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Category:Town - Pontypool

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"The town was once celebrated for the manufacture of japanned ware, peculiar in its kind, and named 'Pont-y-Pool japan' but this trade is now (1868) totally extinct"

Ref: Slater's Directory of Glos, Herefs, Mon, Shrops & Wales, 1868