Kelly's Directory for South Wales, 1910


The information  below relating to Ammanford was extracted  by Gareth Hicks with the kind permission of the publishers from the CD of the same title as the main heading. (Archive CD Books)

AMMANFORD is a market town and parish, formed in 1903, partly from the parishes of Llandebie and Bettws, with a station on the Brynamman and Pantyffynnon branch of the Great Western railway, and is in the Eastern division of the County of Carmarthen, on the road from Llandilo to Llanelly and Swansea, 8 miles south from Llandilo, and 17 east from Carmarthen, in the hundred of Iscennen, Amman Valley petty sessional division, county court district of Llandilo, union of Llandilo Fawr, rural deanery of Llandilo, arch­deaconry of Carmarthen and diocese of St David's. The parish is governed by an Urban District Council of 15 members, formed in 1903, under the provisions of the "Local Government Act, 1894." The town is lighted by electricity supplied by the, Ammanford Electric Supply. The church of St, Michael's and All Angels, erected in 1885, at a cost of £1,257.7s.7d. is an edifice in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, vestry, and a bell cot, containing one bell. There are 200 sittings. The Rev. John Walden Jones B.A. of St. David's College, Lampeter, has been curate in charge here since 1908. There are Wesleyan, Baptist, Congregational and Calvinistic Methodist chapels. In the parish are tinplate works and collieries. The Ivorites Hall is used for concerts, theatricals and public meetings, and, will seat about 1,600 persons. A market is held here every Saturday. Brynffin, is the property and residence of Lieut.-Col. David Morris. The Hon. W. F. Rice, Mrs. Jones, of Carregamman,,and W. N. Jones esq. J.P. are the principal landowners. The area is 878 acres; rateable value, £11,491 ; the population in 1901 was 3,500 and is now (1910) about 6,000.

  • Post, M. 0., T. & Telephonic Express Delivery Office, College street, Ammanford (letters should have Carmarthenshire added).---David Gabe, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive at 6.18 & 12 noon & 5.30 p.m. week days; sundays, 7:45: a.m. ; dispatched 9.20 & 11.5 a.m. & 6.25 & 7 p.m. week days & 4.25 p.m. sundays
  • Post, M. 0. & T. Office, Pantyffynnon (letters should have Carmarthenshire added),---Mrs. Mary Ann Jones, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive at 5.55, 7.12 & 11.30 a.m. ; dispatched 11.15 a.m. & 6.5, 6.25 & 7.30 p.m. week days only
  • Post Office, Bettws ---Thomas Harris, sub-postmaster. Letters through Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office. Letters arrive 7.30 a.m. ; dispatched 5.45 p.m. week days only
  • Post & M. 0. Office, Pontamman road.---Herbert Henry Shepherd, sub-postmaster. Letters through Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, which is the nearest telegraph office, arrive at 8.20 a.m. & 12.30 & 7 p.m. ; dispatched at 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m. week days only




  • Stepney-Gulston Alan Stepney esq. D.L. Derwydd, Llandebie (chairman)
  • Du Buisson Arthur Edmund esq. Glynhir, Llandebie,Carmarthenshire
  • Herbert Henry, Brynmarlais, Ammanford
  • Hewlett Erne esq.Wernolen,Ammanford,Carmarthenshire
  • Jones William Nathaniel esq. Dyffryn, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire
  • Lewis James William esq. Danycoed, Brynamman, Carmarthenshire
  • Llewellyn William esq. Fairwater, Tycroes, Pantyffynon,Carmarthenshire
  • Richards David esq. Tirydail house, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire
  • Strick George Henry esq. Lower Cwmtwrch,. Glamorgan

The chairman for the time being for the Ammanford Urban District Council is an ex-officio magistrate

Clerk to the Magistrates, T. George Williams, 11 Wind street, Ammanford

Petty Sessions are held at the Ivorites Hall, Ammanford, every alternate saturday, at 11.45 a.m


The following places are included in the petty sessional divisions:---Parishes of Ammanford (Urban), Llandebie,

Bettws & Quarterbach ; hamlets of Loughor, Glynamman & Manorfabon




  • Chairman, William Evans.

