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(Betws Beyond the World)

Compiled and edited by Carol Murphy and Chris Dixon & published by The Betws History Group, 2000

Contents listing and index by Gareth Hicks Aug 2001

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NB. personal names have been excluded from the index if they are likely to relate to people still living.

 

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Early History
  • Medieval Betws
  • Religion
  • Early Industry
  • Education
  • Coal Industry
  • Custom and Cures
  • Old Tales
  • Place Names
  • Betws Businesses
  • Village Celebrities
  • Snippets
  • Sport
  • Social
  • Recorded History
  • Bibliography

 

 

 

 

 

People

---, Amanwy[see David Rees Griffiths]---, Bessie Iawn (see William Jones]
---, Cwrcin [ see Joseph Thomas]---, David, Llwyn Du, a miller, d 1737, 57
---, David ap Gwyn, yeoman, Glamorgan, Penyrallt/Betws, 1539, 140---, David ap John Gwyn, re Blaen Nant y Cadno, 1541, 140
---, David Gwillym ap Jenkin, Carmarthen, re Penyrallt/Betws, 1539, 140---, Gwili, poet and headmaster, Ysgol Gwynfryn, 135
---, Harry Dwndall, Henrhyd farm, 107---, Hywel ap Maredudd, 1136, 36
---, Ifan Llwyn Cwn, 108---, John ap Griffith ap David, re Blaen Nant y Cadno, 1541, 140
---, Lord Rhys, 36---, Maliwn, coalminer, 84
---, May Plough, Plough and Harrow, 124---, Moc Ystradaman, 108
---, Myrddin [see Gwilym Jones]---, Rhys Fychan, Dinefwr, 11, 36, 37
---, Rhys Grug, 1217, 36---, Rhys y crydd, shoe repairs, Park St, 118
---, The Conjurers, 145---, Thomas Jenkin Llewellyn ap Morgan, yeoman, Betws, re Cwm Cathan, 1597, 140
---, Twmi, Ystalyfera, d 1920s, 146---, Watcyn Wyn, 12, 14
---, William ap Rees, yeoman, Glamorgan, Penyrallt/Betws, 1539, 140---. Hwliwn, coalminer, 84
---. Twm Alec, c 1840, 105Ambrose, W, Cwmtwrch, 1896, 66
Beaufort, Lord, 145Bevan, D, Bolgoed, 1896, 66
Bevan, Noah, sister Sarah, and his daughter Mary Ann, Full Moon farm/Blaen Cwm farm , d 1962, 138-9, 145Bevan, Tom, Bryn, 1896, 67
Bevan, William, elder, Capel Newydd, 50Beynon, Lloyd, sheep dog trial steward, 1896, 66
Bossche, Maria Van den, Antwerp, 1915, 80Bowen, family, grocers, near Maes y Berllan, 120
Bowen, Isaac, school boy, d 1873, 79Bowen, William, Ty'n y Coed Mill, 1840, 59
Bowen Evan, 54Calder, John, London, 1840, 59
Callard, Sam, preacher & chemical works, 147Cawdor, Earl, lord of the manor, 1895, 191
Chivers, Benjamin, chemical works, c 1840s, 147Chivers, Jonathan, Ty'n y Coed house, 1840, 59
Chivers, ---Messrs, chemical works, 1907, 88, 147Clement, William, Cross Keys pub, 1890, 122
Cooper ?, Thomas Rees, Coopers Arms Villa, 1798, 1818, 122Coslet, Coslet, blacksmith & Cross Keys pub, 1837, 122
Darlington, J, colliery owner, Rugby, c 1890s, 86Davies, Bob, gardener, Pen yr Argoed, 14
Davies, David, Llwynyfedwen, 1905, 54Davies, David, hawker, d 1730, 57
Davies, David Glyn Mrs, Heulwen, 54Davies, E S Rev, Capel Newydd, 50
Davies, Edna, Maes y Berllan, 117Davies, Elizabeth, school girl, d 1880, 79
Davies, Evan, 18Davies, Evan Rev, Argoed, 47
Davies, Glanmor, 54Davies, H R Rev, Capel Newydd, 50
Davies, Henry, Penllech fach, 51Davies, John, elder, Capel Newydd, 50
