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Margaret Morrison said
Ism looking for info on my Grandfather David Lloyd bridge builder of Llanidloes- especially the kind of bridges he built-probably born circa 1850s

Sherry Hill (triciah6134@gmail.com) said
My great Aunt - Ann Owen was born 3 11 1883 at Penny-graig LLanidloes to Thomas Owen, born in Grinshill, Shropshire, England and Mary Ann Owen née Owen, who we believe to be born in LLanidloes. I am trying to find information on Mary Ann Owen’s mother and father and other relatives in and around LLanidloes. If you have any information please email me on triciah6134@gmail.com Thank you

Simon Meredith said
My 4th great-grandparents, James Meredith (1718-89) and Elizabeth Jones (1718-1790), lived in Llanidloes. He was a shoemaker. Their son, James, was a Lt Capt in the Marines, when the First Fleet sailed to Australia. He was a General in the Army when he died in 1841 in Monmouth. simonmeredith1@me.com

Elwyn Jones said
Any local born in 1938 and attended Llani High School, I would like to get in touch. My buddies in school were David Brown,Colin Woosnam & Hubert Mills. Would be nice to hear from you. I've been in Canada since 1960!

Christine Stringer said
My Evans line goes back as far as David Evans married to Eleanor Lewis 5th of November 1730.They seem to have all been prominent farmers in the Llanidloes area and Trefeglwys areas. Would love to make contact with other researching Evans and associated families.

christne stringer said
Ted Tanner I have David Jerman and Emma and their children Richard,Charles,,Mary,John,Fred, Stephen and Thomas on my family tree. Emma was an Owen and is the sister of my Great Grandmother Elizabeth Evans nee Owen

Cathy Tilsley said
Mr request for any info regarding a Reginald Jarman or Jerman... My contact address is tilsleycatherine358@gmail.com thank you

Laurence Davidson said
Does anyone know where this house is now numbered or called in Llanidloes? Penbryn, Hillfield, Llanidloes Is was occupied by Mr & Mrs Rees in 1945. Trying to trace Joan Rees who married a Heyes around 1950. Laurence ljd@clara.co.uk

Chrystelle Robertson said
My sister Mifanwy Lane & I are still trying to get information about the family of our great grandmother Margaret (Evans) Brown Higgs, who married Richard Higgs & moved to Bellevue, Idaho, USA., in 1884. We are related to the Mary Brown, who was selling produce at market in the well known picture. Several years ago we had the pleasure of going to Llanidloes & several other places in Wales. We met distant cousins on both the Higgs & Williams side of the family, as well as a lady wbo had known out great great Aunt Mary. Looking at this website made want to return!

Deborah wiseman said
Looking for my great grandmother Ethel maud Cummins maiden name Morgan family. Will be in town sept 2018 looking for family. Last known relatives visiting Philadelphia area approx 1980 were blodwin and Gwen My great grandfather painted murals in pubs late 1800's through early 1900's before joining Ethel in America. Ethel arrived in sept 1907 on the Lucitania with her daughter Nancy, sons Tommy and eddie.

Allan Evans said
I am trying to find out if Llangurig had railway cottages back in 1936

Ylva Cullerne-Bown said
Charles Hunter Derwent Simmonds 1901-1976 was Margaret Higgs grandson, he was living at Temparence House in 1911. He then went on to marry my cousin 1 x removed Vivienne Hedwig Schotz in 1946. Just doing my family tree and came across this website.

Kipper lynch said
Want to find Cathy can't remember the second name she lived in your town mid Wales. She Will be about 50 years old. I worked on the roads putting cat's-eyes in. For line marking Bradford West Yorkshire

Ted Tanner said
Planning to visit in Oct. Looking for relatives of David John Jerman & Emma Jerman.They had 7 children Richard, Charles, Mary, John, Fred, Stephen & Thomas.Thomas was my grandfather.He was born in Trefeglwys.

jenmathias@gmail.com said
Peter H. C. Davies said 'My grandfather Dr Walter Davies lived at Abernant 1907- 1941' I was born in Gorffwysfa in 1940 (or the hospital!)then after Dr Davies retired we moved into Abernant. I can remember watching the long bridge through the gates, and once seeing endless field ambulances going past on the way to war... must have been for the invasion. I can remember a soldier bringing a strange little yellowy green thing for my father which I was told was a banana. I also remember going with my father when he went to visit the ailing in the German and Italian POW camps - I would be left in the car outside the gates... the Italian soldiers I remember would come and smile and wave at me the other side of the fence... I am now 76 ! Went to Welshpool before the end of the war ... still have fond memories of Llani. I also have happy memories of playing with Mary Harris.

Roger Watkin said
REES, Richard (1812-1855) was my great great great grandfather. He was born and died in Llanidloes, and lived in Castle Street, Montgomery in 1851 (census record). His widow, Mary (nee Soley) REES and 3 children emigrated to New Zealand in 1858. Is there any burial record likely to be available? I am planning to visit Wales in 2017 (from NZ).

A.V.Phillips said
My paternal grandmother, Pricilla Jerman was born at The Old Vicarage in llanidloes on March 29 1882, was married in Feb. 1918 and the family home was 3 Woodlands, Llanidloes. She and my grandfather moved to Merthyr Tydfil shortly after that.

Peter H. C. Davies said
My grandfather Dr Walter Davies lived at Abernant 1907- 1941 He was helped by son Billy.,my father before the War. Our family now live in Monmouthshire where my son D T C Davies Ihas been M..P For the last eleven years. Grandfather Walter was Mayor of Llanigloes five times.

Del Reynolds said
Owen Reynolds, my great-great-great grandfather owned a blacksmith shop on China St until he left for America in 1842. I'm traveling to Llanidloes next week. I'd like to see the Llanidloes museum, but it looks like it's closed. Is there anyway that someone can open it for me since this will be the only time that I visit my ancestor's home? I'll be staying from Oct 9-11. Thank you. Del Reynolds, Chicago, IL dreynolds4@me.com 1-847-502-9052.

David Kearns said
I am researching my mother's cousin, Norman Perrett, RAFVR, killed in 1942. Father was Frederick, mother Edith May (nee Cross - my mother's maiden name). Would be grateful for any information about this family.

Terry mills said
Terry Mills look for relative and born llandidloes Wales Jennifer Mills father name Jame Mills she had twin bother born 1 22 1882 Henry she marred father was a blacksmith shop in llandidloes mid wales

Heather Bann said
My paternal grandfather Charles Edward Hammond was a policeman in Llanidloes during WW2. Any information would be very appreciated.

Jennifer Speakman said
I was born here 1942.My Mums family lived cwmdddu named Burt.My dad was from bristol.John Western,he was a soldier.

Mark Pitman said
Spent around 8 nights in llani spread over about 8 Months last year whilst working on a housing site next to the cemetery. We stayed every time at the Mount Inn and got to say we enjoyed it very much, lovely rooms and the food was also very nice and if James the landlord ever reads this then thanks for looking after us, cheers Mark & Simon Pitman (Cardiff)

Lynne coyne said
Still looking for any relative still living in llani related to Mr Richard Jerman Alderman and mayor for 3 years during the 1st World War. The War Memorial was a gift and carved by him. If anyone can help me please contact on Coynemichael9@gmail.com. Many thanks

Tracey Russell said
My grandfather was born and brought up here, we are relocating to Wales and I hope to bring my mum here soon, his name was William Edward Pugh , mother and father William Pugh and Margaret Thomas

ralph dunning said
was an evacuee at the BWLCH, OAKLEY PARK in 1940. Went to Llanidloes County School and visited Mrs Eluned Jones, widow of John Jones, at Maes Yr Wennol nursing home until her death in 2013. Eluned was the neice of the owners of the Bwlch.

