Brecon, Powys
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Brecon and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

So Quiet !

This photo evokes memories of Brecon when it was a small peaceful market town with little traffic. I find it difficult to imagine now that this street had two way traffic. We had no traffic lights in Brecon then, just a traffic controller at the top of Ship St. Today this scene would be of traffic everywhere, parked cars and lorries ...Read full memory

A memory of Brecon by Margaret Sommers

Rasc 31 Coy Derring Lines

I came to Brecon in 1957, I think I had been here in another life as the place was so familiar, it was like coming home. My Army days in Brecon were great, Peg;s Café by the bus station, the café at Camden corner, the café at the top of the hill, the place was brilliant. The people so friendly, Mr & Mrs Price, he worked ...Read full memory

A memory of Brecon by Ted Lay

Day Trips To Brecon

As a child growing up in the mining village of Cwmtwrch in the 1940's and 50's, I enjoyed the family day trips to the cathedral town of Brecon, especially in summer. The public bus would take us from Ystradgynlais to Brecon,a distance of 20 miles passing interesting places such as Craigynos Castle (once owned by the famous ...Read full memory

A memory of Brecon by David Lougher