Penybontfawr, Powys

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Penybontfawr, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Penybontfawr

Historic Maps of Penybontfawr and the local area.

Memories of Penybontfawr
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Read and share your memories of Penybontfawr itself or of a particular photo of Penybontfawr.

Our first house we lived in after moving from Kettering to Wales back in the 90's. Apparently it was the overseers house from the building of the dam at Lake Vyrnwy, being a timber framed sectional building it was transported after completion of the dam to Penybontfawr. It was bought by a local builder, and dismantling took place, a spark from a chainsaw caused it to burn to the ground. Two new modern houses now sit on the grounds, one still bearing the name Bron-Y-De.

Born at Peniarth Isaf, attended primary school where the first headmaster was Mr. E.L.Jones, followed by Mr. Bamborough. Local life was centered around Bethania Chapel and events at the Village Hall. In those days, the 2 shops were owned by Mr. Llew Roberts and Mr. G.J. Owen. The Railway Inn was run by the Astley family. Best memories would have been home life, heavily involved in farm work and ...see more