Retire in April, 1910.

  • John Davies 
  • William Evans 
  • Edgar Griffith Jones
  • Thomas Fletcher
  • George Roblings

Retire in April, 1911.

  • Evan Evans       
  • David Jones
  • John Henry Lawley
  • David Morris
  • Rhys Thomas

Retire in April, 1912.

  • Thomas Lewis Davies
  • Benjamin Richard Evans
  • John Harries
  • Erne Hewlett
  • John Morgan


  • Clerk, Thomas M. Evans, Quay street
  • Treasurer, D. Arthur Fox, Lloyds Bank, College street
  • Medical Officer of Health, D. R. Price M.B. & C.M. Edin. The Laurels
  • Surveyor & Inspector of Nuisances, David Thomas, Quay street
  • Collector, Thomas J. Rees, Hall street
  • County Police, Evan Davies, inspector, 1 sergeant & 2 constables


The schools are controlled by a Sub-Committee of three members

  • Clerk, David Jones Morris, Overdale, Llandilo
  • Attendance Officer, W. T. Hughes, Ammanford
  • Council, Ammanford (mixed & infants), for 880 children ; average attendance, 813 ; John Lewis, master ; Miss M. E. Evans, infants' mistress
  • Council, Parcyrhun (mixed & infants), built 1909, for 510 children ; average attendance, 400 ; J. Harries Thomas, master ; Miss Julia Annie Collard, mistress


  • Amman Valley Times ; Jolly Brothers, proprietors &. publishers; published saturday


  • Ammanford (G. W. R.), John Evans, station master
  • Pantyffynnon, David Jones, station master
  • Tirydail, David Harries, station master


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Brodie-Smith Mrs. Lynwood,College st

Callard Robert, Tycock

Davies Rev. Evan (Calvinistic Methodist), Brooklands, Colonel road

Emmanuel Mrs. Arfryn, College st

Evans Rev. Isaac Cynwyd (Congregational), 33 Quay street

Evans Rev. Rosser (Welsh Congregational), Gwynfryn, College street

Evans Fred Theophilus, Wind street

Evans Thomas M., M.A. College st

Fox David Arth. Bank ho. College st

Griffiths Rev. John B. A., B.D. (Baptist), Talbot road

Herbert Henry J.P. Brynmarlais

Herbert William, Llwynon, High st

Hewlett Erne J.P. Wernolen

Hughes David Arthur, 33 College st

Jones Rev. John Walden B.A. (curate in charge), College street

Jones Mrs. Carregamman

Lewis Mrs. Brynaraul, College street

Michael William Thomas, The Croft, College street

Morgan Charles E. Quay street

Morris Lieut.-Col. David, Brynffin

Phillips William, Parcyryn, Pantyffynnon road

Pickton James, Brynhyfryd

Price David Rees M.B. The Laurels, Wind street

Richards David J,P. Tirydail house

Richards Mrs. Wind street

Robbins George, Danyparc

Roberts, Rev. Thomas (Wesleyan)

Scott David Wolseley, Cadvan house, College street

Shaw Joseph C. Devonia, High street

Thomas Rev. Morgan , (Baptist),Caerarba, Llandebie road

Williams Rev. W. N. (Calvinistic Methodist), Wind street

Williams Rev. William Mathias (Calvinistic Methodist), New road

Wyn Mrs. Gwyfryn, College street




Aberlash Tin Plate Co. Limited, tinplate manufacturers, Tirydail

Ammanford Colliery Co. Lim. (The) (Erne Hewlett, manager)

Ammanford Cooperative Society Ltd.(T. H. Allen, manager), College st

Ammanford Electric Supply (W.Herbert, proprietor; Arthur Preston, engineer & manager), Quay st

Ammanford Grammar School (Rev. Jn. Jenkins B.A, master),College st

Ammanford Institute (John Lewis, sec.), College street

Amman Valley Times (Jolly Bros.proprietors ; published saturday)

Anthony Jn. Telegraph hotel,Quay st

Anthony William, draper, The Arcade

Arter Dvd.town crier; Caregammanisaf

Australian Meat Co.butchrs.TheArcade

Baker Chas.& Co.cycle dlrs.College st

Bevan William, china dlr.6 Colonel st.

