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1986 Customs,Five Roads

 LANGUAGE: Welsh is spoken as the first
 language but English is used.The      
 majority are of Welsh decent but there
 was a German influx after World War II
 when a shaft was sunk at              
 Cynheidre.Most now live in a hostel.  
 The area has become popular for       
 English families moving in.           
 EISTEDDFOD: This is a competitive     
 festival of singing,poetry and drama. 
 GYMANFA GANU (Singing Festival):      
 Members from surrounding chapels meet 
 to sing under one conductor.          
 SAINT DAVID'S DAY: The festival of the
 patron Saint is on March 1.Girls wear 
 national costume to school with the   
 leek and daffodil as emblems.A Morning
 Eisteddfod is followed by an afternoon
 CARNIVAL: Held annually in the summer 
 to raise funds.                       

Map of the area

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