Davies, John, Waunherod, 1905, 54, 55Davies, John Rev, Argoed, 47
Davies, Louis, singer, Mill Rd, 149Davies, Mary Edith Mrs, Pantybanwen, 54
Davies, ---Mrs, wool lady, Park St, 119Davies, ---Mrs, hairdresser, Betws Rd, 119
Davies, Price, manager at Ammanford colliery, 1925, 89Davies, Samuel, Cwm Helen, 1848, 30
Davies, T, Felindre, 1896, 66Davies, Thomas, Llwynyfedwen, 1905, 54
Davies, W M Mrs, Waungron, 1921, 80Davies, William, school boy, 1868, 79
Davies, William, Pantyfallen, 54Davies, William, shopkeeper, d 1732, 144
Davies, William H, Siloam Sunday school, 54Davison, George, Kodak, 127
De Breos, William, Lord of Gower, 11, 26, 36, 37Dinefwr, ---Lord, 15
Dinefwr, Princes of, 11Donaldson, Francis, from the USA, 1840, 57
Dynevor, Lord, landowner, 1895, 191Evans, D, sheep dog trial steward, 1896, 66
Evans, Daniel/Mary, smith and inn keeper, Betws village, 1813, 57Evans, David, shoemaker, 1734, 57
Evans, David John, 54Evans, Evan, shoemaker, Pant y Betws, d 1816, 57
Evans, Evan, miller, Melyn Llyn Du, 1816, 62Evans, George, violin teacher, Mill Rd, 149
Evans, Hopkin, tailor, Full Moon Cottage, 1853, 58Evans, J, Butchers Arms, 1896, 67
Evans, John, station master, c 1900, 127Evans, Owen John Rev, Capel y Cwm, 54
Evans, Rachel, Betws Mill, 1861, 61Evans, William, elder, Capel Newydd, 50
Evans, William and Hopkin, tailors, Full Moon cottage, 1853, 57Fowler, George, school boy, d 1875, 79
Fowler, W, sheep dog trial timekeeper, 1896, 66Frances, William/Anne, Maerdy Mawr, 1820, 62
Gifford, John, 1282, 37Griffies, Jonathan, Curate of St David's/Betws, 1731/76, 41, 47, 57, 70
Griffies, Timothy, son of Jonathan, 1755, 70Griffiths, ---, undertakers, Betws Rd, 119
Griffiths, ---, blacksmith, Pentwyn Rd, 118Griffiths, David Rees [Amanwy]/Margaret/Mary, Yr-Efail, 1882-1953, 133-7
Griffiths, David/Mabel, Plough and Harrow, early 1900s, 123Griffiths, Elwyn, 1920s, 60
Griffiths, James (Jim)Rt Hon/Winnie, Yr-Efail, 1890-1975, 12, 126-129, 134Griffiths, Susannah, herbalist, Ty'n y Coed, 101
Griffiths, William/Margaret, blacksmith, Yr-Efail, 18, 127Harri, Dai Watt, 1920s, 98
Harries, David, Ty'n y Coed Mill, 1875, 59Harries, E, Pontardulais, 1896, 66
Harries, J, architect, Llandeilo, 1872, 43Harries, John (Irlwyn), Argoed Fach, b 1878, 17, 18, 51, 100, 135, 135
Harries, Rees, Pant y Betws, d 1813, 64Harris, Hopkin, gents tailor, Colonel Rd, 119
Harris, Howell Rev, Methodist preacher, 47Harry, D, Cwrtmawr, 1896, 66
Harry, Mary, Llwyn Du Mill, 1911, 62Heiniken, Letty Miss, 1840, 57
Herbert, Henry, Ammanford colliery, c 1890s, 85Hewlett, Alfred, colliery owner, Warwick, c 1890s, 86
Hewlett, Ernie, Iron merchant, Totnes, c 1890s, 86Hicks, Richard, Tanyrallt, 1905, 54
Higgs, Jonathan, elder at Capel Newydd, Bryncam, 50, 51Higgs, Rees[Rhys], elder, Capel Newydd, 50, 52
Holding, W, Nottingham, 86Hopkin, E, Cwmfelin Mill, c 1761, 63
Hopkin, John and dau Mary, Betws Mill, 61, 1820, 1844, 61Hopkin, R, Ystradaman, d 1807, 64
Hopkyn, Willym/John/ & family, Plas y Betws/Cwm Cathan/ Maes y Betws/Llwyn Du, Glan Nant y Ffin/Ynys Tymlud houses, c1588-, 112Hughes, Ben, school boy, 1868, 79
Hughes, Walter [Private], village postman, 1914, 152Hummel, ---, clockmakers, Cross Inn, 1850, 57
James, David Mrs, grocers shop, Colonel Rd, 119James, Edith Mrs, 54