Priscilla Farrell said
Searching for my Jenkins Edwards family history near Mountain Ash, Wales. Martha Jenkins married David Edwards in early 1870's and left for Pennsylvania in late 1870's

Barbara Jackson nee Higginson said
I was evacuated to Llanidloes from Birkenhead at th4e start of the war

Graham Earp said
I lived in Llanidloes until I left in 1969 to join the Police Force. Like Bryn Davies (entry 26 3 15) I also worked in Border GArage, 1965 to 1967. The Lady in question was Beryl Morgan who used to live in the Van

Mike Jones said
I lived in Llanidloes from 1956 - 1960 when my father was Town Clerk. I then joined the Royal Marines Band Service,having studied piano and violin whilst at school.Such great memories,and teachers like the late Mike Butterwoth and Miss George.

Suzanne Bowman said
Edward Theodore Cumins from Llanidloes wales? Died in 1976 in Phila, pa. us

Don Crewe said
My paternal Grandmother came from Llanidloes. I live in Australia & am tracing my family history.

Diane Pettifer Birmingham said
In September 2011 my partner, Graham jones and I started our sponsored walk of the Severn Way from Llanidloes. We stayed at Dol Llys campsite for two nights. This allowed us to spend a whole day to climb to the source of the Severn and get back down again. Enjoyed a lovely steak meal at The Red Lion. We set off the next day and completed our walk at the Severn Estuary at Severn Beach - 210 miles later. Check my name on Google. We returned last week and camped at the same place. Campsite is highly recommended. Real shame we can't be there this weekend for the carnival but I'm sure we will return to this beautiful town.

Sue Bennett Bakshi said
Coming to Llanidloes for the Semi-Sabrina Walk on the 30th (May). My Bennett ancestors lived at Glynbrochan, Pencincoed, Glan-y-nant from 1838-1901, and Davies at Cefn Cwmyrer. If anyone knows a contact for these so I can take some pictures for my family history, let me know at herbmusic@comcast.net. Coming from US for the 3rd time to this beautiful place where I have met so many kind people on previous visits. Hope to meet more of you soon.

torin said
I have lived in llani for many years and loved the high school when I moved here. So it came to no surprise to make sure my children go to the same school I did. And they love it .

marie said
Really enjoyed llani today great meal and proper tea at the Mount then a walk along the river and a scenic drive through the narrow mountain road to Clywedog Dam , a hidden gem with spectacular views loved it

Auston macleod said
Lived in llanidloes 1973-1975 at the old trewythan arms hotel . My parents were the managers at the time. I had a dear friend Guy whose father was a teacher at the school I think the surname was jones. I would love to get in touch with him

Bryn Davies said
Worked for Glyn Jones, Border Garage from 1968>69. At that time Dennis Owen was General Manager. Border Garage was a big employer between the three garages they had at Llanidloes, Aberystwyth and Rhayader. A lot of the former employees have unfortunately passed away by now. It would be nice to hear some comments from the former employees and also have some photos of the garages. I remember a very attractive young lady working at the Llani garage by the name of Beryl.

David Warr said
My grandmother and great grand mother lived at 4 Jenkins Yard, Great Oak St, LLanidloes, my Great grand father was a blaster and blasted the rock for the Elan Valley, prior to moving to Jenkins Yard they lived at 43 Elan Village.My grandmothers name was Jessie Lloyd her mother's name was Jane Lloyd, in 1911 on the census my grandmother was 23, if any one knows where Jenkins Yard was or may have relatives who knew the family please contact me on my email dnwarr@btinternet.com I would love to hear from you

Janet humphreys said
Born Llanidloes , now living in Perth australia .love to come home for a visit I do miss Lani lovely memories.. Tele me 92863187 plus Aus area code.

Beth said
Hello. My great grandfather Evan Holford Mills was born and bred in Llanidloes. His parents Evan Mills and Hannah Mills lived on Great Oak street and High Street. He was a grocer and a furniture joiner. Holford became an architect, and married Ivy Ruby Watkin and they later lived in Llandrindod Wells. If anyone has any information on the mills family of Great Oak street, either Evan, Holford, or all his siblings, please get in touch. Best, Beth Edwards. Edwards.beth@hotmail.co.uk

Roberto Nieto said
Hi! I waS in Llanidloes in 2009 in the catholic church (sunday sept 20th, 2009). After the mass i enjoyed the company of natives from Llanidloes! very warm people. Thanks.

Does anyone have any memories of Bryntail Cottage and the boys from Birmingham that used to visit? We used to play Rugby against a Town Team. Does anyone recall who organised these games?

John said
Spent so many happy years at Clywedog Caravan Park. How I yearn to return to this magical place.

Audrey Glasier said
my dad's family came from Wales he always told us how beautiful the country was, I am courious to see his home town....

Pat Ellenwood said
I will be visiting Llanidloes October 1, 2 & 3 hoping to find out more about the Evan Jones family. My grandfather, John Francis Jones was born there in 1877. I would love to get in touch with Claire Owen via email. She is the granddaughter of my grandfather's cousin, Mary Owen. If there is anyone who knows Claire and would be so kind as to pass along my email address, I would be most grateful. It is patellenwood@comcast.net The last time I was in Llanidloes was in 1973 so I am very excited to be coming back and having more time to explore the town.

Ann said
Does anyone have any original pictures of the keepers cottage at top pool y fan? Stunning place and lovely people.

Julee richmond said
Researching my family tree. The home name goetre trefeglwys netown Powys John and Harriet (richard Jenkins ) jones John and Elizabeth (jerman) jones Any insight would be appreciated. Julee.richmond@gmail.com

Owen Hayes said
My gr. grandfather David Owen of Llanidloes married Anne Ashton on Oct 1 in Parish Church in Llanidloes. Her father is listed as Edward Ashton and his profession is listed as an Innkeeper who lived on Short Bridge Street. I have not found him in the 1861 Census under that occupation on Short Bridge Street or elsewhere in that Census. Would anybody be aware of where I might find him?

r.halpin@talktalk.net said
I have an old book entitled 'Psalms and Hymns,' which states .- 'Baptist Church, Llanidloes. Presented to Albert E. Lloyd on his safe return from the Great War, 1914-1918. Signed on behalf of the Church, J.J. Young, pastor. Praise ye the LORD.' I would like a member of his family to have this book.

Kate McLoughlin said
My great grandfather Evan Rees was a stonemason in early 1900s having returned from working in Australia and my great grandmother Annie ran the sweet shop on Lower Bridge St, now the site of the Red Lion Hotel. Looking for more information on my 2nd and 3rd great grandfathers (both William Rees and both Shoemakers) - kperrin79@hotmail.com - thank you!

Ruth Stead said
My 4th great grandfather was Thomas Ashton..please contact if you have any info....ruthannstead@hotmail.com

Cathy DeCraene said
I am also a descendant of John Potts. I Live in New Jersey, and It is wonderful to be able to see from where my ancestors came

tanya hicks said
My great grandparents andd grandparents are from llanidloes my great grandad was aa blacksmith there mr morris I dont know much about him my great gran nester morris ran a sweet shop from a house in the high street she lived by the river by the car park andd passed away in 1988 in the hospice in llani please if anyone knows of the family please get intouch tanyahicks49@gmail.com also my mum joan morris now hicks grew up in llani and went to school there. My grandad harold morris worked for the forestry commission and was head of the hounds.

