Trebanos

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Trebanos
Trebanos is located in Neath Port Talbot
Trebanos
Trebanos
Trebanos shown within Neath Port Talbot
OS grid referenceSN721040
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEATH
Postcode districtSA8
Dialling code01792
PoliceSouth Wales
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
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UK
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Neath Port Talbot
51°42′40″N 3°51′54″W / 51.711°N 3.865°W / 51.711; -3.865Coordinates: 51°42′40″N 3°51′54″W / 51.711°N 3.865°W / 51.711; -3.865

Trebanos (Welsh: Trebannws) is a village in the Swansea Valley, Wales. It forms, together with Craig Trebanos and a part of Pontardawe, the Trebanos electoral ward of Neath Port Talbot county borough.

Controversy and opposition concerning the South Wales Gas Pipeline passing through the village led to media attention for the village and a protest camp in 2006 and 2007.

Name[edit]

The village's name in standard Welsh is 'Trebannws'. But in the Welsh-language dialect of the area, there is a tendency to pronounce the final vowel as an 'o'. This has given rise to the form 'Trebanos', which is the form usually used in English. This sound change also explains the pairs of names Llangynnwr/Llangunnor and Magwyr/Magor.

Education[edit]

Primary Schools

Trebanos Welsh Primary School

Sport and leisure[edit]

Trebanos is home to local rugby union club Trebanos RFC, a team founded in 1887 which is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Notable residents[edit]

Notable people from Trebanos include rugby union players Bleddyn Bowen, who captained Wales to the 1988 Triple Crown, Robert Jones, who was capped for Wales 54 times and helped win the 1988 Triple Crown, fly-half Arwel Thomas who was capped for Wales 23 times and openside flanker Justin Tipuric.

Greg Thomas, a first-class cricketer and fast bowler was born in Trebanos.[1]

Actress Harriet Lewis who played Maggie Post in the Welsh soap opera Pobl Y Cwm was born and lived in Trebanos all her life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greg Thomas". Glamorgan Cricket website. Retrieved 14 April 2013.

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