There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people
- From the Weekly Mail 20th February 1886
YSTRADOWEN. SlR JOSEPH SPEARMAN AND HIS TENANTS.—At the rent audit of Sir Joseph Spearman's tenants on Monday last the hon, baronet made a reduction of 15 per cent. all round in consequence of the badness of the times.
- From The Cardiff Times 14th July 1883
YSTRADOWEN. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday an inqoest was held at Tringill Farm, by Mr E. B. Reece, coroner, on the body of Thomas John, son of Mr David John, Tringill, farmer. It appeared from the evidence that deceased was assisting in hauling hay on Saturday last, and while the wagon was returning from the rickyard to the field deceased was riding on the shafts of the wagon. The leading horse was not going fast enough in the opinion of the deceased, and be jumped down to whip him, and while trying to get back on the shaft he fell, and both wheels passed over his body, which caused his death in about half-an- hour afterwards. He was about 12 years old. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased died from the effects of the injuries received
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 12th May 1916
YSTRADOWEN. CHURCH HALL.—The new Church Hall was opened with a cinema entertainment given by Rev. I. Roberts, M.A., R.D., Vicar of Cowbridge, and his assistants. The films were both instructive and amusing, and were fully appreciated by the large audience. The proceeds will be devoted towards liquidating; the debt which still remains on the building.
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 20th April 1917
YSTRADOWEN. An Entertainment was held at the Church Hall on Thursday last week with, the object of raising money to support the Prisoners of War- Fund. The majority of the artistes were juveniles, who entertained a full audience with their recitations, dialogues, and songs. They were supported by Messrs. Hooper, Wareham, and Webster, to whom thanks are due. In spite of certain opposition, the promoters had to contend with, a sum of £3 6s. was realised, and has been sent to help the above fund.
- From the South Wales Daily News 8th December 1873
YSTRADOWEN PLOUGHING MATCH. This match, which took place on Thursday on some fields adjoining the railway station at Ystradowen, was the first competition of Its kind in this particular locality. It was highly successful. There were some hundreds assembled to witness it, and about 150 sat down to an excellent dinner in a tent under the management of Mr. Davies, White Lion, Ystradowen ....(part extract)....