Janet said
John Pott born 1672 is my 15th great grandfather. I just found out today how cool is still. one day I would love to visited your county

Thomas R Owens said
Just visiting your site to see where my Great,Great Grand father David B. Owen came from. He was christian at Llanidloes. I am from America and David settle in Scranton,Pennsylvania in 1833 with his parents John and Sarah. You have a very beautiful town and I hope to visit someday.

The Window Family said
We had a lovely week here despite the grim weather. The cottage we stayed at (Berthlwylld) is delightful, and Sandra the owner is very helpful. We were delighted to arrive to find some home made Welsh cakes on the dining table which are the best we've ever eaten! We will definitely be back in 2014.

christine henderson said
i am still searching for Mary Teresa ( TESS ) nee Johnson born in Birmingham uk May 1945. Mary (TESS) was in Shenley Fields cottage homes in Northfield Birmingham in the 1950's. Her mother Gladys died in 1950

Joyce Dawn Mcmanus said
My grandfather John Higgs and his brothers Rees,william,and Robert came from here we are looking for Rees who was born in 1874

Anthony Cook said
In reply to Dee 28th August 2012. I was an evacuee to Llanidloes in 1939, and can recall reading the story of Russell (lofty) Hamer (printed in the local paper) of him being killed on active service. His name appears on the plaque outside of the Town Hall. His plane crashed early in the war in southern England, returning from a mission over Europe. It was only a few years ago I purchased a book from a shop in the Isle of Wight. I think it was called The Isle of wight at War, and in it I came upon the story of his brave actions on that fateful day. I can if you wish give more details if you wish

Jim Chalmers said
My wife and I enjoyed Llanidloes very much between Sep 1965 and Sep 1967. I worked on the Clywedog Dam during that period as Foreman Joiner

Pauline Moores said
Formally Hughes. William Arthur Hughes was my dad who came from. Llanidloes

sharon thompson said
Hi we have visited Llanidloes twice now and fell in love each time we came. We are hoping to get over next May(2014) to visit a local family we know(Powells). We want to bike and walk the trails while we are visiting.

Owen Hayes said
My gr. grandfather David Owen married an Anne Ashton on 01 Oct 1865 in Llanidloes and produced a daughter Ann Owen in Dec 1865. She came from Carno, Montgomeryshire. She came to the U.S. in 1866 with David and settled in Boston, Massachusetts, and divorced him shortly after arriving. Her father and mother were named Richard and Mary Ashton of Carno. I don't know if this will be of any help to Stephen Bernard Ashton in his quest.

Mike and Linda said
Just wanted to say many thanks to Stephen (unsure of correct spelling) who took us on the Guided Town Walk last Tuesday. He brought the history of Llanidloes to life with a very interesting tour of the town, backed up with lots of great information and his own personal recollections. Thanks for taking the time to do this, despite there only being the two of us. The walk is a terrific idea and we'd recommend it to anybody visiting.

mairette williams said
Oriel . Once again regarding Charles T Farmer Beds and Herds was maybe Herbert Farmers twin brother? Born circa 1890?+ - ?. Their father was Charles Tempest Farmer (1855-Llandinum )died 1896 London Pancras widow Gertrude Farmer nee Berning (father Anton Berning - Prussia -immigrant 1850's--)

COLIN said
Please may i request some kind person to help with my search for Higgs family members from this area. Specifically my great grandfather William Higgs born sept 1866-1926 Berriew Montgomeryshire.His father was Erasmus Higgs born 1810-1873 If any help can be offered please contact golouk515@hotmail.co.uk regards Colin.

Caz Gaffney, Birmingham said
We stayed on a local farm campsite and came into the town centre most days. Beautiful and friendly loved it!

Linda Amer, Devizes said
I visited my friend Sue Higgs about 6 years ago and loved Llanidloes, it is a very beautiful place with friendly, warm and welcoming people, I hope to return for another visit and a catch up soon!

Kym Larsen Monroe said
I'm a relative of Mary Browns and have heard of this photo. What website can it be found on?? Thank you

mairette williams said
Hi Oriel, The Charles Tempest Meares Farmer you referred to as maybe serving with your grandfather could be related to my grandfathers elder brother Harbert Farmer who i think may be Charles,s father. e-mail..brucewilliamsgardendesign@gmail.com

Marty Cottrill said
Great website! It's very helpful as my husband and I plan our Sept. visit to Llani. My great-great-grandfather Wlliam Brown's family lived in Llani (he was the eldest son of Richard and Elizabeth (Jones) Brown, so we're looking forward to seeing the town--and possibly the sites of old (corn) mills where Richard and his ancestors worked. They were millers here in Ohio, too.

Robert Lane said
Descendant of Higgs Brown Williams Woosnam family. Visiting in person in Sep 2013 from Topeka, Kansas, USA!! Site is very helpful!

Mark P. Stephens said
... of Oxford, Canterbury, NZ - a direct descendant of Stephen Stephens (d. 1790's), of Llanidloes. Great going guys - loved the film.

Graham Earp said
Lived in Llawryglyn and then Pengeulan, Llanidloes. Attended Llanidloes High School from 1960 until 1965 and went to work in Border Garage and then JR Evans until 1969 when I left to join the Police Force. Many happy memories, wonderful place to live

M. Morgan said
Just Love the Place and people

Darling Singh said
I once had an especially good friend who lived on High Street Llanidloes who had his business on Oak Street. I was very fortunate to have known him and to have visited a couple times. I visited by myself and together with my daughter Bianka in 1998. I had a wonderful time there. I love Wales and the Welsh people. I wish that I could visit there again someday. I also love the hills and those beautiful Lamb. I must mention that the food was very delicious, especially at Lloyds Restaurant. Thanks to ALL my friends for making everyone on my vacations enjoyable and pleasant. May the Lord bless you all. Darling now resides in Toronto, Canada.

Lynne Coyne said
I had a great grandfather who was only referrred to as Grampa Jerman?Jarman. He was a stone-mason and did a lot of the relief work for the memorials for the 1st world war and a lot of the gravestones in the old cemetry. My mother was born in cemetry house shirley elizabeth gwendoline reynolds My g grandfather was also mayor there for I think 3 years any-one know my ancestors?

Mairette Williams said
Does anyone know if The Red House ,Berth-ddu is still standing? It was owned by the Stephens family. Margaret Stephens born 1775 married Richard Farmer who is my great great great grandfather. Margarets brother George Stephens inherited Dol'llys Hall and changed his name to George Meares. brucewilliamsgardendesign@gmail.com

John T. Catherall said
Looking for any information whether there are any Catherall's to whom I am related that are still living in LLanidloes. My grandfather's name is Paul Edward Catherall and his brother's Ben. My grandfather was married to Jeanne Berti and they had to sons, John Evan Bennett Catherall and Paul E. Catherall, Jr. I believe their father's name was Evan Edward. My great grandfather arrived in the U.S. and first settled in Hoboken Heights, N.J. and eventually settled in The Bronx, N.Y. Any information would be greatly appreciated, thank you. My e-mail address is swingace1@optimum.net. John T. Catherall

Sian Ashton said
Our grandfather was Thomas Ashton of Llanidloes. He used to tell us as children that the family had a tradition of naming one boy of each generation either Roger or Valentine, as it went back in the family a long way.There was an alleged connection to Italy - though not conclusive. Our father was Roger William Ashton. If Darlene Landry has information about the family tree of Ashton we would be really keen to make contact. Kind regards.

Helen said
Hello to Gwyneth, Austin and family in Tylwch, How I miss you all and Llani!I would love to be back in the hills with you.I'd up sticks and move to you lovely people tomorrow given the chance. Happy New Year to you all. x

K.O. Mullins from Houston, Texas USA said
Llani will miss you Cousin Bert. God bless you! You and Momma (Ann Guest) behave up there!!

