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Caption for Dinas-Mawddwy, The Village C1955: The recently afforested mountains near Dinas changed the landscape for a generation. Distinctive Welsh woollen cloth was manufactured at the mill in the village, and has latterly become a tourist outlet for these products. Dinas Mawddwy is also infamous for the murder of one Lewis Owen, Baron of the Exchequer and Vice Chamberlain of North Wales. He was put to death by a group known as the Red Bandits or Gwylliaid Cochian (on account of the colour of their hair) of Dinas Mawddwy in 1555. They were notorious for making raids and causing mayhem in a wide area, and Owen had attempted to curtail their activities.

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