J.W. Roberts and Co: Swansea Road Nurseries

A market garden kept the Roberts family afloat in 1875 when financial problems forced the Llanelly Pottery to close for two years.  Many S [...]

The Staffordshire potteries

  Two talented artists, a couple of thriving businesses and three houses in Staffordshire: Thomas Chapman Dewsberry (1817-1892) was t [...]

For King and Country

More than 41 million people died in the First World War.  Many are buried in military cemeteries hundreds of miles from home. Tom Roberts ( [...]

J.H. Evans and Sons: Gathen Yard

Coal, copper, lead, iron, tinplate, the development of the railway and the docks transformed Llanelli in the nineteenth century from a sleep [...]

The Lleyn Peninsula

My grandmother Eluned Griffith (1898-1990) came from a family that embraced the Welsh traditions of music, religion, education and the seafa [...]

Llanelly Pottery

The Llanelly Pottery was the last of the South Wales potteries.  Sarah Jane Roberts (1859-1935) was the main decorator of the cockerel plat [...]

Rural Carmarthenshire

The northern slopes of the Black Mountain around Llanddeusant in Carmarthenshire were owned and farmed by the Evans family for more than 30 [...]

Births, Deaths and Bibles

Old newspaper cuttings or names and numbers in leather bound volumes are often all that is left of many long forgotten lives. Before the age [...]

Victorian Llanelli

‘A short history of Llanelly’ written in 1897 describes how the town grew during the industrial revolution from a small village ‘i [...]
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