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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)

I would love to hear from any other family members from this area. My family came from the following farms - Tireinon (maybe spelt Tyr-Einon), Y Dderwen, Nant Y Mynydd, Glyn Henllan, Gellisifor to name but a few. The main family name was Roberts. My Great Grandfather, John Roberts (Known as John Tireinon/Tyr-Einon) used to (...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.

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)

My G G grandfather David Griffiths was one of the blacksmiths in Llandybie. he lived at Henbont and had many children all who stayed and married in the area. I would love to be able to find out who and where the relations of said family members are today. David was the son of William Griffiths blacksmith of Talley, (...Read full memory)

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)