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Town of Brynmawr
Brynmawr (Welsh: Bryn-mawr - "big hill"), with a population of about 6,000, is a town in the Valleys of South Wales, lying approximately 34 miles north of Cardiff and 12 miles east of Merthyr Tydfil.
Until 1974, Brynmawr formed the urban district of Brynmawr in the county of Brecknockshire (aka Breconshire). From 1974 until 1996, it was part of the district of Blaenau Gwent in the new county of Gwent. In 1996, Gwent was abolished as an administrative county, and the district became the county borough of Blaenau Gwent - a unitary authority (within the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Gwent).
Brynmawr Jewish Community
The Jewish community dates back to 1880s and the Jewish congregation continued into the 1960s. The Jewish community was one of very few in South Wales that had its own cemetery.
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