Sue Middleton nee Evans said
My family have had a static caravan in Llani since 1994. We spend all our holidays there and love the place and surrounding aria. My Great Great Grandad Richard Evans born at Hiirrieth Farm, moved from Llani to Birmingham with his older brother David round about 1820 and we've been here ever since. I would love to find out if I have any cousins still living in Llani. Strangely enough we reacently found out that my husbands family also came from mid Wales. His great Granddad Frederick Middleton was born in Newtown and his Great Grandma Jane in Guilsfield. kathleensmiddleton@googlemail.com

Steven Grant Hughes said
I am searching for relatives old and present as part of my research into my family. My GGG Grandmother who's name was Jane Hughes had a son Thomas Edward Hughes born 28 August 1888, the father was supposed to be Jarman a wool merchant who later became Mayor of Llanidloes. As Jarman was married this was a scandle and my GGG Grandmother kept it quite keeping her son with her family name of Hughes. I heard Jane later had a Son she named Sam and he apparently had a son who he named Sam. I heard Jane apparently lived in the workhouse for some time, so if this is all true my family name should be Jarman rather than Hughes. I notice that someone else - Lynne Coyne on this visitors book had a GGG Grandfather who was Major of Llanidloes, it would be good if Lynne or any of the Jane Hughes family could get in touch to swap notes and chat, my email address is sghughes30@hotmail.com Many thanks.

Thomas said
I visited Llanidloes three weeks ago, stayed for a week, loved the place and the people so much that in three weeks time I am upping sticks and moving there. Cannot wait.

Dee said
Looking for any information with regards to the commemorative plaque on the wall of town hall with regards to both world wars. Does anyone know how to gain further information about those named on the plaque. A book was given to a family member after great war - 'With the road to Pretoria'. Also looking for information of Jones family who lived in 19 Long Bridge Street.

Mifanwy Lane said
I loved every minute of my visit to Llanidloes in June. The people are very friendly and the food is great. My regret was not finding the graves of Mary Brown, the vegetable fruit seller, in the market photos or her mother or daughter. If you know anything about Mary Brown please reply to miffylane@yahoo.com.

Chrys Robertson said
I am sitting in my great grandmother Margaret Brown Higgs' rocking chair thinking how much I appreciate the people of Llanidloes for the wonderful time my sister Mifanwy Lane had on her recent visit. Our grandmother Anna Higgs came in the 1880's to Bellevue, Idaho, USA, with her parents Richard and Margaret Brown Higgs. My sister Mifanwy found quite a lot of Higgs' information. The only information she was able to find on the Brown Evans side was a picture at the Old Market Hall of Mary Brown, whom we believe to have been Margaret Brown Higgs' mother. Margaret and her older sister Mary were born to David Evans and Mary Brown. Apparently David Evans left the family for England when the girls were young, and their mother Mary Brown was so angry that she changed all their names back to Brown. Great great grandmother Mary supported her girls by selling produce in the market, as did her widowed mother, also a Mary Brown. Margaret and Mary later had a brother John Brown, who had another father. Great great aunt Mary never married because their mother would not let her go with a man to Australia. Supposedly this was because Mary was needed to work in a family candy shop. We are anxious to hear from anyone, especially the Brown or Evans families, who may have information about our great great grandmother Mary or our great great aunt Mary, who died in 1934. We would like to know where they are buried, about any living relatives, or any other available information.

Margaret Bird nee Higgs said
Yes Dilys Ido remember you if you want to get in touch my e mail is Morvy @talktalk,net

Loren Grace said
Two of my great-grandparents were from this part of Wales and I just wanted to see what it is like. I'm sure they never imagined that many generations later a branch of their family would be sweating it out in Arizona, USA!

Tim Atkinson said
Searching for any information on my Grandmother's family she was Sarah Davies and her parents were Edward & Ann Davies who lived at Glandwr Yard Coach House. Does anyone have any information about the family. They later moved to Devon. skiarcs@me.com

Liz Maddocks said
How I miss you, Llanidloes

Ruth Tampling said
I am looking for any Elliotts or Mills famillies. ruthtampling@gmail.com

Dilys fraser nee Michael said
I have just discovered youo rwonderful website and several names jumped out at me, nmaes of people I was at school with between 1947 and 1954, Say hello to Ann Guest and Morvy Higgs. I still regard Llani as home, My son and his wife visited three weeks ago. I lived in Maesyllan

edward owen said
please save the 4x4 landrover based at llanidloes fire station its vital back up machine 2 the main pump and a lifesaver in a very rural area! please support our local firefighters! ive known the lads for many years and it makes me angry that they could lose a vital back up vehicle

Mairette Williams said
My great great grandfather was George Meares Farmer of Tempest Villa ,his son Charles Tempest Farmer married Gertrude Berning in 1883 and my grandfather was Ernest Clarence Farmer who was born and raised in London with his 6 siblings. brucewilliamsgardendesign@gmail.com

Dianne Fusedale said
Looking for details on my great grandfather William Bloomfield Thomas who came from Llanidloes! Sydney Australia

Sabrina Victoria Henderson-Bell Kraft said
We will see all of you next year!!! I have to come see the birthplace of my name. I was here nearly 35 years ago, and it has definitely changed since then!!

Gwynfor Jones said
john oliver jones birth records born 1877 in bala merionethire cant find any records????? gwynfor.jones01@gmail.com

arthur milne evans said
my g g g grandfather joshua lloyd evans came from llanidloes he was born c1782 i would like to find out about HIS parents he moved to london some time around 1800 one of his sons was david morier evans journalist b13-6-1819

arthur milne evans said
looking for information on joshua lloyd evans bc 1782 left llanidloes for london in about 1800 married harriett thomason stanton morier 18 oct 1807 st andrews by the wardrobe london

michelle anderson said
I am tracing my family tree and have traced it back to Llanidleos. The name I am tracing is Thomas. I have found my 4thX Great Grandad John Thomas was born is 1776 in Llanidleos. His wife was named Mary. I have him and his family living in Short Bridge Street and Glynn Factory as various points in their lives. His son, John Thomas was also born there and married a Ann(from Shrewsbury). I am wondering if anyone can shed anymore light on the family where they lived worked... or Glynn Factory. I know it was a very long time ago, but worth a shot!!!...I hope to visit Llanidleos in the summer with my children as it looks a beautiful place x x x

Mifanwy Lane said
My grandmother was born in Llanidloes in 1879 and came to the US when she was 4 years old. We are coming to visit Llanidloes in June. I am interested in knowing about the cemeteries in that area, so I can search for ancestors from the Higgs Rees, Williams Woosnam and Brown families.

jon daniel jerman said
I am the son of Daniel LLewellyn Jerman, grandson of Llewellyn Daniel Jerman from Lllanidloes, greetings to my distant relatives. Any information on my ancestors lives,professions,etc. would be greatly appreciated. My emai is jonjerman@aol.com

ann murphy said
i am looking for george campbell wood born about 1898 llanidloes or aberystwyth, his dad had a hotel, ann 10.1.12

pauline kemp said
looking for any mills family in berriew and the surrounding area please contact pf004q6253@blueyonder.co.uk

Graham Jones (Van 1957 - 1964) said
Does any one have any knowlege of Michael and Ann Hough, would love to know how they are? Email.- timberscattery@yahoo.com

tessa goodier said
may I leave my e-mail address for Darlene Landry please? d.goodier1@btinternet.com

Paul Copper said
I am a resident in NZ and am researching my family, I have found that in 1871 a John Copper lived in a lodging house in Short Bridge Street run by Mary Jones. If anyone could give me any history of the local area I would be so grateful. There were 4 members of my family at the house all described as tinkers. My mail address is copper.paul@gmail.com

Annette Anderson said
My Great Great grandfather George and Mary Bowen had a child George born in Llanidloes in 1845. George snr was a soldier in the 41st Welsh Fusiliers he was wounded and died Crimean War 1855.

