Deri, Caerphilly

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Deri
Ysgwyddgwyn Presbyterian Church, Deri - geograph.org.uk - 534292.jpg
Ysgwyddgwyn Presbyterian Church
Deri is located in Caerphilly
Deri
Deri
Deri shown within Caerphilly
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Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BARGOED
Postcode district CF81
Dialling code 01443
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Caerphilly
51°42′19″N 3°16′03″W / 51.7054°N 3.2676°W / 51.7054; -3.2676Coordinates: 51°42′19″N 3°16′03″W / 51.7054°N 3.2676°W / 51.7054; -3.2676

Deri is a village in Caerphilly County Borough, Wales. 'Deri' is Welsh for oak trees. Deri along with Pentwyn and Fochriw make up the community of Darran Valley. The village grew around the Industrial Age to serve the collieries of Fochriw, Pencarreg and Groesfaen.[1]

Sport[edit]

Although a small settlement Deri has a strong sporting past, producing Welsh champion boxers, Tom and Billy Thomas. The village is also home to rugby union club Deri RFC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 195. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.