Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Aberavon, a town in Glamorganshire, on the river Avon, 8 miles from Swansea on the road to Cardiff, and 196 from London. Though a place of great antiquity, its importance dates from the recent development of metal-smelting, the district abounding in coal, iron, lead, zinc, and copper. Port Talbot, the harbour, has been much improved.