James, Evan, Castell Ifan, 1905, 54James, John, flaxman, d 1769, 57
James, John, school boy, 1868, 79James, Jonathan, school boy, 1879, 79
Jenkins, ---, Wern Isaf, 44Jenkins, George, school boy, born c 1850, 79
Jenkins, Griffith, mining engineer, 1912, 95Jenkins, Olwen Rees Mrs, Brynhaulog, 54, 55
John, Hannah, sold paraffin etc, off Betws Rd, 119John, Hopkin, Argoed Fawr, 1748, 17, 47
Jones,, Gwilym [Myrddin], poet and farm manager, Glan Nant y Ffin, 1899, 116, 135Jones, Ben Elis Rev, Capel Newydd, 50
Jones, Dai farmer, Llwynyronen farm, b 1914, 108, 178Jones, David, school boy, 1870, 79
Jones, Ellis Mrs, 1921, 80Jones, Griffith, circulating schools, 70
Jones, Griffith, colliery at Maesquarre, 1870, 85Jones, Hannah Gwen Miss, 54
Jones, Hopkin, Twllygwyddel, 1896, 66Jones, Idris/Myfi, Newbridge, 14, 18
Jones, Ivor, school boy, 1889, 80Jones, JNO, grocer/baker, Newbridge House,118, 119
Jones, John, elder, Capel Newydd, 50Jones, John, school boy, 1880, 80
Jones, Mary, Plough and Harrow, 1842, 123Jones, Mary Mrs, Cwm Cathan Isaf, 51
Jones, ---Miss, drapery shop, Park St, 118Jones, ---Mr, Llyn Cwn, 1867, 77
Jones, ---Mrs, Dyffryn House, 74Jones, Nansi Miss, Plasynant, 54
Jones, Thomas, choirmaster Sion Chapel, Plough, 48Jones, Thomas, elder, Capel Newydd, 50
Jones, W J, Betws/Penllech/Anglesey, 142Jones, W N, Dyffryn House/Ammanford, c 1900, 15
Jones, William (Bessie Iawn), Butchers Arms public house, d 1894, 15, 104, 125Joseph, John, Penllech Farm, 1920s, 143
Joshua, John [Private], Betws/Ypres, 152Julian, J H and son Denzil Bevan, Iscoed, Denzil d 1935, 81
Lewis, John, schoolmaster, Tycroes, 1866, 70, 72Lewis, John, schoolmaster, from Cardiganshire, 1871, d 1915, 72, 73, 80, 126
Llewelyn, W, Fairwater, 1896, 66Lloyd, Evan Rev, Vicar 1882+, 191
Lloyd, J, Penllereglwys, 1896, 66Lloyd, ---Vicar, 45
Lloyd, W H, Medical Officer of Health, Llandeilo Board of Guardians, 1900, 67Lloyd, William Rev, Penllech, at Betws church 1779-1813, 105
Maddox, ---Mrs, Ammanford, 45Mainwaring, David, collier & poet, 135
McDonald, ---Mr, Maesquarre hall, 1918, 154Miles, J, Tylecoch, 1896, 66
Miles, John, school boy, 1868, 79Morejon, Cheo, boxer, 109
Morgan, Abel, Heol y Felin, 54Morgan, D, sheep dog trial steward, 1896, 66
Morgan, David, Brynlloi colliery, 1757, 85Morgan, Eleanor and father John, 1736, 114
Morgan, John, stone mason, Betws village, d 1809, 57Morgan, Joseph, Bwlch y Mynydd, 51
Morgan, Rhys, Penllech Sunday school, 52Morgan, Tom, Brynglas, 54
Morgan, Tom, Wauncaeifan, 54Morgan Ifor, Llwyn Cwn cottage, 52
Morris, --- Mrs, Wernolau, 1890, 44Morris, Anne, Maesquarre colliery, late C19, 88
Morris, D, Castell Farm/Carreg Cennen, 1896, 66Morris, Dafydd Rev, Yr Hendre, 13
Morris, David, school boy, 1879, 79Morris, David (Colonel), Brynffin, 12, 13, 14, 51, 73, 116, 131
Morris, family, Pontaman House and Gelli, 88Morris, Godfrey, landowner, 45
Morris, Henry, Pantyfallen, 1905, 54Morris, John/Ann, Coed Cae Bach, 1834, 116
Morris, William Henry, 54Neal, Frederic K William, Mill Rd, 149
Owens, Derrick and Willie, school boys, Maerdy Rd, d 1935, 81Parker, C, coal agent, London, c 1890s, 86
Pascoe, T T, mine agent, Swansea, 1913, 86Peace, C, Lincoln, c 1890s, 86
