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The Main Roads Committee of Breconshire County Council met on 17th July 1891, and considered many bridge repairs and road works during the meeting. One of these bridges was at Cefncoedcymmer. The 14 aldermen and councillors gave special consideration to this matter when a group of local residents attended the meeting to present its case:
"Cefncoedcymmer Joint Bridge. Breconshire and Glamorganshire
However, the matter was not recommended to the full Council until a couple of the committee members had a rethink on the cost of the enterprise:
"As an amendment Col W Jones Thomas moved and Councillor David Vaughan seconded that the bridge be repaired and the approaches altered at a cost of £500 to be divided equally between the two Counties, or that a new Bridge be built, Breconshire to pay one third of the cost and Glamorganshire two thirds, including the cost of the purchase of the cottage required to be pulled down.
On a vote being taken the amendment was declared carried by 7 votes to 3."
For more information on Col W Jones Thomas, visit this page.
A Roger Rogers appeared in the Cyfarthfa census on 1891 and may well have been the head of the bridge delegation:
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