Bishop John Walton, solicitor, College street (attends mon. & thurs)

Bond Wm. Geo. insur. agt. Wind st

Buckley's Brewery Ltd.brewrs.Quay st

Bye William, Luther J, chemist & druggist, Quay street

Callard Thos. bldr. Devonia, High st

Capital & Counties Bank Limited (branch) (Charles E. Morgan, manager), Quay street; draw on head office,39 Threadneedle st. London EC

Carruthers & Co. boot & shoe dealrs, Quay street

Cohen Ellen (Mrs.), outfittr. College st

Cresci Eugene, shopkeeper, Quay st

Crist Frank B. fishmongr. College st

Cross Inn Commercial Hotel (The) (Oswald David Edwards, proprietor), Wind street

Davidson, Gilbert,fruit grwr.Wernoleu

Davies David P. & Sons, ironmongers,Wind street

Davies David, boot ma. Station road

Davies David, saddler, College street

Davies Ebenezer R, drapr. Station rd

Davies Geo. Wm, tobaccnst. Quay st

Davies Henry, china dealer, Quay st

Davies Henry, tobaccnst. 15 College st

Davies Jacob, grocer, 1 Station road

Davies James, shopkeeper, Wind st

Davies John, butcher, 11 Wernoleu rd

Davies John, grocer, 13 Quay street

Davies John, hair dresser, Wind street

Davies John Wyndham, tailor,Wind st

Davies Lettuce (Mrs.), Bridgend inn

Davies Pritchard,plumbr. 29 College st

Davies Rachael .(Mrs.), coffee rooms, Quay street

Davies Rachael (Miss), confectioner,Wind street

Davies Thos. Lewis, grocr. 3 College st

Davies William, tailor, 15 Bettws rd

Dewsberry Robert, monumental mason, 46 College street

Dunn F. & Sons, boot dlrs. College st

Dynevor Tin Plate Co. (David Richards, proprietor), Pantyffynnon

Edwards Jn. & Sons,butchers,Wind st

Edwards & Sons, nurserymn. Talbot rd

Edwards Mary (Miss), temperance hotel, High street

Edwards William,.tinman, High st

Elias & Emanuel, drapers, milliners,costumiers, & baby linen warehouse, 1a, & 5,Quay street

Emanuel Mary (Miss),draper &c. see Elias & Emanuel

Evans Alfred, blacksmith,152 High st

Evans Benj. Richd. outfitter, Wind st

Evans Daniel, insur. agent,  Wind st

Evans David, draper, Wind street

Evans David, greengrocer, New road

Evans David, shopkeeper, Station rd

Evans Elizh. (Mrs.),shpkpr.Station rd

Evans Evan, chemist, 1 College street

Evans Evan Francis, grocer, Quay st

Evans Fred, wheelwright, Florence rd

Evans James, builder, New road '

Evans John,fried fish dlr.Penybank rd

Evans John, shopkeeper, High street

Evans Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer,Pantybettws

Evans: Thomas M., M.A. solicitor, & clerk to Urban District Council, Quay street

Evans William, builder,84 College st

Evans Wm. shopkeepr. 21 College st

Fairburn Wm.shopkeepr.32 Bettws rd.

Fletcher Henry, butcher, High street

Fletcher John, boot maker, Wind st

Fletcher Thos. news agt, 27 College st.

