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By Ewart B. Smith

taking a look at the neighborhood position names leaves doubtless that Blackwood and its environs have been, at one time, a hundred in step with cent Welsh. located in the the old limitations of Monmouthshire, now Caerphilly, the arrival of the iron and coal on the head of the valley replaced all that; yet extra vital, possibly, used to be the development of the Sirhowy Tramroad linking Tredegar with Newport. the realm initially referred to as Coed Duon quickly turned often called Blackwood. It was once a centre of chartist corporation within the 1830s and the Newport emerging was once deliberate right here. The decline of the mining within the 20th century diminished the inhabitants of the world and a number of other rejuvenation schemes have now restored the pictorial panorama to its former glory, even supposing there's nonetheless proof of this former industry.

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