Peace, M, solicitor, Wigan, c 1890s, 86Peers, Donald, popular singer, Mill Rd/Betws, 1909-1973, 130
Peers, Frank, father of Donald, 130Phillips, ---, Gilfach farm/Australia, 1860, 147
Pontan, Daniel, stonemason, 1807, 145Popkyn, family, Cwmfelin Mill , 63
Powell, Idris, school boy, d 1919, 80Powell, Landeg Rev, Sion Chapel, 48
Powell, William, gentleman, Cwmfelin Mill, 1761, 63Price, ---Miss, hairdresser, Betws Rd, 119
Price, ---Mr/Mrs, home doctors, Betws Rd, 119Pritchard, Thomas, Iscoed, 54
Rees, Esther, Butchers Arms, c 1935, 125Rees, Esther Miss, sweet shop, Colonel Rd, 119
Rees, John, Pontyclerc/Ammanford, 1911, 122Rees, Jonah, Brynhaulog, 54
Rees, ---Miss, grocers shop, Aron House/Betws Rd, 119Rees, Morgan, Maerdy, d 1816, 64
Rees, Stephen, sheep dog trial steward, 1896, 66Rees, W, overman, 1896, 67
Rees, William, elder at Capel Newydd, Ty'nycwm, 50, 51Rees, William, College St, 1905, 54
Rees, William, Betws Mill, 1881, 61Rees, William, assistant teacher, 1846, 77
Rees ?,Thomas [Cooper?], Coopers Arms Villa, 1798, 1818, 122Rice, George Talbot, Baron Dinefwr, Newton House/Llandeilo, 1840, 115
Rice, Walter Sir, lord of the manor, Newton/Llandeilo, 1670, 62, 140Richard, Seward Thomas/Isabella Irene, Brynffin, 1936, 131
Richard, William/Ann Rev, Capel Newydd, 1905, 14, 131Richards, Evan, Llwyn Cwn, 52
Richards, Ivor Lord, 12, 14Richards, William Rev, Capel Newydd, 50
Roberts, Gomer Rev, 12, 13, 135, 136Roberts, John, elocutionist, Glanaman, 135
Roberts, ---Mrs, sweet shop/Cooper's Hotel, Colonel Rd, 119Rutley, Winnie [married Jim Griffiths], Hampshire, 128
Samuel, Anne and family, Llyn Du Mill, after 1737, 1813, 62Thomas, Dai, bandmaster, Mill Rd, 149
Thomas, Hugh, d 1720, 107Thomas, Joseph, 18
Thomas, Joseph [Cwrcin], grocery shop, Betws square, 109, 118Thomas, Llewellyn and son David, Llanfrynach, 1680, 106
Thomas, Morgan [and dau Jane baptised 1731], 145Thomas, Myfanwy Harries, Waunddwfn, 54
Thomas, Rhys, school master, 1905, 54, 73, 77Thomas, Rhys, school boy, 1880, 80
Thomas, Richard, stonemason, 1807, 145Thomas, Thomas, elder, Capel Newydd, 50
Thomas, Thomas, Pantybanwen, 1905, 54Thomos, Joseff, green grocer/mayor, 1895, 110
Treharne, family, Maesquarre hall, 152Trevor, George Rice Rice, 1845, 116
Vaughan, Gwilym, 1907, 14Vaughan, Johnny, boxing manager, 108, 178
Walerian, Robert, 1252, 36Walters, Elizabeth , Ty'n y Coed Mill, 1908, 59
Watkins, Elizabeth, shopkeeper, Ty Ycha, village, d 1833, 57Watt, Ossie, Glan Nant y Ffin farm, 108
Williams, ---, Maesquarre, d 1817, 64, 85Williams, Ceinwen, choir conductor, Mill Rd, 149
Williams, D R, Llwynyrhaf, 1896, 66Williams, Dafydd, 18
Williams, David, Maesquarre Hall, 14, 15, 101, 152Williams, David, slaughterhouse, 1900, 67
Williams, David/Elizabeth, gentleman yeoman, Melin Llwyn Du, 1670, 1737, 62Williams, George, Maesquarre Hall, 1847, 152
Williams, J L, Maesquarre, 1896, 66Williams, J W, Castell, 1896, 67
Williams, John, school boy, 1868, 79Williams, John (Squire), Maesquarre Hall, c 1900, 14, 108, 152, 154, 191
Williams, John the oil, Park St, 118Williams, ---Mrs and dau, sweet shop/grocers, Betws Rd, 119
Williams, Robert, 18Williams, William and dau Jane, 1680, 106
Williams, William/Rose Callard, 46 

