Llandybie, High Street c.1955

Photo ref: L260006

Memories of Llandybie

This photo shows the by-pass (Heol Gwilym) after its construction around 1962. Prior to by-pass construction, the A483 went through the village. The by-pass effectively neutered the village and thereafter its character deteriorated as a result. Coming before the demolition of the Plas, Llandybie's (...Read full memory)

I was born there and spent my early years in Campbell Road. Back in those days there was a farm in the middle of the village, the Plas, and cows were kept in the field which were taken for milking to the old cowsheds then in Kings Road leading up to the Church! There were many shops as one walked around the (...Read full memory)

Trying to trace Gelli in Llandybie, could be a farm, my ancestors brother, John Alexander, lived there in 1720, he married Mary Lake, my ancestor David Alexander moved to Bettws and married Jenet Rees on the marriage register it states he was 'alias gelly' grateful of any help please. I have a copy of Gomer Roberts' History of Llandybie. Diolch/ Thank you.

I was born in Llandybie in 1945 at number 9 Woodfield Road.  My mother and father were Bronwen and Harold Owen and I have two sisters and one brother.  The only neighbours names I can recall are Mr and Mrs Tudge(?) although I don't remember them. My father was a miner in the Pencae pit as was my grandfather Tom Owen (...Read full memory)

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