Notable People

February 20, 2017

David Jones, his family and the history of Banking

David Jones, a part time drover and farmer’s son, founded the Bank of the Black Ox in 1799 in the premises known as the King’s Head […]
February 14, 2017

Edward Jenkins

The Mail Pillar – A Coach and Bull Story? A stone pillar by the side of the A40, invites the curious to stop and read.  It […]
February 13, 2017

David Lloyd Jones

  David Lloyd Jones of Penybont Llandovery spent the greater part of his life sheep farming in Australia but he retained a warm and generous  heart […]
February 9, 2017

Thomas Roberts, Llandovery Town Councillor, Mayor & Businessman.

  Today, on the corner of High Street and Bridge Street, you will find a virtually unaltered late Victorian commercial premises with a strong architectural character. […]
February 4, 2017

Lord Nelson

The Nelson Suite at the Castle Hotel here in Llandovery commemorates his stay on the 28th July 1802. So why he was here?  Lord Hamilton owned […]
February 3, 2017

Peter Williams. Born 1895

The 1911 Census shows that he was 16 years old, had been born in Llandovery and was already working as a Carpenter for his father, Thomas […]
February 3, 2017

William Williams Pantycelyn 1717 – 1791

William Williams Pantycelyn : Wales’s Foremost Hymn Writer One of the three great Revivalists of the 18th Century, William Williams left an indelible mark on life, […]
January 27, 2017

Miss M.E. Morris 1888 – 1941

Ysgol Rhys Prichard Head Teacher 1911—1941 The name of Mary Elizabeth Morris appears in the school Log Book of the now Ysgol Rhys Prichard in its […]
January 3, 2017

David T. Harries : A “Gwynfe” Welsh-American and D. Aneurin Rhydderch from Llandovery

  Reported in the Brecon and Radnor Express on the 7th January 1915 :  a snippet on the Grand Benefit Concert in Chicago in November 1914: […]
July 7, 2016

Olwen Lewis

History of Mrs Olwen Lewis, *B.E.M. Born in Cynghordy, Olwen was the daughter of a local builder. Olwen lived in the locality all her life and […]
July 7, 2016

A tale of two brothers

Daniel and Mary Jane Jones lived at Lower Lodge, Cynghordy. Daniel was a railway Plate Layer but although he worked on the railway, Daniel was very […]
July 7, 2016

Dan Richards

  Private Dan Richards, of the Kings Royal Rifles, son of Mr. Richards, Plansnewydd, Siloh, near Llandovery (who prior to joining the Colours was assistant under […]
May 27, 2016

Vicar Prichard 1579 – 1644

Vicar Pritchard  was the author of many works, the most famous being “Cannwyll y Cymry (The Welshman’s Candle). Rhys was believed to have been born in […]
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