Aberbargoed (not to be confused with its neighbour Bargoed) is situated in the heart of Caerphilly county, South Wales. In former times it was a hub for coal, with the Bargoed Colliery opening in 1897, and by 1903 engines were working to raise the first four trams of coal. With the closure of Bargoed Colliery in 1977, the town descended into a grim state, with leftover coal waste tips and a high level of unemployment.
Thankfully these days Aberbargoed is a much quieter and peaceful place. The unemployed have gained work in larger towns such as Pontypridd, Cwmbran and Merthyr Tydfil, whilst the former tip has been made into a beautiful country park.....
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