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John Hughes, an engineer from Merthyr Tydfil, went to Imperial Russia in the 1870s. On the wide empty plains – the steppes – of the southern Ukraine, he set up an ironworks which developed into a huge industrial complex. Around the works grew up a town: Hughesovka.


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Too bad that Hughesovka has been in the thick of it lately.  :(

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Again, I appreciate learning about this, SFA...and again also, I love hearing the Welsh names and place names...you just KNOW that a place called Merthyr Tydfil must needs produce great people!

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Yes, indeed, Virginia!  :)

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Yes..I was in Merthyr before Christmas watching rugby.

Rich with industrial history.

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Here, Virginia, you can practice Welsh city and town names with Pete Seeger.  :)


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Oh Tink...LONG time ago...I enjoyed it, went to YT and this appears to have come from a college concert in 1960! 

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And it is Rum knee

I’ve been to all of the places mentioned in the song.

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That is remarkable, and wonderful too, SFA!

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He got Rhymney right in this performance:


I hope you didn't meet Corneil and Amy in Swansea!  :D :D :D


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I finally just looked up Pete Seeger on Wikipedia...had not thought of him for LONG time...anyway, he lived until 2014, he was 94 years old!

He was well known as a songwriter, of course...especially the protest songs the Sixties were famous for...I suppose that at some time I actually knew that he wrote all these..A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (with additional lyrics by Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer(The Hammer Song)" (with Lee Haysof the Weavers), "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" (also with Hays), and "Turn! Turn! Turn!", 

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