• Rhayader Carnival c1940

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Rhayader Carnival day c1940. Owner of this postcard is Margaret Hughes (nee Daniels). She is pictured as 'Valentine' in the white dress with hearts. Margaret feels she is around 11 in this photo. Born in July 1929, this could place the photo year at 1940. The origin of Carnival Day in Rhayader can be traced back to the Royal opening of the Elan Valley dams on July 21st 1904. This was cause for celebration and every year since then the town has celebrated with a carnival on the third week in July. The gathering and judging takes place in the Livestock market (called Smithfield today). The picture is facing East, with the Black Lion pub the tallest building behind.

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