Gordon Hamer said
Great town. My fathers family originally came from Lanni to South Wales. I'm not too sure if there are any relatives still there. When I was young we took my grandfather to visit his cousin Harriet (Van) but I assumed this was his last relative in Llanidloes.

lesliebirchall@hotmail.co.uk said
Can anyone remember anything about Llani during the War? I was evacuated to Llani 1939-1945 i lived at idloes terrace no5. I live in Coventry.

anthony seabourne said
has any one heard of the 'Higgs Brothers, of Llanidloes' around 1938 . i have restored a old oil engine and would love to no the history of it . they may have been agricultural murchants , or farmers , but i am unsure , all i no is it was supplied to them in 22 2 38 any info would be recived with thanks , to anthony.seabourne@yahoo.co.uk

Mike Rutland said
Hi, i am looking for a list from the 1881 census of residents of Van Terrace, Y Fan, Llanidloes. Can anyone help as the searches i have done so far all require a name or the person i am searching for.

ann parry said
i am looking for george wood born 1898 at llanidloes

belinda richards said
hi jay it would be nice to catch up have no other way to contact you other than on this page

J. Sterling Mullins said
Cannot wait for my trip to Llani in Nov....nice to see Belinda Richard's entry....brings back fond memories....Cymru am byth!!!

Tessa Goodier said
Having made my annual pilgrimage to Llanidloes last week,I was disapointed to find that the Bethel cemetary off the High street was closed due to an outbreak of Japanese knotweed.Does anyone know when it will re-open as my great- grandparents and my great-great-grandparents are buried there.They were the Browns of Foel Farm.Any information about them or the whereabouts of their farm would be much appreciated.Thanks.

Lewis Bates said
Llanidloes is the given birthplace of my Great Grandmother Elzabeth, sadly as yet I have to discover what her maiden name was

Doug Robert said
25 years in Australia, and I'm coming home to Wales in 2012. I was born in Merthyr Tydfil and brought up in Caerphilly, but I never did see much of mid-Wales. Llanidloes is obviously worth a look. Put the kettle on ! Doug & Dog, Tasmania, Australia

Richard Owen said
I was born in Llani in 1960 but have been in London since '64. Any chance to visit the place was always welcome but now most of the family have either passed away or moved away. It's a lovely place, maybe I'll get to retire there?

coral spencer said
I am wanting to trace any Hamptons of Llanidloes. My mother was Eileen Hampton and her father James Llewellyn. I believe they lived on Maesllyn . Many thanks

Julia Straiton said
I should be thrilled to hear from anybody researching the Chapman family who were settled in and around Llanidloes in the 18th & 19th centuries. I'm anxious to find any info on a George Chapman who settled in Newtown by 1841 but I think came from Llanidloes bn c.1811 possibly from a family at Llwyncrwm. Any ideas anyone? Many thanks.

David Morgan said
My grandfather, Richard Christmas Morgan, was born 25 December 1880 in Foundry Terrace, Llanidloes, a son of Edward and Ann Morgan. If anyone has any information about the family, I'd appreciate contact at morgans@swissonline.ch

belinda richards said
i was born in llanidloes in 1962 moved away in 1974 i was reading through visitors book and seen the name jay sterlin mullins he was my penpal when i lived there it is nice to know that he has been back to llani

Martha (Marty) Cottrill said
Your website is a great discovery for someone like myself who had ancestors living in Llanidloes!! Richard, Thomas, and William Brown, as well as Elizabeth Jones Brown, were all from there. the Browns were millers on the Severn in the early 1800s.

Gail Bateman said
I was so excited to find this site. My Grandmother's family come from that area and it is interesting to see the pictures of this beautiful area of the world. Our ancestry goes back to John Jenkins born in 1763. I would love to hear from anyone connecting to this family line. ldbateman@hotmail.com

Chris Camm said
I was born in Llani and now live in the States. Hello Cousin Bertram and Uncle Wally. Does anyone know when the houses on Westgate Street were built?

Jan Lloyd said
Most, if not all, of my father's relatives were from Llanidloes. My Uncle and cousin still live there, and some distant cousins. I'm researching Jones, Simon, Mills, Betton Beaton, Jenkins plus many others. janpete15@gmail.com

Kate Raynsford said
I live in Llanidloes and go to high school there, I find Llani a great place to live with loads of things to do. I love the walks and that the scenic clywedog dam is a short drive from Llani. It is great for community spirit and everyone says hello to you and that really brightens your day. A great place to live and visit, drop by for a visit!

Walter L Guest said
A Llani lad have returned from living in the States. Llani gave me my breath and education, for which I am most greatfull. I have been around the world because of every thing.....thanks Hi Bert I still remember you. I would be interested in any photos of Llani as I now suffer from COPD and will not be able to visit the old town, but the memories are still in my head Walter Lived at 9 westgate street

Doreen Bowen said
Trawling through looking for anyone who might be connected to Rev Lloyd Morgan who was a Baptist minister in Sarn near Kerry. We have photos of his family. Can be contacted on oxleasow@hotmail.co.uk

Audra Roberts said
I came across two photos of ladies football teams based in Llanidloes - The Llanidloes Foundry Team and the Llanidloes Daffodils. Does anyone have any more information about these teams - who they played, how long the existed, who were the players? I would be grateful for any information.

Clive Millman said
I am trying to find relatives of RUSSELL CHAPMAN HAMER a very brave RAF pilot from World War 2. He is buried in Dolhafren Cemetery having been killed in action. The Battle of Britain Historical Society wishes to present a Memorial Plaque to the school attended by Russell Hamer so any help information will be appreciated. Many thanks clive.millman@uwclub.net

Peter Marmorek said
Born here 62 years ago. (1948)

Mike Owen said
As an Owen whose great Grandfather was born in Llanidloes but ending up in Scotland - we still had relatives in Foundry Terrace in the shadow of the foundry until it closed!

Garry Owen said
We have been tracing the family Tree & have found out that the family line stems from Llanidloes ,we hope to vist in the near future

Tracey Russell said
i am tracing my family tree, my grandfather was born in church street, llanidloes, his name william pugh, his mother and father lived in church street, william edward pugh and margaret w thomas. her mother a Ann Thomas was the church beedle and information on any of these people would be much appreciated. reggaetj@hotmail.com

Stephen Bernard Ashton said
I was born in Llanidloes in 1962, now living in Chester. My Father was George Bernard Ashton, who was born in Clatter, eldest of 7, Father Martin, Mother Sarah (nee Carter). My Father passed away this month (August) aged 78. My Mother is Dorothy Ashton (nee Jones, family from Gwastadgoed farm, Llanwnog). I have an elder Sister, Gail Bennett), living in Chester and Brother Michael, who has lived in Seattle USA for the last 20 years. I was very interested to read in a previous message from Darlene Landry, the reference to different Ashton families in Mid Wales. Although I have no evidence to back it up, my belief is that there were 2 Ashton families. I think the Ashton family that I originate from originally came from Lancashire around the 1830’s. I would be very interested if anyone has any knowledge of this. Many many happy times spent in mid Wales! sbashton@aol.com

Gaynor Morris said
Does anyone please have any birth details for my 4x great grandmother Catherine Beedle. She married William Baxter in 1782 in Llanidloes and went on to have children - Mary 1786, James 1792, Elizabeth 1783 and 1788 and William 1789. There is a burial in Llanidloes for a Catherine Baxter in 1823 which states she was 75, meaning she was born in 1748. This is possibly her. I have access to some parish records but cannot find her birth anywhere. gaynormorris44@hotmail.com

