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1986 Language and Trade

 The differences between the west bank 
 and the east bank of the river Loughor
 are not only physical ones. The rate  
 of anglicising seems greater on the   
 West Glamorgan side than on the Dyfed 
 side. There are more Welsh speakers in
 the more rural Dyfed area than in the 
 more industrial West Glamorgan side.  
 Pontarddulais families do their       
 shopping mainly in Swansea, whilst    
 Llangennech and Hendy families use    
 Llanelli as their main shopping       
 centre. Pontarddulais is the larger of
 the three communities and contains the
 greater range of facilities for its   
 families. These are found centrally in
 the main street passing through the   

Map of the area

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