 

Places / groups

Abernant , 94Amalgamated Collieries Ltd, 87
Amman Engineering co, 88Amman river, 11
Amman Valley Grammar School, 130Ammanford Colliery No 1 and 2, 32, 48, 73, 85, 88, 89, 90, 91, 127, 133
Ammanford Cory Team, 143, 155, 156Ammanford Gas Co, 73
Ammanford Square, 90, 141Ammanford Train Station, 74
Ammanford trotting Stadium, 176Annwyl Fan, nursing home, 11
Argoed, the, 112Argoed fach, 51
Argoed Fawr cottage, 17Argoed Fawr House, 46
Argoed Rd, 17, 46Aron House, 119
Auxiliary Fire Service, 151Banc Cwm helen, 29
Banc y Bryn, 20, 22, 32Baran, 27, 58, 107
Benevolent Club, 149Bethany, Glanaman, 50
Bethany Chapel/Ammanford, 48Betws Anthracite Ltd, 94
Betws Blackbirds, 155Betws Board school, 126
Betws Carnival, 182Betws Church School, 72
Betws Colliery, 32Betws Cricket Club, 169, 177
Betws fair, 179Betws Mill, 60
Betws Mountain, 66, 106Betws New Drift Mine, 93
Betws Park, 12, 143, 155Betws primary school, 179
Betws Rd, 17, 44, 48, 72, 74, 112, 114, 142, 179Betws Recreation Club, 155
Betws Rugby Club, 163, 189Betws School, 60
Betws school, 118Betws Soccer Club, 189
Betws Square, 12, 109, 149Bishop's Palace, 142
Black Mountains, 22Blaen Cwm farm, 65, 145
Blaen Nant y Cadno, 29, 50, 140Bodyst, 142
Bodyst Ucha, 22, 36Bristol House/Ammanford, 118
Bryn Coed/Llandybie, 23Bryn y Bierthi, 140
Bryncam, 50Brynffin, 12, 131, 193
Brynlloi/Glanaman, 85, 191Buarth Valley, 29
Butchers, The, 15Butchers [Mount]colliery, 91, 92, 93, 125, 194
Butchers Arms, 66, 91, 141Bwlch y Mynydd farm [Mountain Gate], 36, 50, 140
Bwtrifach, 113Bwtrimawr, 113
Cae Castell Ffinnen Isaf/Uchaf, 115Cae Crwn, 50, 92
Cae Gurwen, manor, 38Cae Penllech, 142
Cae Quarr, 145Caefadog, 48
Caemawr, 177Caemawr estate, 112
Cae'r Beddau, 36Cae'r Castell, 36
Cae'r Eglwys, 114Cae'r Ynys, 127
Cantref Bychan, 33Cantref Gwyr, 35
Capel Newydd, 12, 48, 74, 80, 131Capel Sion, 48
Carreg Aman Uchaf, 17Carreg Arthur, 15
Carreg Cennen Castle, 33, 35Cartref/Tirydail Lane, 37
Castell Coch, 36Castell Du, 36, 44
Cathan Bridge, 151Cathan river, 11, 36
Cawdor colliery, 85Cawdor estate lands, 66
Cefn Gwrhyd, 27Chemical Works/Pontaman, 59, 147
Christian Temple/Ammanford, 127Church St, 115
Clawdd Owain, 27Clydach fawr, 114
Coed Cae, 114Coed Cae Bach, 116
Colonel Rd, 12, 48, 118, 145Co-op Stores, 119
Coopers Hotel/pub, 109, 119, 122, 155, 156, 164Coopers Well, 61
Craig Cefn Parc, 25Cresci's Café/Quay St, 75
