Abercarn is located north-west of Newport and has a long history of coal mining in collieries that have now all closed. The Prince of Wales Colliery being one of the best know but sadly because of the tragedy of September 1878 when 268 men and boys died due to an explosion thought to be caused by a mining lamp.

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Abercarn Bowls Club
Founded in 1920 and winners of many prestigious trophies. View the history of the club with results, disabled access details and how to join.
Abercarn Primary School
An overview of the school and it's activities as well as parents information.
Abercarn RFC
Details of the seniors and juniors teams with images, match reports and future games dates.
Abercarn.co.uk
Community site for Abercarn highlighting local news, jobs and businesses in the area.
Wikipedia - Abercarn Colliery Disaster
Tells the story of the 3rd worst loss of life in the South Wales coalfields with 268 men and boys being killed in 1878.
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