West Glamorgan Villages covers the villages of the new counties of Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and the City and County of Swansea, from former mining valleys to the coastal plain and the beautiful Gower peninsular. 149 villages are covered in the book. Each village is described highlighting features of interest whether it be history, legend, or personalities. The stories of the villages reflect the changes that have occurred over the years and the transient nature of civilization. Rural communities have seen their villages change into commuter suburbs. The industrial revolution saw deserted green valleys develop into thriving communities that are w seeking reasons for their continuing existence. Every age, whether it be Neolithic, Bronze, Iron, Roman, Celtic Christianity, Norman or Industrial, has left its mark on the area. From the earliest kwn human in Britain to coal mines and heavy metal industry, from Norman castle to n-conformist chapel the story is to be found in these villages.