Llanfair Clydogau is a small village and community encompassing 3,232 hectares, located about 4 miles north-east of Lampeter on the B4343 road, in Ceredigion, Wales. It has a population of 634 as of the 2011 UK census, 87.5% of whom are Welsh-speaking located within the hundred of Moyddyn. The community is located at the southernmost area of Ceredigion's former lead and silver mines, which until the 1760s were productive. Clydogau refers to the River Clydogau or Clywedogau as it was spelt; the meaning of "clywedog" is audible, or noisy. The basins of Clywedog-isaf, Clywedog-ganol and Clywedog-uchaf are nearby. There are two churches still in regular use, Saint Mary's Parish Church and the Welsh Independent Capel Mair, built in 1825, a Grade II listed building. Both churches have received improvements. Local native and scholar G. J. Williams, was the first president of Yr Academi Gymreig; the Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales, University of Wales Press, Published 2008, Co-Editors: John Davies, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines and Pereduri I.
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Wales is a country, part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, the Bristol Channel to the south, it had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2. Wales has over 1,680 miles of coastline and is mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit; the country has a changeable, maritime climate. Welsh national identity emerged among the Britons after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, Wales is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd's death in 1282 marked the completion of Edward I of England's conquest of Wales, though Owain Glyndŵr restored independence to Wales in the early 15th century; the whole of Wales was annexed by England and incorporated within the English legal system under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542. Distinctive Welsh politics developed in the 19th century. Welsh liberalism, exemplified in the early 20th century by Lloyd George, was displaced by the growth of socialism and the Labour Party.
Welsh national feeling grew over the century. Established under the Government of Wales Act 1998, the National Assembly for Wales holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, development of the mining and metallurgical industries transformed the country from an agricultural society into an industrial nation. Two-thirds of the population live in South Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea and the nearby valleys. Now that the country's traditional extractive and heavy industries have gone or are in decline, Wales' economy depends on the public sector and service industries and tourism. Although Wales shares its political and social history with the rest of Great Britain, a majority of the population in most areas speaks English as a first language, the country has retained a distinct cultural identity and is bilingual. Over 560,000 Welsh language speakers live in Wales, the language is spoken by a majority of the population in parts of the north and west.
From the late 19th century onwards, Wales acquired its popular image as the "land of song", in part due to the eisteddfod tradition. At many international sporting events, such as the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, Wales has its own national teams, though at the Olympic Games, Welsh athletes compete as part of a Great Britain team. Rugby union is seen as an expression of national consciousness; the English words "Wales" and "Welsh" derive from the same Germanic root, itself derived from the name of the Gaulish people known to the Romans as Volcae and which came to refer indiscriminately to all non-Germanic peoples. The Old English-speaking Anglo-Saxons came to use the term Wælisc when referring to the Britons in particular, Wēalas when referring to their lands; the modern names for some Continental European lands and peoples have a similar etymology. In Britain, the words were not restricted to modern Wales or to the Welsh but were used to refer to anything that the Anglo-Saxons associated with the Britons, including other non-Germanic territories in Britain and places in Anglo-Saxon territory associated with Britons, as well as items associated with non-Germanic Europeans, such as the walnut.
The modern Welsh name for themselves is Cymry, Cymru is the Welsh name for Wales. These words are descended from the Brythonic word combrogi, meaning "fellow-countrymen"; the use of the word Cymry as a self-designation derives from the location in the post-Roman Era of the Welsh people in modern Wales as well as in northern England and southern Scotland. It emphasised that the Welsh in modern Wales and in the Hen Ogledd were one people, different from other peoples. In particular, the term was not applied to the Cornish or the Breton peoples, who are of similar heritage and language to the Welsh; the word came into use as a self-description before the 7th century. It is attested in a praise poem to Cadwallon ap Cadfan c. 633. In Welsh literature, the word Cymry was used throughout the Middle Ages to describe the Welsh, though the older, more generic term Brythoniaid continued to be used to describe any of the Britonnic peoples and was the more common literary term until c. 1200. Thereafter Cymry prevailed as a reference to the Welsh.
Until c. 1560 the word was spelt Kymry or Cymry, regardless of whether it referred to the people or their homeland. The Latinised forms of these names, Cambrian and Cambria, survive as lesser-used alternative names for Wales and the Welsh people. Examples include the Cambrian Mountains, the newspaper Cambrian News, the organisations Cambrian Airways, Cambrian Railways, Cambrian Archaeological Association and the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art. Outside Wales, a related form survives as the name Cumbria in North West England, once a part of Yr Hen Ogledd; the Cumbric language, thought to
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll is a large village and local government community on the island of Anglesey in Wales. It is situated on the Menai Strait next across the strait from Bangor. Both shortened and lengthened forms of the placename are used in various contexts. At the 2001 census, the population of the community was 3,040, 76% of whom spoke the Welsh language fluently. By the time of the 2011 Census the population had increased to 3,107, of whom 71% were able to speak Welsh, it is the sixth largest settlement on the island by population. The long form of the name, with 58 characters split into 19 syllables, is the longest place name in Europe and the second longest official one-word place name in the world. Although this name is stated to have been invented in the 1860s for promotional purposes, a lengthy version was recorded as early as 1849. There has been human activity and settlement in the area of the village since the Neolithic era, with subsistence agriculture and fishing the most common occupations for much of its early history.
