Ystradgynlais & District

History and Heritage

Ystradgynlais Commercial History

From the late nineteenth century into the early decades of the twentieth, Ystradgynlais grew from the status of a village to that of a town. Industry, commerce, and services grew in proportion to the increasing population, and many areas of the town which are nowadays solely residential had rows of shops, businesses, and public houses.

The Ynyscedwyn Ironworks

See our section on the Ynyscedwyn Ironworks.


Bakers of Ystradgynlais

Ystradgynlais bakers include Abrahams who used to be based in what is now the main car park, off Heol Maes y Dre

See our section on Bakers of Ystradgynlais.


Blacksmiths of Ystradgynlais

See our section on Blacksmiths of Ystradgynlais.


Doctors and Surgeries of Ystradgynlais

See our section on Doctors and Surgeries of Ystradgynlais.


Pubs and Inns of Ystradgynlais

See our section on Pubs and Inns of Ystradgynlais.

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Valley Boys in the Great War

We are pleased to present our First World War project as a contribution to the Centenary of WWI It is a document entitled: YSTALYFERA YSTRADGYNLAIS And DISTRICT 1914 -1918..

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