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Eddie legge

Ebbw Vale past and presant

Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent
NP23 8F
Ebbw Vale (Glyn Ebwy in Welsh) is a historical steel making town at the head of the Ebbw Fawr Valley. It is the main town of Blaenau Gwent and home to Festival Park, the legacy of Garden Festival Wales held in 1992.

The event transformed the former steelworks site. The festival ran for four months and attracted over 2 million visitors. The development cost around 18 million pounds. It is now the site of the Festival Park Outlet, a major retail outlet comprising of approximately forty shops and a park with woodlands and wetlands.

Some famous connections are:


Jeff Banks, fashion designer,
Victor Spinetti, actor.
Brian Hibbard, actor.
Mark Williams, snooker player.
martyn142

What the hell are you going on about now?
stoob

Ebbw Vale Past and Present

Think it's part of the member for Badminton' comeback speech.
martyn142

Laughing

I genuinely have no idea what keyboard warrior Eddie has posted this for. The problem is, if he tries to explain, I will still probably have no idea.
kdwent

Probably auditioning for Wikipedia.          No mention of railway station(s) or funicular railways tho.   Wonder why?
Rocke

I thought the steelworks ruins were still up when the Garden Festival was on?
I wasn't about at the time but 'The Works' certainly came about after the Eisteddfod, and the ground was cleared for it.
That was about 2009.

I hardly think the Garden Festival brought that about. There wasn't even a Welsh Assembly then.

Victor Spinetti and Mark Williams are Cwm boys.
Perhaps we're being prepared for a 'Greater Ebbw Vale' ?

Oh, and he's forgotten that it was once reported that Oasis' manager had deposited £200million into the EV branch of Barclays.

And of course there's the hospital.
Perhaps we're about to hear of the first ever Legge transplant, donor a town by the name of Blaina.
Rocke

kdwent wrote:
Probably auditioning for Wikipedia.          No mention of railway station(s) or funicular railways tho.   Wonder why?


Nor The Works, largest inward investment in the EU I believe (at one time anyway).

He's having a Jethro Tull moment I think.   Very Happy
Ian

Surely none of this would have happened if it hadn't have been for the  Labour Party  Laughing
martyn142

If only it had all happened in our town. You know, the one this message board was set up to discuss.
Ian Jones

The meeting at Llanhilleth last night 19th Feb 2014 saw almost every seat in the house taken, although it seems a very outspoken member of this forum was absent.
No excuses were given for their absence.
The meeting whist not changing the minds of Officers and Councillor's did however show the strength of feeling the public has against the way in which the council has conducted itself and how the cuts to the budget have fallen.
People of all ages attended and although they had nothing else in common they all voiced strong opinions on many different issues brought about by the budget cuts.
Strangely no member of the public stood up and supported the council's views.
eddie jones

Ian Jones wrote:
The meeting at Llanhilleth last night 19th Feb 2014 saw almost every seat in the house taken, although it seems a very outspoken member of this forum was absent.
No excuses were given for their absence.
The meeting whist not changing the minds of Officers and Councillor's did however show the strength of feeling the public has against the way in which the council has conducted itself and how the cuts to the budget have fallen.
People of all ages attended and although they had nothing else in common they all voiced strong opinions on many different issues brought about by the budget cuts.
Strangely no member of the public stood up and supported the council's views.


Still waiting for rocke`s bus to turn up.............another load of bulls.it that was. What a surprise.
martyn142

eddie jones wrote:
Ian Jones wrote:
The meeting at Llanhilleth last night 19th Feb 2014 saw almost every seat in the house taken, although it seems a very outspoken member of this forum was absent.
No excuses were given for their absence.
The meeting whist not changing the minds of Officers and Councillor's did however show the strength of feeling the public has against the way in which the council has conducted itself and how the cuts to the budget have fallen.
People of all ages attended and although they had nothing else in common they all voiced strong opinions on many different issues brought about by the budget cuts.
Strangely no member of the public stood up and supported the council's views.


Still waiting for rocke`s bus to turn up.............another load of bulls.it that was. What a surprise.

I thought you spoke very well in support of Hedley. Glad to see you are as committed to the cause as you sound on this message board  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
Rocke

eddie jones wrote:
Ian Jones wrote:
The meeting at Llanhilleth last night 19th Feb 2014 saw almost every seat in the house taken, although it seems a very outspoken member of this forum was absent.
No excuses were given for their absence.
The meeting whist not changing the minds of Officers and Councillor's did however show the strength of feeling the public has against the way in which the council has conducted itself and how the cuts to the budget have fallen.
People of all ages attended and although they had nothing else in common they all voiced strong opinions on many different issues brought about by the budget cuts.
Strangely no member of the public stood up and supported the council's views.


Still waiting for rocke`s bus to turn up.............another load of bulls.it that was. What a surprise.


Just for our readers (and to further show you and your tactics up) - the (paraphrased) words were 'if anyone needs transport PM me and I'll happily sort out a bus (Henleys, a local company of course)'.

Anyway, in a couple of months we'll see how many councillors who attended claimed travelling expenses.

At least Irish Jim won't be claiming air fare (unless of course he came back specifically from visiting his mates).

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