Porth

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Porth
Park Crescent, Porth - geograph.org.uk - 414372.jpg
Houses, Porth
Population5,970 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceST025915
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPORTH
Postcode districtCF39
Dialling code01443
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Rhondda Cynon Taf

Porth is a village in the Rhondda Valleys, Wales. Porth is at at the joint of the Rhondda Fawr and Rhondda Fach, Porth sees itself as the capital of the Rhondda.

History[change | change source]

On 11 April 1877 the Tynewydd Colliery was the scene of a mine disaster that led to a mine rescue operation following which four first-class and twenty-one second-class Albert Medals for Lifesaving were awarded. A build-up of water in old Cymmer Colliery resulted in flooding of the Tynewydd mine. Only fourteen of 100 miners employed at the mine were working underground at the time of the accident. Four of the trapped miners were rescued after eighteen hours.

The nearby village of Dinas Was the site of the first coal mine in the Rhonddda.

Transport[change | change source]

From Porth you can travel by bus to places such as Cardiff, Treochy, Pontypridd, Porth has a train station in Hannah Street.

Schools[change | change source]

There are schools in Porth. Porth Infants for 3-6 yrs old. Porth Juniors for 6-11 yrs old. Porth County Community School for 11-18 yrs old (opened in 1973).Michael Sheen (the Welsh actor) visited PCCS in May 2009.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "Community population 2011". Retrieved 16 November 2015.