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Local History Day 15 October

Items collected at an event on Saturday 15 October 2011 at the Monty Club in Newtown as part of the National Library of Wales' outreach activities in the area. These were digitised following an open invitation for members of the public to bring their archives
Statement of expenditure for Dolforgan Estate, Newtown for the half year up to 31 December 1899. John Bancroft Willans lived at Dolforgan Estate, a wealthy landowner, he had a keen interest in photography. His collection includes photographs of farms...
A photograph of a woodcutter standing in front of the sawmill at Kerry.
The railway was built to carry timber and sheep from Kerry.
A photograph of the railway between Kerry and Abermule crossing the dingle.
A photograph of the beech trees at Dolforgan Hall. These trees were felled and sheds erected in their place. John Bancroft Willans lived at Dolforgan Estate, a wealthy landowner, he had a keen interest in photography. His collection includes photographs...
A photograph of the vegetable garden at Dolforgan Hall, Newtown. John Bancroft Willans lived at Dolforgan Estate, a wealthy landowner, he had a keen interest in photography. His collection includes photographs of farms and buildings on his estate.
A photograph of the clog maker who came to Dolforgan estate each summer to make clogs for the employees of the estate.
A photograph of John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown. J.B. Willans was a wealthy landowner and he had a keen interest in photography. His collection includes photographs of farms and buildings on his estate.
A photograph of Fred de la Rue or Fred the Jockey the son of a hanger-on in the French wars taken by John Wilkes Poundley. Poundley (1873-1932) was one of the last in the line of one of the old families of Montgomeryshire. Family tradition stated that...
A photograph taken by John Wilkes Poundley (1873-1932) was one of the last in the line of one of the old families of Montgomeryshire. Family tradition stated that the family accompanied Lord Clive when he moved to Powis Castle in the early 19th century....
An invoice from A.H. Mayhew, second hand booksellers, London charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from E. Goodall and Co., Manchester charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Woodall, Minshall, Thomas and Co., Oswestry charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from A.H. Mayhew, second hand booksellers, London charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from A.H. Mayhew, second hand booksellers, London charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from A.H. Mayhew, second hand booksellers, London charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from E. Goodall and Co., Manchester charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
Pryce Jones the Royal Welsh Warehouse is located at Newtown. The company was the world's first mail order business selling drapery.
Pryce Jones the Royal Welsh Warehouse is located at Newtown. The company was the world's first mail order business selling drapery.
An invoice from Philip, Son & Nephew, Map, Charts and Atlas Publishers charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
Pryce Jones the Royal Welsh Warehouse is located at Newtown. The company was the world's first mail order business selling drapery.
Pryce Jones the Royal Welsh Warehouse is located at Newtown. The company was the world's first mail order business selling drapery.
Pryce Jones the Royal Welsh Warehouse is located at Newtown. The company was the world's first mail order business selling drapery.
Pryce Jones the Royal Welsh Warehouse is located at Newtown. The company was the world's first mail order business selling drapery.
Pryce Jones the Royal Welsh Warehouse is located at Newtown. The company was the world's first mail order business selling drapery.
Pryce Jones the Royal Welsh Warehouse is located at Newtown. The company was the world's first mail order business selling drapery.
Pryce Jones the Royal Welsh Warehouse is located at Newtown. The company was the world's first mail order business selling drapery.
An invoice from Sandbach and Company, Cut Glass Manufacturers and Dealers in Porcelains, Manchester charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Cooke Bros., & Roberts, Auctioneers and Valuers, Newtown charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from W.H. Smith & Son, Booksellers and Newsagents, London charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from A.H. Mayhew, second hand booksellers, London charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Jones Bros., Ironmongers, Newtown charged to Mr Jarman of Dolforgan Lodge, Newtown.
