Pontarddulais is a town in South Wales whose name translates literally to Bridge on the Black Stream.
In 1839, the Llanelli Dock Company built a railway line through the town to take anthracite coal to Llanelli from the Amman Valley (Sound familiar?)
When six tinplate works were founded, the town went from being a railway junction to an industrial community in its own right, attracting workers from as far as Italy to come and work here. Unfortunately, industry began to decline in the 1950s as more modern tinplate works moved into nearby towns, and Pontarddulais started to become the commuter town it is now.
Nowadays, Pontarddulais has a population of around 9,000 and is known for its beautiful scenery and warm community feel; and, now, for its coffee.