Mair Franklin (Davies) said
My granddad on my mams side came from y fan Staylittle, his name was William Ieuan Jones and he was from the 'Jones Top Pool family', I understand that my ancestors worked in the lead mines of y fan. My granddad was born in 1906 and was one of 11 children, there was. Isaac, Richard, John, Elizabeth (who I knew of as Aunty Mary. Trenlonydd, Llandinam), William (my granddad), Maldwin (who kept the Post Office at y fan), Dai (who worked at Haffryn furniture), Florrence, Emrys and Doris. Since my mam and dad passed away, I've lost touch with this part of my family, I remember aunty Mary had a large family and I think one of her children worked at the local Petrol station and he'd built his own bungalow, there was also a daughter with the same name as me (Mair). If you know any of the people I'm talking about or are related to me, I'd really love to hear from you! About Llanidloes, I have many happy memories of the town, my parents had a Cottage in Church St Rhayader so we spent lots of holidays in Mid Wales. I wonder, is the two headed lamb still in the Museum at llanidloes? Mair (Birmingham) mair.franklin@btinternet.com

Susan martin said
A price (Pryce) Edwards of Llanidloes married my ancestor Mary Ann Winton in New Shoreham Sussex on 17 2 1809. She was a local girl of 18 and the marriage certificate states he came from Llanidloes. Was he a soldier or militia man just stationed there. Any information on him would be very much appreciated Susan Martin martis1@hotmail.co.uk

Chris Jarman said
Working on the Jarman Jerman famly tree. Contact christopher.jarman@gmail.com

Jay Sterling Mullins said
Llani is full of extremely nice and bohemian people...a real treat hidden in the hills of Mid-Wales....I plan on coming over in 2011 for Guy Fawkes Day Night

angela geddis said
i was born in llanidloes 53yrs ago and can't wait to return for a visit, it's been about 10yrs since my last visit. i have such fond memories of my childhood there

angie cartwright said
a magical place to visit

david bowers said
I am hoping to visit Llanidloes as my wife's family originaye from here. Edward Lewis born 1811 and by 1871 listed as a Chelsea out pensioner and lodging at Church street vicarage.His wife Mary was born in Llanidloes in 1818. In 1861 were living with daughters Elizabeth and Margaret in Church Street. ANY INFO PLEASE TO Bowerssenior1@aol.com

christine stringer new zealand said
My Great grandmother was Elizabeth Owen.Her father Richard Owen worked in Van mines as did her brother Daniel.There was a sister Emily that married a David Jerman.Any of these names in your family tree...if so please contact me string4@xtra.co.nz

mike white said
my grt.grt grandmother (Ann LUCAS) was born in Llani in 1829 and her son was born in the nearby workhouse (Edward LUCAS). Her father was Rees LUCAS, mother Elizabeth Powell. Would love to trace the family backwards.

Charlie Lockwood said
I am trying to trace my family and I would be thankfull for any leads, My Great Grandfather was Edward Ashton form Montgomery Montgomery born 7 Feb 1847 Married Ann Jane Edwards born in Mountain Ash 26 May 1847, They were married in Llanidloes 26 March 1970 the childern were Edward born January 1871 died in USA, Mary Jane born around 1874 Died as a child in Wales, Thomas Richard born 1876 died in USA Sarah Ann born 1879 died USA , Edward Ashton moved to Idaho to work in the mines about around the 1880's then sent for his family a year or two later. Any help about the history of the family would be wonderful. I am now living in Manchester and MY email address is Idacowboy@hotmail.com

Heather Holmes said
What a superb,comprehensive site!! Well done, we have now decided to make a day visit when we are in Rhayader next week.

Tessa Goodier said
Darlene Landry My great grandfather Thomas Beedle(?)was a shoemaker in Llanidloes and was born c.1858.They lived at the Nant,and on the death of Thomas the family moved to Bethel St.MyGrandmother Mary Ann Beedle Married Edward Brown of Foel Farm.I shall be spending my usual week in a cottage down there, come the 12 June it's where I feel very at home.Thank you so much for your kind reply to my query.

Carol D Bennett said
Descedant of Benjamin Bennett born About 1791 Montgomeryshire

David Jarman said
I am about to visit LLanidloes and know that I have relatives there. My grandfather, Edward Jarman lived on the farm near a place called 'The Van' and left there to find mining work in the Rhondda Valley at the turn of the century together with his brother, John Jarman, who settled in the Cynon Valley. If anyone has any information of the family line, my E-mail address is.- davidjarman54@yahoo.co.uk

Roger Ashton said
Just looking again at the visitors book and very pleased to see a message for me from Darleen Landry posted 29th Jan 2010 regarding the Ashton family of LLanidloes. I would be very interested to have more details of the Ashton tree. my email is Rashtonred@aol.com

K.O. Mullins from Houston, Texas, USA said
Your website is wonderful. My mother, Ann Guest, grew up in Llanidloes and seeing the photos brought back lovely memories of my visits there. Say hello to cousin Bert for me.

j knowles said
red lion llanidloes....best ever, sunday lunch i have had away from home, real ly good homely cooking,atmosphere and value for money, will make the journey again to llanidloes, lovely town,friendly people,well kept.thank you.

Michael Lloyd Morgan said
My family and I were recently on holiday from South Africa. I had a very special interest in Llanidloes and made 3 trips back to your beautiful town while we were in Wales. My Grandfather, Morley Bennet Lloyd Morgan, son of David Lloyd Morgan and Margaret Morgan was born in Great Oak Street in 1880 and emmigrated to South Africa. Of very special interest to me was that a number of family members are buried in the graveyard at St.Idloes church. If anyone has any further information about my ancestors please email me at morganearly@gmail.com

Darlene Landry said
Attention Tessa Goodier Evan Beetle cir 1785 and Elizabeth Children Jane Beetle 1827 married David Ashton JOhn cir 1829 married unknown had son Edward David Beetle c 1832 unknown daughter. If you can give the name of the Beetle you are looking for the parents of I may find it in the census.

Darlene Landry said
Attention Roger Ashton. I have most of the Ashton tree and am willing to share it with you. As it is I am wanting to make sure your Ashtons are the right ones .If so I can take you back to George Ashton cir 1585

Paul Broadhurst said
Have just found the site VG. My mother Ursula Broadhurst nee Jones was born in Llani 1945 and then lived at Pwllan Farm, Llandinam before moving to Crewe in the early 50s. I regularly visited relatives in both Llandinam and Llani during my early years but sadly they have all passed away now. Some older readers may remember my Great Uncle Arnold Hamer who ran an iron mongers stall near the market hall and my other Great Uncle James (Jim) Hamer who farmed Pwllan. A wonderful part of the world about which I have treasured memories. haslingtonbroadhursts@btopenworld.com

pat and janet humphreys said
we were born in llani hospital 1948 1949 we now live in australia we have 2 uncles and an aunt living in llani.also cousins love to all who knew us x

chris emmanuel said
I am tracing family tree looking for any one related to Parry family who lived in Church La Llanidloes at time of 1881 census they then moved to Amlwch Anglesey hope some one may help. my e mail is chriscable@ blueyonder.co.uk

denise forward said
i am researching my family history.i have a line from great oak street.there is jane mills 1797..her daughter hannah simon 1831..her son john mills simon 1855..he then left and eventualy went to england..if anyy one has any information i would love to hear from you..i hope one day to be able to come to llanidloes myself..denford4@hotmail.co.uk

Mrs Margaret Walwyn said
Loved the DVD. My great grandparents were from Llanidloes and moved to work in coal mines in Rhondda Valley in 1870's. They are now buried in Trecorchy cemetery with their headstone all in Welsh. Hope to visit Llanidloes soon.