An invoice from Elkington & Co., Manchester charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Kniglich Schsische Porcelain Manufacturer, Leipzig and Berlin charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Palmer, Howe and Co., Booksellers, Manchester charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Elkington & Co., Manchester charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Forsyth Brothers, Music Warehouse, London charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Worcester Royal Porcelain Company charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from G.H. Smallwood and Co., Shrewsbury charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Sydney V. Galloway, Bookseller, Aberystwyth charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Judson's, Ironmonger, Newtown charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from William Wilson and Co., Ironmongers and Marble Mason, Manchester charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Elkington & Co., Manchester charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice and receipt from Addleshaw Warburton and Co., Norfolk Street, Manchester charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
An invoice from Thomas Agnew & Sons, Manchester charged to John Bancroft Willans of Dolforgan Hall, Newtown.
A view of Newtown towards the north west with Pryce Jones, The Royal Welsh Warehouse to the left of the photograph and the gas works in the distance. Houses have been built on the land in the foreground that leads to Old Kerry Road.
Pryce Jones the Royal Welsh Warehouse is located in Newtown. The company was the world's first mail order business selling drapery. David Tinker's mother, Elsie Tinker was a supervisor at Pryce Jones' sewing factory.
The photograph was taken looking down towards Back Lane, Newtown.
The photograph was taken looking down towards Broad Street, Newtown.
The photograph was taken looking along Short Bridge Street, Newtown. Pryce Jones, The Royal Welsh Warehouse can be seen in the distance.
The photograph was taken looking up towards Broad Street. The red brick building to the right of the photograph is the old Newtown Library.
This is the view from Newtown Hall grounds looking up towards Bryn Bank in the distance.
This is a view of Gas Street showing the entrance to the old gas works.
The photograph shows the Post Office at Newtown.
The photograph was taken from Robert Owen's Park.
Newtown Town Hall with the old Bandstand in the background.
A photograph of an event at Frankwell Street, Newtown. Kathleen Jones' Aunt Edith and son Gerald can be seen to the right of the photograph.
A Christmas Card written by Ronald Vincent Jones to his wife. Ronald was born in Newtown in 1902 and was called up in 1939 to join the British Expeditionary Force. He fought in India, Burma and Madagascar. His youngest daughter, Gaynor was 2 years old...
Ronald was born in Newtown in 1902 and was called up in 1939 to join the British Expeditionary Force. He fought in India, Burma and Madagascar. His youngest daughter, Gaynor was 2 years old when her father left to fight, and was 7 years old when he returned....
Ronald was born in Newtown in 1902 and was called up in 1939 to join the British Expeditionary Force. He fought in India, Burma and Madagascar. His youngest daughter, Gaynor was 2 years old when her father left to fight, and was 7 years old when he returned....
Ronald was born in Newtown in 1902 and was called up in 1939 to join the British Expeditionary Force. He fought in India, Burma and Madagascar. His youngest daughter, Gaynor was 2 years old when her father left to fight, and was 7 years old when he returned....
The photograph was taken from the town car park, Newtown.
The photograph was taken from Robert Owen's Park. The building with the Georgian windows is Newtown Post Office.
The photograph was taken from Newtown Hall grounds overlooking Newtown Bowling Club.
The old Town Hall no longer exists. A new building has been erected in it's place.
A photograph of the Tanner Tower at Newtown. It was demolished on 1 March 1982.
A Christmas Card written by Ronald Vincent Jones to his wife. Ronald was born in Newtown in 1902 and was called up in 1939 to join the British Expeditionary Force.He fought in India, Burma and Madagascar. His youngest daughter, Gaynor was 2 years old...
Ronald was born in Newtown in 1902 and was called up in 1939 to join the British Expeditionary Force. He fought in India, Burma and Madagascar. His youngest daughter, Gaynor was 2 years old when her father left to fight, and was 7 years old when he returned....
Ronald was born in Newtown in 1902 and was called up in 1939 to join the British Expeditionary Force. He fought in India, Burma and Madagascar. His youngest daughter, Gaynor was 2 years old when her father left to fight, and was 7 years old when he returned....
A bus time table from F.R. Williams, Cefnycoed, Llandyssil.
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