New Images

New images relating to Blaenau Tywi.

Images of Ysgol Cilycwm – possibly from the 1890’s. If you can identify these photos or anyone in them please use the comment form at the bottom of this page.

Bryn (cottage between Penygroes and Glandunant).


Y llun isod ydy o deulu “Y Bryn” tua 1900.

The image below is the Davies Family, who resided in Bryn.  They are (from left) : Lizzie, David, Evan, Richard (the father known as Dic y Bryn), John (in the back), Tom (in the front), Elizabeth Davies (the mother), the baby is Maggie May, Annie, Rees and William.


Llun wrth ddrws Efail Fach.

On steps of Efail Fach; front row – Evan and May; standing is Jac and Gwyn was the baby.  Gwyn better known locally as “Gwyn, Derw House”.

Efail Fach

Efail Fach


New Images — 2 Comments

  1. What FANTASTIC photos. Although well before my time!!
    And what a LOT of children attending the school!!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Love ❤️ to know the “Hanes” a bit more so was very welcome reading!
    Hwyl, Mags Morgan, ex Brynderi. Now Australia.

  2. Thank you to Dafydd Tomos. By contacting this group I have found my 5th great grandfather and his descendants. It would appear that Michael Davies,b1727 of Cilycwm, his son David b 1747 and 2 grandsons Michael b 1787 and David b1794 were all clockmakers. One son David lived at Abercamlais and the other Michael live at Tanlife. Michael of Tanlife was my g.g.g grandfather. His son James Davies moved to Nantyglo Monmouthshire some time after 1841. Many many thanks

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