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The country  comprises the whole of West Glamorgan and lies adjacent to the country around the Gower Peninsular, with common and arable land, a large tract of open common land at Felindre and Morriston, small stone wall enclosures at Birchgrove and Longford and rugged open hills and forestries at the top end of the Swansea and Neath valleys. Main towns are Swansea and Neath. 

The Banwen Miners Hunt was formed in 1962-63 on the demise of the West Glamorgan Hunt and became registered in 1963. Tom Jones and Tom Hopkins began in that year their long joint Mastership which lasted until 1976. Sir David-Evans Bevan, Bart, was President and gave the Hunt the lamp-room of the local colliery when it closed. This quickly became the Hunt kennels and “a legend was born”. At first the Hunt was wholly run by the inhabitants of the little colliery village of Banwen, although it is now as cosmopolitan as any other hunt. In 2021 Banwen Miners Hunt left the Master of Fox Hounds Association leaving behind the Foxhound and moving to the Bloodhounds joining the Master of Drag and Bloodhounds Association. 

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