Huw Edwards' The Story of Wales, includes a piece on the history of the Copper Mines in Swansea
Watched it Sunday evening , says how important Swansea and the docks were , the episode's I have seen is excellent for anybody who enjoys History
Now you know where Copper bottoms come from Mark ,
Win the league and it will be Cooperopolis 😂
I've been watching the series on iPlayer and it is very interesting both from an historical view and that of being Welsh.
I must confess to being somewhat ignorant to some of the detail prior to watching, but it has certainly refreshed my memory and given me a Welsh history lesson 👨🏫
What I didn't know , in 1760 Merthyr was a little village of just 40 homes , within 40 years it was the iron capital of the world with a population of almost 8 ,000 people ,
Last time I was there I was working in the Gurnos (admittedly about 10 years ago) - and it seemed to have returned to 40 homes and about 100,000 benefit mailing addresses.
There's some incredibly interesting stuff in this series I never knew.
The Merthyr one was a big eye-opener. A slum back then, and today? One of the poorest towns in the UK.
Another interesting fact was the 2 biggest towns in Wales were Camarthen and Wrexham .