The island of Anglesey was at that point reachable only by boat across the Menai Strait. A destroyed, collapsed dolmen can be found from this period in the parish, located at Ty Mawr north of the present-day church; the probable remains of a hillfort, with a fragmentary bank and ditch, were recorded on an outcrop known as Craig y Ddinas. The area was invaded and captured by the Romans under Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, temporarily abandoned in order to consolidate forces against Boudicca held until the end of Roman Britain. With the withdrawal of the Roman forces, the area fell under the control of the early medieval Kingdom of Gwynedd. There has been a small Christian religious site a monastic cell, here since the 7th century. Surveys of the medieval period show that the tenants of the township of Pwllgwyngyll, as it was known, held a total of 9 bovates of land from the Bishop of Bangor under the feudal system. A church was built during the medieval period and dedicated to Mary under Norman influence: the building demolished and replaced by a Victorian-era church, was unusual in having a semi-circular apse, a feature more associated with cathedrals.
Despite religious activity, the rural nature of the settlement meant that the parish had a population of only around 80 in 1563. Much of the land was absorbed into the Earldom of Uxbridge, which became the Marquisate of Anglesey, was subject to enclosures. In 1844, for example, 92% of the land in Llanfairpwll was owned by just three individuals; the population of the parish reached 385 by 1801. In 1826, Anglesey was connected to the rest of Wales by the construction of the Menai Suspension Bridge by Thomas Telford, connected with London in 1850 with the building of the Britannia Bridge and the busy North Wales Coast railway line, which connected the rest of Great Britain to the ferry port of Holyhead; the old village, known as Pentre Uchaf was joined by new development around the railway station, which became known as Pentre Isaf, the "lower village". The first meeting of the Women's Institute took place in Llanfairpwll in 1915, the movement spread through the rest of the British Isles; the long form of the name is the longest place name in the United Kingdom and one of the longest in the world at 58 characters.
Translated, the name means: church of Mary pool of the white hazels near the rapid whirlpool the church of Tysilio of the red cave. The latter element has been translated as "the cave of St Tysilio the Red"; the parish, village itself, was known as Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll: this form of the name is still used. Pwllgwyngyll, "the pool of the white hazels", was the original name of the medieval township within whose boundaries the present-day village lies: Pwllgwyngyll was one of two townships making up the parish, the other being Treforion, its name was first recorded as Piwllgunyl in an ecclesiastical valuation conducted in the 1250s for the Bishop of Norwich: the suffixing of the township name to that of the church would have served to distinguish the church from the many other sites dedicated to Mary in Wales. The parish name was recorded as Llanfair y Pwllgwyngyll as far back as the mid 16th century, in Leland's Itinerary. Longer versions of the name are thought to have first been used in the 19th century in an attempt to develop the village as a commercial and tourist centre.
The village is, still signposted Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, marked on Ordnance Survey maps as Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll and the railway station is named Llanfairpwll, a form used by local residents. The name is shortened to Llanfair PG, sufficient to distinguish it from other places in Wales called Llanfair; the long name was contrived in 1869 as an early publicity stunt to give the station the longest name of any railway station in Britain. According to Sir John Morris-Jones the name was created by a local tailor, whose name he did not confide, letting the secret die with him; this form of the name adds a reference to the whirlpool in the Menai Strait known as the Swellies and to the
Llanfair Caereinion is a small town and community in Montgomeryshire, Wales upon the River Banwy, around 8 miles west of Welshpool. In 2011 the ward had a population of 1,810; the town is built upon the site of an old Roman fort. Llanfair is most famous for being a terminus of the Llanfair Light Railway; the site of the Battle of Maes Moydog is nearby. About 6 miles to the west of Llanfair is the Foel Studio, a recording studio the clients of which have included Hawkwind, My Bloody Valentine, Van der Graaf Generator and many more. Thomas James Jehu, born here Photos of Llanfair Caereinion and surrounding area on geograph
Llanview, Pennsylvania is the fictional setting for the long-running American soap opera One Life to Live. The city exists in the same fictional universe as cities from other existing or defunct ABC daytime dramas, including Pine Valley, Pennsylvania from All My Children, Port Charles, New York from General Hospital, Corinth, Pennsylvania from Loving; the community is a suburb of Philadelphia, modeled after the actual Chestnut Hill section of the city, though the name Llanview suggests an inspiration closer to the Welsh settlements of Upper Merion Township and Lower Merion Township north west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The name Llanview is a conjunction of Welsh llan with English -view, for a meaning of Parish-view or View of the Church Parish. Other in-universe locations, such as the Lord estate of Llanfair, suggest a Welsh historical element, it has yet to be revealed. It is said to be the county seat of Llantano County and located on the Llantano River, across from All My Children's Pine Valley.
