Llannelli, situated about ten miles to the west of the
city of Swansea, is the largest town in Carmarthenshire and in west
Wales, with a population of around 40,000. The town grew significantly
during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries because of coal and the
associated industries of tin and steel. Llannelli, like so many towns
once dependent on coal, has seen a great industrial decline since the
closure of the pits in the nineteen eighties. Among other things,
Llannelli is famous for its rugby team.
The map below shows the town as it was
around the middle of last century. Click on a selected area of the map
to see an enlargement.