Trebanog

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Trebanog
Trebanog Village from Cymmer Mountain - geograph.org.uk - 1387248.jpg
Trebanog is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Trebanog
Trebanog
Trebanog shown within Rhondda Cynon Taf
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Rhondda Cynon Taf
51°36′04″N 3°25′23″W / 51.601°N 3.423°W / 51.601; -3.423Coordinates: 51°36′04″N 3°25′23″W / 51.601°N 3.423°W / 51.601; -3.423

Trebanog is a village in the Cymmer electoral ward lying on the southernmost outskirts of the Rhondda Valley, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, located off the A4233 road between Porth tand the town of Tonyrefail.[1] Trebanog is an outlying district of the community of Cymmer, and is neighboured by the settlement of Edmondstown (a district of Penygraig). The area has been described as being on "high ground that seals off the Rhondda from the Vale of Glamorgan".[2] Historically it was a mining village,[3] and was home to the Trebanog Working Men's Club and Institute.[4]

Notable people[edit]

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Popular singer and live performer Dorothy Squires (1915-1998) spent her final years living here in a home provided by a fan, Esme Coles, from 1995 to 1998. A plaque is due to be unveiled on the house.[5]

Cliff Morgan (1930-2013), the Welsh rugby union player and commentator was from Trebanog.[6]

Mrs Alma Bailey (1928 -2005) awarded the BEM medal for her services to foster care lived in Rhiwgarn Trebanog.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (29 April 2016). "Trebanog" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  2. ^ London Calling. British Broadcasting Corporation. January 1955. p. 18. 
  3. ^ Jackson, Peter (1998). Lions of Wales: A Celebration of Welsh Rugby Legends. Mainstream. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-84018-026-8. 
  4. ^ Pennington, Robert R. (1973). Company law. Butterworths. 
  5. ^ "Blue plaque to honour Dorothy Squires at her Trebanog home". 30 December 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Cliff Morgan". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 29 April 2016.