Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen is a village found within the Neath Port Talbot region of southern Wales, in the western part of the United Kingdom. The village is situated approximately five mile east of the nearest town of Ammanford and nearly twenty miles north of Swansea. In the more immediate area you will find a number of similarly sized villages including the likes of Cwmgors, Brynamman, Tairgwaith, Glanaman and Garnant.
The Etymology Of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen
The name of the village of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen is clearly Welsh in origin and is thought to be a derivation of the original moniker of Gwaun Cegerwen, which would translate as meaning ‘white hemlock heath’. This is likely to have been a reference to the indigenous fauna of the area at the time that the settlement was established. Today, the village is often referred to as simply “Y Waun” or “GCG” by residents for ease.
Famous Residents Of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen
Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen is by no means a well-known or nationally recognisable settlement but it has actually been the birthplace of a number of famous faces and celebrities. These include the likes of actress Sian Phillips and Former Wales and British and Irish Lions player Gareth Edwards, who has actually had a street in the village named after him.
The Population Of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen
The village of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen is home to a small permanent resident population who are served by the local amenities and facilities of the village. It is by no means a major centre of population, however, and has a less active and busy pace of living than many larger settlements.
Whether this is ostensibly a positive or a negative is open to debate but what it certainly does mean is that there aren’t many accidents or injuries in the Welsh village. That does not however mean that there are never Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen accident claim proceedings launched and that the issue should not be discussed.
Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen Accident Claim Proceedings
If a resident of the village or a visitor suffers an injury which was somebody else’s fault then they may be entitled to compensation and would go about seeking it by means of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen accident claim proceedings. These proceedings are possible so that these victims can gain at least a degree of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial hardships that they have had to face as a result of their injury.
If all of that makes you think that you could be in a position to pursue a Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen accident claim yourself, then your first course of action should be to contact Accident Advice Helpline. They are the people who can give you the best advice, guidance and assistance with any kind of claim and their advisers are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week when you call either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 20th October 2014
Author: David Brown