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Roofing in Bridgend & Porthcawl

Do you need a reliable roofing contractor in Bridgend or Porthcawl? If so, local roofing contractors, CFR Roofing, have been providing professional roofing services in the Bridgend & Porthcawl area for over 33 years, and have the skills and experience to tackle any type of roofing job. Why not give them a call on 07974 953414.

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About Bridgend

It is thought that the area we now know as Bridgend was settled before Roman times, with several prehistoric burial mounds being discovered. The area was important to the Romans, being a natural low-level route west to the Roman fort and harbour at Neath, and part of the A48 close to Bridgend has a section of Roman Road.

After the Norman invasion in 1066, groups of Norman Barons arrived in the area and created the Welsh Marches in South East Wales. The three castles in Bridgend, Ogmore Castle, Newcastle Castle and Coity Castle were built in Norman Times, and provided the area with a defensive triangle.

The town of Bridgend itself developed at a ford on the River Ogmore. In the 15th century a stone bridge was built, with four arches, connecting permanently each side of the river. In the 18th century two of the arches were washed away in a flood, but the remainder of the bridge still remains today, and is an integral part of the town. The town itself takes its name from the bridge – Bridgend (which is Pen-y-Bont ar Ogwr in Welsh).

Because of the important river position it held, on the main route between East and West Wales, Bridgend quickly grew into an important agricultural town which was vital to local farmers.

When coal was discovered in the South Wales Valleys north of Bridgend, this had a further impact on the development of the town, and road and rail links between London and the rest of the country were improved to transport it. Bridgend was thriving by this time, by the start of the 20th Century it had a population of 61,000.

Bridgend continued growing, during the Second World War, with the opening of a large munitions factory, an overspill of the Royal arsenal in Greenwich. It employed 40,000 people and had the largest workforce of any factory in the UK. In 1948 Bridgend hosted the National Eisteddfod.

The 1970’s saw the period of largest growth. The missing section of the M4 was constructed around the town, and two multi-national corporations, Sony and Ford, set up factories in the newly developed industrial estate, providing jobs for many of those who were left unemployed by the decline of the Welsh coal industry.

Bridgend today is a busy town, road links in and around the centre have been improved, and the pedestrianisation of the town centre, which was initially unpopular, has been used to advantage hosting festivals, seasonal and continental markets and other events throughout the year.

CFR Roofing

CFR Roofing have been providing local roofing services to residents and businesses within the Bridgend and Porthcawl regions for the past 32 years, and look forward to continuing to be of service to the region for many years to come.

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