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Port Talbot

Port Talbot is a town located in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales. It had a population of 37,276 in 2011. It is best known as the home of the Port Talbot Steelworks, one of biggest steelworks in the world, which currently employs an estimated 10% of the town's population. The steelworks has for many years been under threat of closure.HistoryModern Port Talbot is a town formed from the merging of multiple villages, including Baglan, Margam, and Aberafan. The name 'Port Talbot' first appears in 1837 as the name of the new docks built on the south east side of the river Afan by the Talbot family. Over time it came to be applied to the whole of the emerging conurbation.The earliest evidence of humans in the Port Talbot area has been found on the side of Mynydd Margam where Bronze Age farming ditches can be found from 4,000 BC. There were Iron Age hill forts on Mynydd Dinas, Mynydd Margam, Mynydd Emroch and other nearby hills. Mynydd Hawdef contains remains of an ancient Iron Age village. The Margam deer herd was first introduced by the Romans.Ffynnon Pedr is a sacred spring or well which flows from the hillside through a stone culvert 0.4m square in Margam. It is possibly the water supply for Margam Abbey 0.75 km to the East.A historic battle is alleged to have taken place in PANT-Y-CAE on MYNYDD BROMBIL. The Site of the battle is marked on the first, second and third editions of the Ordnance Survey 1:2500 mapping in a hollow called Pant-y-cae.
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