Cross Inn/Ammanford/Llandybie, 11, 48, 72, 77Cross Keys pub, 109, 119, 122, 163
Cwm Buarth, 29Cwm Cathan, 29, 50, 140
Cwm Clydach, 26Cwm Helen, 29
Cwm Rhyd yr Eirin Falls, 17Cwmaman, 84, 145, 191
Cwmfelin, 31, 50, 58, 65Cwmfelin [mill], 63
Cwmgors, 38, 85Cwmwernddu field, 163
Cydweli, 37Dan yr Allt, 141
Darts Team, 177Deheubarth, 33, 35
DHSS building, 142, 151Dinefwr castle/Llandeilo, 24, 30
Docklands, 142Drift y Parc mine, 133, 134
Drum & Fife Band, 146Dynevor colliery, 88
Elim, Tirydail, 50Elliptical Stones, 146
Foelgastell, 14Full Moon Cottage, 141, 145, 190
Gardener's Fault, 141Garenig valley, 29
Garn Goch/Bethlehem, 23Garnant, 72, 74, 85
Garnswllt, 11, 112, 144Garth Owen, 30
Gelliceidrim colliery, 85Gellimanwydd chapel(Christian Temple) , 12, 17
Gilfach farm, 145Glan Nant y Ffin [mill], 58, 60
Glan Nant y Ffin farm, 61, 146Glan yr Afon Sheltered Complex, 117, 151
Glan yr Afon Workmen's Rest, 117, 151Glanaman, 15, 72
Glyn y Felin, 31Glyn yr Adar, 146
Glyncywarch, 85, 88Glynmoch colliery, 85, 88
Gospel Hall/Pantyffynnon, 28Gower, 11
Graig Fawr, 27Graig Fawr/Pontardulais, 23
Griffiths Bros Builders, 122Groeslwyd, 50, 141, 191, 193
Gwaith Dwr Llygad Llwchwr, 1905, 14Gwaith Isaf, 32, 48, 54
Gwaith Uchaf Betws, 32, 48, 54Gwaun-cae-gurwen, 36, 85, 127
Gwern y Felin, 31Hafod, 30
Hannah John's Lane, 119Hendre Fawr, 30
Henrhyd, 22, 32, 36Heol Henry, 145
Heol Maesyquarre, 54Heol Pwnai, 145
Heol y Porth, 142High St, Ammanford, 42
Hopkinstown, 45, 112, 193Iscennen, commote, 33
Ivorites Hall/Ammanford, 127Jazz Band, 179
Lamb colliery, 85Lincoln's Nightclub, 87
Llandeilo Builders Merchants, 88Llandeilo Hunters, 123
Llandeilo Talybont[Hendy], 40, 42Llech yr Aberth, 22, 23
Llech yr Halen, 22, 146Lle'r Eglwys, 115
Lliw valley, 26Llwchisawel, 142, 144, 145, 190
Llwyn Cwn, 50, 141Llwyn Du [mill], 58, 61, 62
Llwyn y Fesen , 148Llwynyronen moor, 105
Llynfell river, 27Lon y Felin, 151
Loughor river, 11Lower Clydach valley, 30
Madog's field, 48Maerdy, the, 112
Maerdy farm, 61, 67, 190Maerdy Rd, 151
Maes Dewi (Piode Fach)/Llandybie, 24Maes y Berllan, 62, 112, 120, 144, 193
Maes y Betws farm, 61, 145, 146, 190Maesllech, 50, 142, 190
Maesquarre colliery, 88Maesquarre Hall, 14, 152
Maesquarre Rd, 143Maes-y-Betws farm, 17, 39, 44, 115
Maesyfelin, 164Manor Betws, 33, 115
Manor Meddynfych, 33Manorau, 54
Meddynfych farm, 25Melin Flawd y Betws, 60
Melin Llwyd Du, 62Melin y Cwm, 31, 58
