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Maxime Cinema

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Blackwood

Blackwood sits on the bank of the Sirhowy River       in the South Wales Valleys. Founded as a model   village in the early 19th century, its fortunes rose    and fell  with the coal industry. At the height of the Industrial Revolution, Blackwood gave birth to the Chartist Movement that demanded basic rights for workers.   

Today a centre for business, culture and debate, Blackwood is known internationally for its links to    the Manic Street Preachers. In recent years, the    local community has been the subject of major  feature documentaries Dark Horse, Mr Calzaghe     and No Manifesto.

Blackwood has good transport links to nearby   Cardiff and Newport and also offers high quality accommodation such as the Maes Manor Hotel.  

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Blackwood Miners' Institute