Fox D. Arthur, manager of Lloyds Bank & treasurer to the Urban District Council, 9 College street

Fox George, confectioner, College st

Francis David, haulier, Margaret st

Gabe David, bookseller & stationer, Post office, College street

Griffith Samuel, solicitor,Wind street

Griffiths & Dent, milliners, Quay st

Griffiths David, haulier, 97 Wind st.

Griffiths Geo, farmer, Pentwyn road

Griffiths Herbert, frmr. Maesybettws

Griffiths John, builder, Penybank rd

Griffiths Joseph, tailor, College street.

Griffiths Thos. builder, 21 Bettws rd.

Griffiths Wm. blcksmth,1 Pentwyn rd..

Hammond David, insurance superintendent, College street

Harries Bros. ironmongers, College st:

Harries David, grocer, 2 Station road

Harries David, photographer, Hall st

Harries Hopkin, tailor, Colonel road

Harries John, Mount Pleasant P.H.,Pontamman road

Harries Thomas, tailor, 120 High st

Harries William, blacksmith, Bonllwyn,

Harries William, shopkeeper, Wind st

Harris Thos.fancy goods dlr.Colonel rd

Henson Walter,upholsterer,The Arcade

Herbert Henry, mining engineer

Herbert William, timber & builders' merchant, Quay street

Herscovincy Harry, photographer, The Arcade

Hewlett Wm. shopkpr. Pantyffynnon

Higgs John & Co. drapers, High st

Higgs & Son, news agents, Quay st.

Hill Frederick, greengrocer, Wind st

Hopkins Daniel, insur. agt.Colonel rd:

Howell William, solicitor &  notary public, High street

Hughes E. & Co. shopkprs. College st.

Hughes Abraham,hair drssr.College st

Hughes David Arthur L.R.C.P.Lond..M.R.C.S.Eng., D.P.H. surgeon, &, certifying factory surgeon & vaccination officer to Llandebie district, 39 College street

Hughes Evan Morgan, tailor, Wind st

Hughes George, builder, Union street

Hughes.W.T. school attendance office

Isaac David, confectioner, College st

Ivors Ltd. mineral water mfrs.Tirydail

James Ann (Mrs.), wool dealer, Llandebie Road

James Daniel, saddler, 31 College st

James Gata (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Castell-Ifan

James John, grocer, Colonel Road

James John, jobmaster, 25 College st

Jenkins Richard, grocer, Colonel road

Jenkins William. David A.R.I.B.A., F.S.I. architect & surveyor, College street ; & George street, Llandilo & at Llandyssil

John David Bevan, builder,Station rd

John John, bookseller, Quay street

John William, plumber, 28 Bettws rd

Johns Alex. coffee tavern, Wind st

Johnson F. & B. greengrocrs. Wind st

Johnson Susan (Miss), dress maker, College street

Jolly Bros. printers & publishers of the "Amman Valley Times; " quotations invited

Jolly George W. private enquiry agent, Gwynfan, College street

Jones Bros. builders, Station road

Jones Annie (Mrs.), shopkpr. High st

Jones Benj. furniture dealer, Wind st

Jones Benjamin, tailor, 1 Park street

Jones Bessie (Miss), dress maker, College street

Jones Chas. shopkpr. Pantyffynnon

Jones David, coach buildr. College st

Jones David, ironmonger, 28 Quay st

Jones David John Morgan, chemist, Quay street

Jones David R.hosiery mfr.72 Wind st

Jones David W. grocer, High street

Jones Evan, dentist, College street

Jones Gwenllin (Mrs.), grocer, Newbridge house,Park street & Quay st

Jones Hannah (Mrs.),shopkpr.Wind st

Jones Isaac, shopkpr. Pantyffynnon

Jones James, haulier, Heol-las

Jones Jas. Parry, Castle inn, High st

Jones John, builder, High street

Jones John, farmer, Wernddu

Jones John, greengro, 1 Llandebie rd

Jones John, shopkeeper, 5 Hall street

Jones John Clement, New Inn hotel ; jobmaster; good billiard room; wines & spirits of the best quality, Quay street

