When Men and Mountain Meet

The Story of the Black Moutain Road

Aldwyth Rees Davies

According to TV's Top Gear, the Black Mountain road (the A4069) between Brynaman and Gwynfe in Wales' Brecon Beacons National Park is, ‘Five of the most memorable miles you can drive in any country.' In 2019 this road, with its hairpin bends, dips, twists, climbs and amazing views of the surrounding countryside, celebrates its 200th anniversary.
Date Published :
September 2019
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Illustration :
34 photos
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781784617516
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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Overview
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According to TV’s Top Gear, the Black Mountain road (the A4069) between Brynaman and Gwynfe in Wales’ Brecon Beacons National Park is, ‘Five of the most memorable miles you can drive in any country.’ In 2019 this road, with its hairpin bends, dips, twists, climbs and amazing views of the surrounding countryside, celebrates its 200th anniversary. When Men and Mountain Meet tells the story of the construction of the Black Mountain road, giving background information on those responsible for it, the enterprising father and son who shared the same name, John Jones Brynbrain, and the industrialisation and cultural development of Brynaman to the south that came about, in part, due to the road being built. Includes 16-page section of photographs.

About The Author
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Aldwyth Rees Davies's family has strong links with the Black Mountain area. She was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera, earned a degree in Sociology, and then qualified as a social worker. She now works with children who have emotional and behavioural difficulties at school.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1 Pre-industrial history; 2 The Story of the Road; 3 John Jones Brynbrain – Father and Son; 4 Industrialisation of Brynaman; 5 Brynaman’s social, religious; and cultural development; 6 Conclusion; Endnotes; Appendices: I Timeline of development; II Glossary of place names; III Jones family tree; IV Diagram of Black Mountain area; V Diagram of Brynaman

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