Tim & Pat Bearman said
Lovely town,very friendly people,enjoy visiting your town

Morvy Bird nee Higgs said
home to me is still Llani,I come home as often as I can. There is no place I have been ,comes anywhere near it ,the most friendly people ,the most beautiful countryside,and the best shoe shop in the country.

David Donnelly said
My great grandfather was one of the Dakin Brothers who owned the Severn Side and Glynbrochan Mills but sadly my mother died before I could find out any information. I wonder if there are any Dakins left in Llani or does anyone know what happened to them? if you have any info please let me know,my e-mail is daviddonnelly@ovolo.co.uk

Judith McLane said
My Nana was born in Llani in 1898 and my mum was evacuated there from Liverpool during the war. I have not been back to visit in many years (I live in America) but I have very fond memories. it is great to be able to check in using the website! Llani looks to be as lovely as ever and I hope to visit soon. I love this place!

Roger Ashton said
We visited Llani last week and had a day looking round and trying to discover anything about the Ashton family, my great grandfather Edward who lived in great oak st in 1841 and 1851 his wife was Jane Morgans .My grandfather Richard born 1848 they had 8 children in all. I think Richards brother John born 1835 had a son William who was lord mayor in 1900 but cannot be sure can anyone confirm this ? We hope to visit again and stay longer email Rashtonred@aol.com

Elwyn Jones said
We will be visiting Llani and staying the first 3 weeks of June. Hope to see as many old friends as possible. Am formerly from Oleuffynnon, Old Hall.

lynne coyne said
My g.g.grandfather Jarman was the mayor of Llani and also did all the stone carvings in Llani

Elizabeth Jones Roberts said
My materal grandmother's name was Mary Davis. She married John Oliver Jones. My mother was born at Foundary Terrace. I have a bible that belonged to my father--a Welsh bible--that was published in 1890. Very, very beautiful and I would like to find my family.

Marlene Paterson Spruce Grove Alberta, Canada said
I have been researching my ancestory and discovered that my Grandfather Alfred Idloes Byng was born in Lanidloes and his middle name reflects this. He is the son of Edward Albert Byng and before that Josiah Byng. My Mother was the daughter of Alfred Idloes Byng. I would one day like to visit Wales and see the beautiful church from my Grandfathers name. I would also like to find out if there are byngs still living in this area.My Grandfather married Charlotte Geogina Mew from Kidderminster .My email address is marlene@tonn.ca. my phone 780 962 5734. I live near Edmonton, Alberta. My Grandfather imigrated to Canada in 1927. God Bless to all Marlene

June Tribbick (Edwards) said
My grandparents are Richard EDWARDS b1882 Trefeglwys (I have addresses as Brynbedw and Caemegan)and Mary MILLS b1882 Llanidloes(Llwyn crwn). They married in 1907 Manledd Chapel, and migrated to Australia 1910 with two small children,Phyllis and Arthur, and went on to have another 6 children. I would very much like to hear from any relatives friends of these families. We hope to make a short visit to Wales in April 2009. My email address is tribco@ozemail.com.au

Susan & Gary Standish said
What a wonderful site, we have recently bought a caravan in the area and we are looking forward to exploring the town and taking many of the walks you have recommended as well as seeing the local carnival.

Marc Harpham said
My home town. Enough said.

Owen Hayes said
My grandfather, David Owen, emigrated in 1866 to U.S. from Llani and I don't know why. It looks like a perfectly beautiful place. I hope someday to visit and see for myself.

Kayleigh Davies said
Llanidloes is a wonderful town with loads of entertainment and shops. Hafren forest just outside llani is wonderful so far me and my family have been on every walk. The carnival is fantastic. They must go to so much effort Oh yes and bonfire night is amazing absoloutly amazing. In the summer holidays theres loads on.

Nan Davenport said
My grandmother, Nancy Ann Cummins, was born in Llanidloes in 1906 to Arthur Cummins and Ethel Maude Morgan Cummins. I know she travelled to LLani sometime in the late 60's or early 70's and said we had a lot of relatives still in the town. I would be interested in hearing from any relatives. My email address is nan_davenport@yahoo.com

peter wilshaw from AECB Greenbuilt said
Had a great time at the greenfair even though the weather was awful! Thanks everyone for a lovely time especially CLS and M. x

Tessa Goodier said
Had a wonderful week in Llanidloes,last July.We had a couple of meals at the Cobblers Cafe which we enjoyed very much.My great-grandfather named Beedle,was a cobbler at Llanidloes in the second half of the nineteenth century and we wondered if this had been his shop.Does anyone out there have any information please?

John Clarke said
I was born and went to Central Grammar school in Birmingham. The school had a camp at Bryntail Farm. I first attended camp in 1955, before the dam. To me, living in the middle of Birmingham, it was a paradise of freedom from noise and traffic, with school friends that got to know and like. Llanidloes for me has not changed much, even the milk bar is still there (where I had my first ever milk-shake). Llani will always be the best memory of my school days. I still visit every year and on a sunny day walking it's streets I am back in my childhood. May Llanidloes never change. Thank-you Llani

Paul Davies said
Hello Great site, i worked on the by pass many years ago and stayed for for 2 years. Love the place. Trying to trace Sue Williams (Morgan) formely of garden suberb and victoria avenue. pfsdavies@talk21.com

Eugene Kipp said
Hi, I'm from Dennison Ohio, and my great grandmother was born in Llanidloes. I'm looking forward to some genealogical research some day in Wales.

Laurie Ziros said
Hi I am from Melbourne Australia,and doing my wife's (Julie McMahon) family tree (her great grandmother Mary Lloyd was born in LLanidloes (married Ballarat, Victoria Australia 1873, her marriage certificate shows her father as Thomas Owen and mother Mary Davies and believe were all from Llanidloes. We plan to visit Llanidloes in 2010. Anyone that can help with the family tree names would be appreciated.

peter jones said
my dad was born in Llanidloes his name was john russell and lived in foundry terrace I spent alot of time there through my childhood from your photos its how I remember it still quaint and picture postcard

chris jones said
Hi My Dad came from Llani. He emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada in 1960. His home was Oleuffynon, Old Hall. Though he lives in Canada, part of him never left Llani.

Adam Schaffer said
My wife and I came from the US for a wedding of a good friend of ours last year and we had an amazing time. Everyone was very nice and we had the chance to see morris dancing, the mayor's parade and had a great time at the Red Lion Inn. I hope that we can make it back there some day.

peter wilshaw said
Will be back in Llani for the Greenfair early next month.Looking forward to seeing old friends and enjoying the atmosphere!

John P said
How I miss Llani. We lived there for many years but now exiled to darkest Essex. Llani probably has the best butchers shop in the whole of the UK

phillip lafollette said
my great great grandparents were from Llanidloes. Your website has given me glimpes of the land they left. the land is wonderful! alas the pictures will be as close as I get to visiting.

rod turner said
linda and I have visited LIani every year for last 15 years mainly to visit the quilt show at the minerva centre. However, we have fallen in love with the fantastic countryside and enjoy the character of the town, especially the friendly people.

