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Real Llanelli Jon Gower

Real Llanelli

Jon Gower

Published April 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781854115065
Paperback
202 pages
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Delving into a town that rests on several borders within its country, this lively and engaging account takes a closer look at the fascinating Welsh town of Llanelli. From how to pronounce the village’s name to how a small place in ruralMoreDelving into a town that rests on several borders within its country, this lively and engaging account takes a closer look at the fascinating Welsh town of Llanelli. From how to pronounce the village’s name to how a small place in rural Carmarthenshire became a European center for iron, steel, and tinplate, this investigation examines Llanelli’s industrial heritage as well as its residue today, through its eventual decline and, finally, its transformation into a place of leisure. Portraying the people of Llanelli—steelworkers, farmers, professional and amateur sportsmen, artists and writers, and the small local bourgeoisie—this study also touches on the famous citizens who may have left the town but still carry a part of it in them. Addressing a complex cultural identity that is embraced by an almost tribal people, this entertaining exploration reveals fresh insights into a locale full of delightful stories.