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Posted on 07/06/2014


Photo taken on July  5, 2014



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Varteg Road Cemetery


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Varteg Road Cemetery, Blaenavon, Pontypool 5 July 2014

Varteg Road Cemetery, Blaenavon, Pontypool 5 July 2014
The cemetery, on the mountain on the outskirts of Blaenavon, was opened in the early 20th Century and today is in two halves, the original and a newish extension with plenty of burial space.
Earlier this year, Torfaen County Borough Council, in its "Cymric Crusade", intended to reinstitute the original spelling of Varteg - "Farteg", the letter "F" being in Welsh of course, "V". For some incomprehensible reason, the locals objected strongly to this and the idea was dropped! An uncommon occasion where the local council bowed to public opinion.

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