Edwards Family said
Just purchased a holiday static caravan in llanidloes and have fallen in love with the area. Hope to spend many weekends relaxing in and around llani. Great food, great scenery and friendly locals, what more could we ask for!

e bo said
I love this town dont ever change its character

Sue Bakshi said
Ron and I visited Llani in 2004 from the US. It was my second visit on a family history search. We have wonderful memories of hospitality, new friends, and wonderful scenery. I finally found my great-great grandfather Thomas Bennett's birthdate and place of Llanidloes 1838, and the John Davies side at Cefn Cwmere. We'll be back someday. In the meantime, 'Hi' to Jane and Ian, and Ruby and Glyn, and all the amazingly helpful people we met.

Eamonn & Sue Hallmark said
Stayed 5th-6th August 2008 with Rich & Jan Cross @ 'Gwerngau' First time in mid-Wales and we were stunned by the natural beauty and friendly community spirit. Saw the dams, tasted the beer, visited Aberwystwyth, almost bought a settee, (decision pending), watched Llanidloes Town FC win their pre-season friendly and got very, very wet! Looking forward to our next visit! Thank-You Richard & Jan, and of course young Gavin.

jackie smith said
thank you for your hospitality last weekend at the european championchips you gave me a parking permitt which i forgot to give back i will post it back to you and i do apologise the clays were spot on and all the staff were very helpful keep it up and i will see you next year for the british open thanks again jackie smith

Jennifer ROberts said
Searching for Davies and Roberts family from Llanidloes, Montgomery, Wales for my family tree research.

Dennis Spinks said
The most beautifull part of our country, i have been there many times while touring on a motor cycle thro mid Wales,

Olga and William Danes-Volkov said
Wonderful site. We've only visited once, coming back in January (just so the weather can make us sure we don't want to live there) because at the moment we do!!

Bar said
Great site - well done. It's almost 20 years since we lived in Llanidloes and although we come back regularly for visits your site captures the spirit of the town completely. It's made me 'homesick' for another visit and we'll be coming back for another stay and to catch up with old friends in September. Well done again for a fantastic site.

claire said
i havent been yet but im sure the whole family will enjoy the experience

john batey said
a very good website. we are going to visit you soon (from oxford) and the 'town tour' with commentary was very informative.

leslie birchall said
I lived in llani from 1939-1945 at 5 idloes terrace with mrs norah dakin. I went to the c.of.e.school. Mr rees being headmaster. I was also in the choir at st idloes church.I wonder if there is anyone who remembers me. My email address is. lesliebirchall@hotmail.co.uk

Mike Fawdrey said
I took part in the Sarn Sabrina walk on 24 May 08 & would just like to say how much my son and I enjoyed it. We were truly impressed by the organisation, especially after I had a cramp problem. Numerous folk both staff and visitors gave me much encouragement to finish successfully. Many thanks to you all, needless to say we will be back. we just wished we lived closer

Judie Bridgeman said
I liked it so much, I think I'll move there!

Tessa Goodier said
My family left Llanidloes at the turn of the last century, but whenever I visit the town, it feels like I'm coming home.Looking forward to spending a week nearby,with my grown-up family, in July.

Jacqui Mills from Canada said
This is the town where my family came from and I had the good fortune of visiting too many years ago. Hope I can come back again and that Cynthia, the welsh cakes and Sunday services at St. Idloes are all still there.

June Gwyneth Preston said
My dad was Eric Bound and he was born in Llanidloes. My last visit (from Australia) was in 2004 and I would love to return for a longer stay and try to learn more of my fathers' early family life. If you could help, I would certainly appreciate it. Email...elizabeth@tadaust.org.au

Nan Davenport said
I am starting to do research on my ancestors who lived in Llanidloes. My grandmother, Nancy Ann Cummins was born in April 1903 to Ethel Maude Morgan (maiden name) and father Arthur Cummins and came to the US around 1906. I would love to hear from anyone with information on my relatives. My email address is nan_davenport@yahoo.com. Thank you

William McCully said
Was evacuated here during the war, was a long lost memory. One day would like to visit again from canada.

Mike Jones said
Visited Llani last Saturday.Heard that Janice Pugh is at Aldersons in Great Oak Street.Are there any Llani High School re-unions? I was at this school from 1957 - 1960.

Mr.S.Greatwood said
For someone looking an interesting Mid-Wales place to visit, this web-site does make me want to come from Leicester.

Eleanor Hewson said
An inspiring website! Lots for us and our 2 Border Collies to do.

Sarah Morse said
My dad was born in LLanidloes in 1925 at Hawthorn House so I visited several years ago and saw what a beautiful place it was.

glenys malam said
having visited family in march this year what a beautiful place this is and we will be back

Roy Schultz said
great website,i,m planning visits already,scenery looks stunning.i have visited further north nr to mold&ruthin,

Dwayne Meares said
My gggrandfather, Athelstane Meares, built Dol-lyce Hall. I am planning on visisting in July of this year. Are any of my Meares, Stephens, or Farmer long lost cousins still living in the area? mearesdwayne9537@aol.com

Eve Levy said
I'll be visiting my sister, Annie and her husband, George and their children in your lovely town in July 2008 - looking forward! I currently live in a New York City suburb with my husband and children. This will be our children's first trip to the UK and my husband's and my first trip to Wales. If only we had more than five days, but we Americans (who have jobs) are mostly allowed very little vacation!

Mina Hailstone said
Hi. I am looking for my cousin Lynda Gentle, who is from Llanidloes. Her parents are Frank & Gaynor. We wrote as teens & then lost contact. I had heard that she now lives in North Wales. If anyone knows her, please feel welcome to pass my email address onto her. It is mhailstone@comcast.net. Thank you!

Dave Morrow said
GW1 XDM. Hi Deric well done for posting that in the local web site. my E mail is on my web page www.skyfirepyro.com I see that your call sighn is part of your e adress but im having problems sending to it. looking forward to hearing from you Dave. GW1 XDM.

Roy Cook said
i was evacuated to Llani in1939 with my brother Tony and we stayed at the home of Mr.Arthur Davies named Llwyn on Penygreen Road.

Laurie Milam said
Bore Da from the US...Moved from Cardiff back to the 'States January 2007...Wales has captured my heart,for I NEVER wanted to leave.but due to family illness,felt I had to return.. Informative site & gorgeous scenery!

Derek Shepherd said
Hi...I am trying to trace Dave Morrow who could well still live in Llanidloes..I lived in Llani from 1985 till 1990 and Dave lived with his Mum at that time..he would be around 36 37yrs old now...anyone with information please email me...Thankyou G1AEGCOMMS@aol.com.

Wojtek said
I'm working very close to Llani ( Old Chapel Farm ) i'm falling in love with this country........

Ann Owen said
Congratulations on a most informative and sophisticated website. I have deep family connection with dear Llani - my grandparents Edward and Catherine Wood kept the Town Hall Temperance Hotel, and I have fond memories of holidays there in the Forties. Their daughter Gertrude Nina married William Lloyd Hughes, then Vicar of Llangurig and I was born in the Vicarage there. A long time later my own husband was Vicar of Carno. thus, our daughter was born In Llanidloes hospital. Thus I treasure my connections with this remarkable town and it is really good to see it so well-served by so splendid a website.

Kristine said
Wonderful site - virtual tour is good - its all good - thanks v much

Marius said
Great to see the website being so informative. My wife and I have lived in llani for 4 years up to Dec 2005. I was the overseas player for the rugby club. We miss the town tremendously. The saturday morning social in High street the Friday afternoon after work drink at the Lion. Fancy dress shall I go on? We miss our friends very much and wish we could pop over to the pub for a drink with them. We hope to see more on the wedsite. We are waiting in anticipation for the rugby clubs next tour to South africa. If you nee a contact in Cape Town for locals who want to come and visit South Africa (Cape Town) please let us know. We can orginase great holidays. Just ask the rugby boys about the 2004 tour. Lots of love Marius and Janine Jerling.



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