On this page are, in the main, recent photographs showing all that remains of Troedrhiwfuwch . A description of the village through time, with a sketch map, is on the previous page.

 

The Troedrhiwfuwch Inn - in its heyday. Photograph courtesy of Dr. Stuart Bird, great-grandson of Benjamin Roberts, owner of the Inn in the early 1900s.

 

 

A photograph taken in the early 1980s, showing the school buildings on the left at the end of Lawrence Terrace, and - down the hill - the High Street cottages moving away to the right.
(Photograph ©2011 Gareth Lawrence, whose wife's family lived in the village from the 1890s, and who commenced his own married life there.)

 

 

The 'Troedrhiwfuwch Arms' in 1981, having reverted at some stage to its original name.
(Photograph supplied via the good offices of Jenny Jones, and copyrighted ©2011 by the owner.)

 

 

The High Street in 1981, looking north towards the Post Office. The doorways and windows on the right are already blocked up ready for demolition.
(Photograph supplied via the good offices of Jenny Jones, and copyrighted ©2011 by the owner.)

 

 

View today from the High Street along Chapel Road. The schools stood at the very top of the road, with Lawrence Terrace leading away from them to the left. The Chapel stood halfway down, also on the left, and the mown grass area in the foreground was where the High Street houses stood.

 

Lawrence Terrace. Of the three houses on the right, only the middle one is now occupied. The schools once stood at the end of the road, and Chapel Street ran off to the right, down to High Street.
(Photograph ©2010 Geri Foster Thomas - Merlin Bio-Surveys)

 

The view from Lawrence Terrace down to the Post Office standing on High Street.
(Photograph ©2010 Geri Foster Thomas - Merlin Bio-Surveys)

 

The beautiful mountain behind the village that carries so much danger of landslip.
(Photograph ©2010 Geri Foster Thomas - Merlin Bio-Surveys)

 

The remaining houses of Lawrence Terrace, with the mountain as a backdrop. (Photograph ©2010 Geri Foster Thomas - Merlin Bio-Surveys)

 

Horses grazing in the late Summer of 2006 on the formerly well-tended and cared for gardens of Nos. 72 & 74 High Street - the adjoining homes of the contributor's grandparents.
(Photograph supplied via the good offices of Jenny Jones, and copyrighted by the owner.)

 

 

The Post Office on High Street - one of the two occupied properties in the village.   

 

The Post Office's Victorian post box.
(Photograph ©2010 Geri Foster Thomas - Merlin Bio-Surveys)

 

The Memorial Garden beside the Post Office.
(Photograph ©2010 Geri Foster Thomas - Merlin Bio-Surveys)

 

 

The War Memorial.
(Photograph ©2010 Geri Foster Thomas - Merlin Bio-Surveys)

 

So many men lost from such a small village.
(Photograph ©2010 Geri Foster Thomas - Merlin Bio-Surveys)

 

Names on the Memorial of the 16 men who lost their lives:

SERGT. H. PHILLIPS   SWB (South Wales Borderers)

PTE. J. GILL

PTE. P. LEAGEIAN  DCM   WELSH (Welsh Regiment)

PTE. T.JONES

PTE. T. J. HEALEY

PTE. H. NASH   WORCS (Worcestershire Regiment)

PTE. S. DAVIES   RWF (Royal Welsh Fuseliers)

RFLN. J. HILLMAN   MONS (Monmouthshire Regiment)

RFLN. G. R. WARD

RFLN. E. WILLIAMS

RFLN. A. PANTER

RFLN. E. WHITE   RIR (Royal Irish Rifles)

PTE. F. MAYO   ARMY

SIG. J. ROACH   NAVY

PTE. B. SHORT   SWB (South Wales Borderers)

And on a separate memorial for the Second World War:

M. V. PHILLIPS  SGT.   RAF

(Grateful thanks are owed to Geri Foster Thomas for transcribing the names.)