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By Ewart B. Smith

the neighborhood position names leaves doubtless that Blackwood and its environs have been, at one time, a hundred consistent with cent Welsh. positioned in the the ancient barriers of Monmouthshire, now Caerphilly, the appearance of the iron and coal on the head of the valley replaced all that; yet extra vital, probably, was once the development of the Sirhowy Tramroad linking Tredegar with Newport. the world initially known as Coed Duon quickly grew to become referred to as Blackwood. It used to be a centre of chartist employer within the 1830s and the Newport emerging was once deliberate right here. The decline of the mining within the 20th century decreased the inhabitants of the realm and several 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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