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Caehopkin School 12
Views of the school

of Caehopkin
in the winter
of 1999

Caehopkin from Abercrave This photograph shows the school from across the valley at Abercrave. The ridge behind - here landscaped and under snow - was once the site of both the Abercrave and International Anthracite collieries. The latter was said to be so called because of the Spanish and Portugese miners brought in to work underground. Many of these lived in Brooklands Terrace which led to it being nicknamed "Spanish Row" locally. One Spanish pupil of the school tragically drowned in the Tawe in June 1921.
  The school from the south

This photograph shows the school with the village of Abercrave across the valley in the distance.

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