Milestones, 143Mill Rd, 60, 61, 149
Mount colliery, 88, 91Myddenfych, 25
Mynydd Betws, 19, 20+Mynydd Carn Llechart/Pontardawe, 20
Mynydd Ddu, 22Mynydd y Gwair, 25, 27
Nant Melin, 31, 58Nant y Cadno, 141
Nant y Ffin stream, 61, 110, 130, 140, 145Nant-y-ffin, 18
National Assistance Office, 120Neath Abbey, 38
Neolithic Burial Chambers, 142Newbridge House, 118
Oak Tree, 146Pant y Betws farm, 120, 176, 190
Pant y Betws well, 72Pantyffynnon Station, 61, 152
Pantyfynnon Colliery, 135Parc Bwtrimawr, 113
Parc Tir yn y Bailie/Cwm Cathan, 140Parcyrhun House, 28
Parcyrhun school, 73Parish Rd, 142
Park St, 112, 117, 120, 142, 151Pen yr Heol, 141
Penlannau Farm, 145Penllech, 50, 141, 142, 143, 190
Penllech fach, 51Penllech Sunday school, 50
Penlle'r Castell, 16, 27, 30, 35Penlle'r Eglwys, 142
Penpound Garage, 61Pentwyn Rd, 48, 118
Penyrallt, 29, 140Pen-yr-Argoed hill, 14
Pen-yr-Argoed Square, 17Pier Head Team, 143
Plas y Betws, 29, 85, 107, 142, 190Plas y Nant, 51
Plough and Harrow, 105, 109, 110, 119, 123, 142, 145, 163Pontaman, 45, 90, 147
Pontaman Mill, 59Porthyrodyn, 140
Post Office, 119Pwll Jonathon, 85
Quay St/Ammanford, 74, 142Quika, path, 62, 114, 120
Raven colliery, 85Rhydaman Society, 151
Rice Rd, 115, 156, 182Saron colliery, 90
Scotch Pine [Butchers Arms] Public House, 15, 91, 125, 150Ship Inn/Felindre, 107
Siloam Sunday school, 54Sion Chapel, 17
Sion Chapel/Betws Rd, 48, 119Siop Glan, 121
Slaughter house, 67Small pox hospital, 16
Soccer club, 119Social events, 189
St David Church/Betws, 27, 38, 39, 113, 141St David's Church/Llangyfelach, 38
St Thomas's Church, 90Striveland, 35
Stryd y Cei/Ammanford, 142Talley Abbey, 38
Tipperary, 112Tir Einon/Llandybie, 23
Tir Eleanor Morgan, 114Tir Lan, 141
Tir Lidir, 140Tir y Beddau, 142
Tir yn y Gwyndwn, 140Tirydail, 33
Tirydail colliery, 73Tirydail Lane, 37
Tirydail tinplate works, 48Tor Clawdd, 25
Treforus housing estate, 14, 182Twll Gwyn, 85
Ty Capel, 17Ty Coch, 87, 107
Ty Melin Uchaf/Isaf, 31, 58Ty'n y Berllan, 144
Ty'n y Coed [mill], 58, 59Ty'n y Cwm, 50
Ty'n y Wern/Glanaman, 194United Anthracite Collieries Ltd, 86
Upper Clydach valley, 29Vicarage, 128
Waun Hir, 20, 22, 32Wern Isaf farm, 148
Wern Terrace, 17Wernolau Rd, 45
Wernos, 95Wesleyan methodist Chapel/Pontaman, 148
Wheelhouse shop, 118White House, 128
Yr-Efail, 12Ysgair Cathan, 145
Ysgol Sul Siloam, 54Ysguborwen farm, 141
Ystalyfera, 72Ystrad Tywi, 33