In the fictional universe, the mayor of the town was Llanview physician Dorian Lord. Dorian resigned her position to take over a Senate seat in Washington, D. C. after the then-current senator was caught in a sex scandal. As a result, Kathleen Finn became the town's current mayor. Llanview is the home of conglomerates Buchanan Enterprises. Town media is owned by the Lord family, with preeminent local newspaper The Banner owned and run by Victoria Lord; the Banner's rival publication is The Sun, run by Viki's half-brother Todd Manning. Llanview Hospital is the local medical center, Angel Square is a central area located in East Llanview. Bo Buchanan is appointed Llanview Police Commissioner in 1995. Bo is reinstated. Bo's wife Nora Hanen is District Attorney. Former Llanview high school teacher Marcie McBain is the best-selling author of The Killing Club, a mystery novel. From 1984 to 1991 the Market Street Bridge overlooking downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania stood in as the establishing shot for the show's intro.
On July 29, 2008, Bo Buchanan states that Llanview's area code is 267. The Llanview zip code is noted to be 19100 in the January 2009 episode. Storylines: 1968-1979 Storylines: 1980-1989 Storylines: 1990-1999 Storylines: 2000-2012 Llanview Woman of the Year - Annual banquet held at The Palace Hotel to celebrate and honor a woman of Llanview for her involvement and charitable acts in the community, notable because every year something disastrous happens to the honoree during the event. Honorees have included:2007 - Lindsay Rappaport - Arrested for Spencer Truman's murder 2005 - Evangeline Williamson - Kidnapped by the Killing Club Killer 2002 - Rae Cummings - Revealed as a fraud by Asa Buchanan 1998 - Nora Buchanan - Publicly revealed by Lindsay Rappaport to be carrying Sam Rappaport's babyGo Red Ball - An annual fund raiser gala held at The Palace Hotel for the American Heart Association to benefit heart health awareness. 2008 - Allison Perkins kidnaps Jessica Buchanan holding her at gunpoint falling over a high balcony, before revealing her big secret.
Llanview Man of the Year - Annual gala held at Shelter by the Llanview Veterans' Organization to celebrate and honor a man of Llanview for his involvement and charitable acts in the community, notable because every year something disastrous happens to the honoree during the event. Honorees have included:2013 - Bo Buchanan - His award presentation was crashed by his drunken brother Clint Buchanan, who had a public meltdown during the gala before he was taken to the hospital. Music Box Killer. Trailing the killer, FBI Agent John McBain discovers the first of four Llanview murder victims, who include Gabrielle Medina; some potential victims survive. Baby Switch Paul Cramer sets off a major chain of events between Llanview and Pine Valley by helping his sister Kelly Cramer obtain a baby after she miscarries and attempts to hide the truth from her husband Kevin Buchanan. While Babe Carey and Bianca Montgomery are in labor, Paul fakes a helicopter crash and switches the babies around, giving Babe's child to Kelly and Bianca's child to Babe.
The truth about the babies' identities is revealed in the resulting three-way custody battle. Paul is murdered, the backlash is as explosive as the Baby Switch itself. Killing Club Killer A serial killer, re-enacting the events in Marcie Walsh's new novel, kills or kidnaps those close to her. Llanview Tornado A terrible storm hits Llanview on the day of Marcie Walsh and Michael McBain's wedding day. St. James' rectory c
Llanfair is a village and community in the Ardudwy area of Gwynedd in Wales. It has a population of 474, reducing to 453 at the 2011 census; the village of Llanfair is situated to the east of the A496 coastal road between Llanbedr and Harlech. The parish church of St Mair, dating from the 12th century, was restored in the 19th century, it is a grade II* listed building. The Chwarel Hen slate quarry, which operated in the 19th and early 20th century, is situated close to the village and is open to the public. Chwarel Hen slate quarry
Llanfair, Vale of Glamorgan
Llanfair is a community in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. It is located south of the town of Cowbridge and includes the settlements of St Hilary, Llandough, St Mary Church and The Herberts. Llanfair has a community council comprising eight councillors, who meet at St Hilary Village Hall. For elections to the Vale of Glamorgan Council the community is part of the Cowbridge electoral ward. Buildings of note in Llanfair include Old Beaupre Castle near St Hilary, Grade I listed and Llandough Castle, Grade II* listed. St Hilary's parish church is Grade II* listed. Llanfair Community Council