Jones John Rees, draper, Wind street

Jones Jonathan, butcher, Quay street

Jones Mary (Mrs.), shopkpr. Quay st

Jones Mary Ann(Mrs.),drpr.College st

Jones Rees, cabinet maker, Quay st

Jones Rees, tailor, High street

Jones Richard, shopkeeper, Quay st

Jones Sarah (Mrs.),drapr.11 College st

Jones Thomas, boot ma. Penybank rd

Jones Thomas, boot maker, Wind st

Jones Thos.Cross Keys P.H. Bettws rd

Jones Thomas, Plough & Harrow P.H. Bettws road

Jones Thomas, shopkpr. 1 Talbot rd

Jones Wm. corn & flour mer. Quay st

Jones William, draper, Wind street

Jones William Harold, registrar of births & deaths for Llandebie sub­ district, 11 Wind street

Jones Wm. Tudor, tailor, Wind street

Joseph Joe, glazier, Wind street

Joseph William, shopkeeper, Wind st

Lake David, outfitter, The Arcade

Lake Edward J. tailor, Quay street

Lane Albt.Edwd.photgrphr.College st

Levenson Morris, draper, High street

Lewis Evan, watch maker, Quay street

Lewis Foundry Co. Limited, iron founders, Quay street

Lewis George, hair dresser, Pantyffynnon

Lewis Henry, Great Western family & commercial hotel, Station road

Lewis Thos. Griffiths, grocer,Wind st

Lewis William, baker, Station road

Llewellyn John, farmer, Deribach

Lloyd Bros. mineral water manufrs

Lloyds Bank Ltd. (sub-branch) (David Arthur Fox, manager), 9 College street; draw on London head office, 71 Lombard street E C

Lodwick Evan, farmer, Glynmeirch

Lodwick Thomas, farmer, Tyucha

Major John, boot ma. Pantyffynnon

Metropolitan Bank of England & Wales Ltd. (sub-branch), open daily 10 to 3, sat. & thurs. 10 to 1, College street; draw on head office, 60 Gracechurch street, London E C

Morgan Eleazer & Jn.carpntrs.Quay st

Morgan Brinley, plumber, High st

Morgan Charles E. manager of the Capital & Counties Bank Ltd. Quay st

Morgan Henry, haulier, Station road

Morgan John, grocer, High street

Morgan John, haulier, Quay street

Morgan Maria (Miss), grocr. Quay st

Morgan William, shopkeeper, High st

Morgans John, haulier, Quay street

Morris E. Glyn, solicitor, Wind street

Morris William,0ld Cross inn,High st

Oehler Dionysius, watch maker, 5  College street

Owen David,blacksmith,1 Penybank rd

Owen David J. painter, High street

Owen Rees, Dynevor Arms hotel,Pantyffynnon

Palmer Richd.hosiery mfr. 47 Wind st

Phillips Cath. (Mrs.),shopkpr.Wind st

Phillips Geo. shopkpr. 1 The Arcade

Phillips John, shopkeepr.Wernoleu rd

Phillips Joseph, grocer, Wind street

Phillips Owen, grocer, Quay street

Phillips Richd. shopkpr. Llandebie rd

Phillips Sarah (Mrs.), grocer, Quay st

Popkins William, relieving & vaccination officer South district, Llandilo union, College street

Powell John, grocer, Penybank road

Price David Rees M.B. & C.M.Edin.surgeon,& medical officer of health to Urban District Council & medical officer & public. vaccinator No. 1 Llandilo South district, Llandilo­ Fawr union, The Laurels, Wind st

