainstream names like Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy along extra marginal and experimental poets like Tom Raworth and Geraldine Monk.
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Morris and L. J. Williams, The South Wales Coal Industry, 1841–1875 (Cardiff, 1958), pp. 85, 90. BLAENAU (MONMOUTHSHIRE) In 1879 a tinplate mill was established at Blaenau by Captain P. S. 9 During the same year, various units of the Nantyglo and Blaina Ironworks Company were leased to separate parties and, following a period of ownership by Spence and Company from Liverpool, the old iron furnaces were taken over by the Pyle and Blaina Works Ltd. 12 However, unlike the smaller coal-mining settlements which were developing elsewhere in the South Wales Coalfield during this period, the old irontown of Blaenau provided a greater diversity of employment opportunities.
15 16 THE WELSH LANGUAGE AND THE 1891 CENSUS Image Not Available Figure 1. Location of the twenty sample areas THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND TO THE 1891 CENSUS Llanidloes (Montgomeryshire) Rhyl (Flintshire) Rhosllannerchrugog (Denbighshire) Llanymawddwy (Merioneth) Blaenau Ffestiniog (Merioneth) Porthmadog (Caernarfonshire) Trefdraeth (Anglesey) : : : : : : : market town tourist resort coal-mining town rural parish slate-quarrying town maritime port rural parish The heavy preponderance of communities in south Wales is easily justified.
By contrast, the majority of the men who administered to the spiritual needs of the community were Welsh both in speech and origin. Even so, there was little demand for religious instruction through the medium of the Welsh language among the congregations of Blaenau. Although both Howell Howell JP, the rector, and John Francis Rees, the curate, were Welsh speakers, no Welsh services were held at the parish church of St Peter. Services at the Nonconformist chapels of Blaenau were also conducted almost entirely through the medium of English, even though six of the seven ministers spoke Welsh.