The town of Ammanford lies 18 miles south east of Carmarthen in South West Wales. It is 6 miles from the famous Brecon Beacons National Park, and is the third largest town in the county of Carmarthenshire. The river Avan flows through the town before its confluence with the river Loughor at Pantyffynnon, 1 mile south of Ammanford. The A483 road also passes through, leading to Llandeilo in the north, and joins with the M4 5 mile south west of Ammanford.
In 1925 a riot known as the Ammanford Anthracite Strike took place in the town. For ten days anthracite miners attempted to take control of the town by using force and violence. Even the police could not stand against the strikers, as 200 of them were ambushed at Pontamman Bridge. Eventually the strikers were forced back to Ammanford and surrendered and returned to the mines.....
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