Price Thos. boot dealer, Station road

Rees David, confectioner, Quay street

Rees David, grocer, Station road

Rees Esther (Miss), shpkpr. 5 Bettws rd

Rees George, coffee house,The Arcade

Rees Jn.Coopers' Arms P.H.Bettws rd

Rees Jonah, grocer, Maesyquarre rd

Rees Margt. (Mrs.), shpkpr. 1 Bettws rd

Rees Mary (Mrs.), shopkpr. Wind st

Rees Richard, boot & shoe dealer, 3 Llandebie road

Rees Thos. insurance agt. College st

Rees Thomas J. collector to Urban District Council & assistant over­seer, Hall street

Rees William, farmer, Pontyclerc

Rees Wm. Thomas, draper, Wind st

Richards Francis, haulier, Wind street

Richards Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper,College street

Roberts Arthur, tailor, Wind street

Scott David Wolseley L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S.Edin., L.F.P.S.Glas. physician & surgn.Cadvan ho.College st

Seline Henry Joseph, artificial teeth maker, College street

Sheen John, china dealer, High street

Shepherd Barnett, wall paper dealer, College street

Shepherd Herbert H. grocer, High st

Shepherd Herbert Henry, grocer,Pontamman road

Shrivell Alfred. artificial teeth maker, 1 College street

Smith Color-Sergt. drill instructor to H Co. 4th Terr. Force Batt. The Welsh Regt. 33 Margaret street

Stephens Morgan, shopkeepr. High st

Tarr Herbt. cabinet maker, Wind st

Territorial Force Battalion (4th)Welsh Regiment (H Co. Capt. J.Lloyd; Lieut. D. A. Hughes R.A.M.C.(T.F.), medical officer; Color-Sergt. A. E. Smith, drill instructor), The Armoury

Thomas Annie & Sarah (Misses),dress makers, College street

Thomas David & Son, builders, Pantyffynnon

Thomas Charles, farmer, Bettws mill

Thomas Daniel, boot dealer, Quay st

Thomas David, architect & civil & mining engineer, & surveyor & inspector of nuisances to the Urban District Council, Quay street

Thomas David, shpkpr. Pantyffynnon

Thomas Job, boot ma. 7 College st

Thomas John, grocer, High street

Thomas John L. flannel mfr. High st

Thomas John Walter, china dealer,13 College street

Thomas Joseph W. shopkpr. Park st

Thomas Margaret (Mrs.),shopkeeper, 1 Hall street

Thomas William,Railway inn,Quay st

Thoms Sarah Jane (Mrs.), shopkeepr.Station road

Vaughan Gwilym, printer, Quay st

Waldron Arthur John, cycle dealer,The Arcade

Walters William, tobacconist & hairdresser, 2 High street

Welsh Regiment (4th) (H Co.) (Capt.J.Lloyd; Surg.-Capt. D. A.Hughes, medical officer ; Color-Sergt. A. Smith, drill instructor),College street

Williams Arthur & Co. cycle makers,High street

Williams Brothers, grocers, High st

Williams Annie(Mrs.),grocr.Bettws rd

Williams Arth.S.architect, 11 Wind st

Williams Catherine (Mrs.), boot maker, College street

Williams David, boot mkr. College st

Williams David, boot maker, Park st

Williams David, butcher, Wind street

Williams Isaac, butcher, Quay street

Williams John, butcher, High street

Williams Jn.grocr.Hafod Hywel,High st

Williams John, grocer, 122 High st

Williams John, shopkeeper, Quay st

Williams John R. solicitor, College st

Williams Joseph, boot & shoe maker,Wind street

Williams Mouet Thos,shpkpr.Wind st

Williams Robert, ironmongr. Park st

Williams Thomas, shopkeeper. Wind st

Williams Thomas George, solicitor & commissioner for oaths, & clerk to the magistrates, 11 Wind street; & at Llandilo

Williams W. Owen, drapr. Station rd

Williams Wm. builder, Villiers street

Williams William, shopkpr. College st

Williams Wm. shpkpr. Pantyffynnon

Young Helen (Miss),millnr.The Arcade

Young Men's Christian Association (T. J. Rees, sec.), Iscennon road


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