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Talywain is a village situated between Garndiffaith, Abersychan and Pentwyn in Monmouthshire.

It has a long heritage in education and coal mining. The old 'British' coal-mining site was a great source of income and work for many of the local settlers and attracted people from far and wide with the chance of a stable job and living. The mine was produced coal and produce for a good half of a century before closing in May 1974.

The former British School was demolished in the 1990s and a housing association development was built on the site.

Talywain offers hilltop views of the beautiful surrounding scenery. It has several public houses along with a few small shops and a nearby viaduct which used to be used as a main train track and transport from Pontypool to Blaenavon for many years.

Talywain has its own rugby and football clubs along with a golf course and golf driving range. The football club is called Fairfield F.C. and the rugby club, Talywain RFC.

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