Blaenavon UK

Blaenavon Iron Works, Wales, UK
Blaenavon UK by Joe Dunckley

Blaenavon is a town and community in Torfaen county borough, Wales, high on a hillside on the source of the Afon Lwyd. It is within the boundaries of the historic county of Monmouthshire and the preserved county of Gwent. The Blaenavon experience spans a period of great change in the valleys of south Wales. Politically, socially, culturally, economically and physically the area was radically transformed during the nineteenth century as the region became the most important producer of iron, coal and steel in the world. Image by Joe Dunckley is marked with CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.