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Living in Llwydcoed: The Local Area Guide
The village of Llwydcoed is located in the Welsh district of Rhondda Cynon Taf. The village is proud of its industrial history and its place within the wider community.
Long before its industrial age, the village mainly consisted of farms and agricultural workers. That changed however with the opening of the Aberdare Ironworks in 1800, which created many jobs for the local people, forming the tight-knit community that exists today despite the industrial decline. The composer Griffith Rhys Jones once worked as a blacksmith at the ironworks before its closure in 1875. A statue of him is a proud landmark in the nearby town of Aberdare. Coal mining also boomed in the area before its eventual decline around the 1920s.
As previously mentioned, industrial decline has not dampened the spirits of the locals nor has it destroyed the bonds that kept the village together. Today, the village exists as a hub for those like enjoy a quiet lifestyle. The nearby towns of Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare provide many shops and outings, Morlais Castle and Golf Club being a few notable locations. The village is immensely proud of its award winning Brass Band that go from strength to strength all year round and keep the community spirit alive. Fans of Ioan Gruffudd will be happy to know he was born in the village.
The collective population of Llwydcoed and the town of Aberdare is 9,247, according to the last national Census in 2011.
The median age of the residential population is 40. This is backed up by data that finds 19.5% of the residents are aged 30 to 44 compared to the Welsh national average of 18.6%. Surprisingly, 9.4% of the residents are aged 65 to 74 compared to the Welsh average of 9.8%. This suggests that it is has an older population than other areas.
Home ownership is 36.5% in Llwydcoed compared to the national average of 35.4%, meaning that the village has one of the highest percentage of home owners in Wales. Not surprising considering the tranquil surroundings and nearby towns.
Parents will find a large selection of choice when it comes to education. The local primary school, Llwydcoed Primary School, offers quality teaching for children aged 3 to 11. The school provides a friendly and engaging atmosphere for students to learn how to respect one another.
The town of Aberdare has a variety of schools. Most notable is St. John Baptist High which has recently been judged as ‘Excellent’ on its recent inspection by Estyn. It provides students aged 11 to 18 with a great education centred on ethics as well as a selection of core and extracurricular courses.
The Coleg y Cymmoedd is a worthy mention. The town of Aberdare is home to one of the campuses. For those who want to study for their dream job, the college offers numerous courses ranging from engineering to the humanities. Apprenticeships are also available.
Llwydcoed has substantial transport links to the local communities that surround it. The railway links are 2-4 miles away; Aberdare Railway Station, Cwnbach Railway Station and Merthyr Tydfil Railway Station. The train stations provide good links to the rest of Wales and connections to other parts of the UK.
Llwydcoed has two local bus routes, with the No. 6 and No. 9 offering efficient access to nearby towns. The village is situated near the A465; providing commuters with access to the main roads.
Amenities and Shopping
While Llwydcoed lacks a busy high street, it does have access to the nearby towns such as Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil that have various shops and facilities. Castles and activities await those that travel to the historic, neighbouring towns.
For those that prefer to stay around locally, there is the old traditional pub, The Red Cow, which serves up great food and superb real ales.
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