Abergavenny (GB)

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Abergavenny (Welsh: Y Fenni), meaning Mouth of the River Gavenny, is a market town in Monmouthshire, Wales. It is located 15 miles (24 km) west of Monmouth on the A40 and A465 roads, 6 miles (10 km) from the English border. Originally the site of a Roman fort, Gobannium, it became a medieval walled town within the Welsh Marches. The town contains the remains of a medieval stone castle built soon after the Norman conquest of Wales. Abergavenny is promoted as the "Gateway to Wales".

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1844 type cancel number 1 of Abergavenny
1957 Inland Telegram sent from Abergavenny to West Bromwich. Rated 3/- paid with 2x 1/6d Wildings