 

Photographs/maps

Amanwy, 134Ammanford Colliery, Betws, 86
Ammanford Cory Team [Betws Park], 143Ammanford No 2, Betws, 89
Ammanford town AFC, 159Ammanford Town Juniors, 161, 162
Ammanford Trotting Stadium, 176Argoed Fawr, first chapel in Betws, 46
Arthur, Louise, 171Bartlett, A....., 175
Betws AFC, 158Betws Blackbirds, 155, 156, 157
Betws Bridge (Amman), 12Betws Carnival. 182-187
Betws Cricket Club 1990, 169Betws haymakers, 65
Betws New Mine, 94Betws RFC, 1962-63, 165
Betws RFC, 1980-81, 165Betws RFC official opening, 166
Betws Rugby Team, 1994, 167Betws Rugby Team, January 2000, 167
Betws School, 72, 73, 76, 77, 78, 79Betws Square, 150
Bevan, Noah, and his foxes, 138Brickworks, 87, 88
Butchers Arms/Betws Mountain, 104Cae Siwan, Betws, 16
Capel Sion, group with Colonel Morris, 49Capel Sion and Capel Newydd, 50
Capel Sion/betws Rd, 49Carn Llechart Neolithic burial chamber, 21
Carn Llechart stone circle, 20Castell Ifan, 69
Cathan River & Bridge [Garnswllt], 151Commotes, Map of , 33
Commotes, map of, showing position of Penlle'r Castell, 35Co-op Stores/Betws Rd, 120
Coopers Hotel, Betws Rd, 123Cross Keys, Betws Rd, 122
Cwm Buarth, aerial view, 29Cwm Rhyd yr Eirin Falls, 16
Delivery Van [JNO Jones], 118Disaster at Senghenydd, 95
Evans, B....., 174Fferm Cwmrhydyreirin, 69
Football Teams, 160Full Moon Cottage, 141
Garn Goch/Bethlehem, aerial view of hill fort, 24Griffiths, James, 126
Gwyr [Gower], ancient map, 27Haines, N........, 172
Harries, Irlwyn, Argoed Fach, 17Harries, J...., and his young ladies, 188
Jazz Bands, 180, 181Jones, Dai[Farmer], 178
Lech yr Halen standing stone, 23Llan, tithe map of church area, 28
Llwchisawel, 144Llwyn Cwn Farm, 68
Madame Ceinwen & Betws Choir, 149Mado's Headstone [Noah Bevan's dog], 139
Maerdy Farm, 68Maes y Betws Farm, 68
Maesquarre Hall, 153Maesquarre Lake, 154
Maesquarre Tea Party, 153Maes-y-Bettws, map of village area c 1811, 10
Mari Maesquarre, 14Marshall, ---Mrs, 121
Mill Lane, 60Millstones, 61
Monkey Puzzle Tree[Maesquarre Hall] 108Morris, Colonel, 13
Murphy, J......., 171Newbridge House, 117
Oak Tree, The, artist's sketch, 147Old Maerdy Farm, 34
Pen yr Argoed/Betws, 47Penllech Sunday school, building of, 52
Penllech Sunday School group c 1890, 53Penlle'r Castell, 36
Pentwyn Rd, 115Plas y Betws Farm, 142
Platform house/Upper Clydach valley, remains of, 31Plough and Harrow, 124
Pontaman Bridge, 91Pontaman Chemical Workers, 148
Pontaman Mill, artist impression, 58Pontaman Mill, 59
Prince Charles' Visit, 93Pwll Perkins, 84
Reid, L....., 175Scotch Pine, 125
Siloam Chapel/Maesyquarre, 55Sion Chapel/Betws Rd, 48
St David's Church/ Betws, 40St David's Church/Betws, copy of original plan, 42
St David's Church/Betws, circular window, 43St Thomas Sunday School, 45
Steinman, M........, 170Tair Carn Isaf, aerial view, 22
The 'Clwb bach', 164The new clubhouse, 164
Thomas, B....., 172Thomas, R.... & A...., 173
Treforus, street party [named group], 188Trot, L....., 175
Workmens Rest, 150