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WELSH VALLEYS TOWN PRESSES FOR WORLD RECOGNITION

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A Welsh valleys town which has been called the cradle of the Industrial Revolution is lobbying for recognition as a...
A Welsh valleys town which has been called the cradle of the Industrial Revolution is lobbying for recognition as a world heritage site, according to the Western Mail (p6).

Rhodri Morgan, economic development secretary of the national assembly, is to open a conference on regeneration and heritage centred round Blaenavon's bid for the coveted Unesco status.

Leader of Torfaen CBC Brian Smith said: 'The value of Blaenavon as a complete picture in the early years of the Industrial Revolution has been widely recognised.

'The conference will bring together leading figures from the world of heritage and regeneration. We hope to learn from some of the best practice in Britain and Europe where the promotion of heritage has been used to drive effective regeneration.'
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