Knighton, Radnorshire

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Knighton Union Workhouse

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be in a workhouse in the 19th century? Here, we have the details of what you would have been fed - plus the lives of the workhouse masters.

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Police

Who were the men responsible for keeping the law and order? Maybe you have Police ancestors who walked their beat in Knighton!

 

 

Notable Knightonians

You never would have thought that a little town on the English/Welsh border could have such famous people living there! Check out who they were.

 

 

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Deaths, Burials and Headstones

Not only are there interesting headstones but the stories behind them are fascinating as well! Mainly depicted are those of Pub Landlords, but was it murder or another reason for their dying?

 

 

Incumbents of St. Edwards Church

The men who looked after the spiritual well-being of their parishioners are often overlooked. But they are recorded here for you to read about those who were responsible for the baptisms, marriages and burials of the people of Knighton.

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They strayed from their homes

Not everyone lived and died in the same town. Many moved far away to make their fortunes - even abroad!

Knighton National School

Living in such a rural area, many children were expected to help on the land rather than be educated. However, for those who did go to school, a taste of what life was like can be found here.

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Elijah Gough

Inn Keeper & Monumental Mason

Back in the day, many men had more than one occupation if they were an Innkeeper, whether it was continuing a previous job or just to supplement their income. You can read about one of them here.

Rev. William Williams

Baptist Minister

Not everyone attended the Parish Church. The Baptist movement was also prevalent in this border town. The story of one of the Ministers is told here.

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Charles James Covernton M.R.C.S. L.R.C.P, Surgeon of Knighton

Where would we be without the medical profession? The life of one eminent surgeon from 19th century Knighton unfolds before us.

Rev. Trevor Lorraine Sinclair Gough

Not one to stay at home, this chap wanted to spread the Gospel to all corners of the world. His travels are documented here.

 

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Postmasters & Postmistresses

In this age of the internet, letters can seem rather quaint but they were the backbone of the livelihoods of those who worked in the Post Office.

Interesting entries in the burial Registers

From a chap whose place of death was recorded as 'House containing the reservoir for water, Pig Market, Knighton' to a grave digger who died in a grave!

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The Railway

Before steam trains came to Knighton, the only way to transport goods was along the winding roads by horse and cart. Imagine travelling on one of these ‘Iron Horses’ for the first time!

Roll of Honour

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Remembering those men of Knighton who gave their lives in both the First and Second World Wars.

 

 

 

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David Rees Davies - School Master

Amazing! This chap was still working as a school teacher in 1928, having been born 92 years previously. Read about him and his family here.

Alfred Ormond Edwards

Born in Skyborry, just one mile northwest of Knighton, became British Vice Consulate in Milan and set up the football team there! A fascinating read, especially if you are interested in the history of the Italian football team A.C.Milan!

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The Old Race Course

After a hard week of working, the men – and women – of Knighton needed somewhere to relax. Where better than the racecourse! Place your bets!

 

 

Rowland Tench

If it was not for Groups and Societies, much publicity and preservation would not be as it is today. This is the story of the founder of one such organisation.

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Lieutenant Commander 

Henry James Bray D.S.C. R. N. R.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for helping to sink a German submarine.

 

 

Sunday Drinking Banned in Wales

An interesting slant on the drinking laws that were introduced back in 1881, which closed all the public houses in Wales on Sundays.

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The Knighton Flannel and Clothing Manufactory - Silurian Mill

A fascinating history showing how the Mill changed hands, newspaper reports of bankruptcy' plus marriages, baptisms and burials.

Bob, The Shiner

A Poem from 1850

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Edward Breeze

High Sheriff of Radnorshire

One of Radnorshire’s High Sheriffs, this tells the story of Edward’s life and death, the memorial window to him erected by his widow and the record of a court appearance!

Henry Warren, M.R.C.S. L.A.C.

General Practitioner

A GP and Surgeon who lived in the town until his death in 1866.

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William Edward Lucas

Murder at the Rhos

A fantastic account of the murder of William Edward Lucas at Rhos-Y-Meirch, in April 1946, complete with photographs and newspaper reports that tell the story of how this chap met his death.

 

 

Knighton Gas Light, Coal and Coke Company

We all take gas and electricity for granted these days, but life was very dark in Knighton before the Gasworks was created! Built in 1852, it brought gas lamps to the town and replaced the need to use oil lamps.

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Cider Billy

It just goes to prove, an apple a day keeps the doctor away - and it is one of your 'five a day' as well! Cider Billy is proof of that!

 

A Night on the Town

Whether you wanted to experience the thrills of the circus or be serenaded by singers, your Night on the Town could certainly tickle your fancy!

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Jimmy Cooper

From Insurance Salesman to Football Captain and then onto owning his own restaurant, Jimmy Cooper had a long and varied career! Plus reports of Knighton Town Football Club's earliest foray into Association Football

The Abergavenny Murder

What follows is an account of the murderous events, subsequent trial and execution of the killer of Mary Conolly, a son of Knighton being one Thomas Edwards.

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Knighton's World War 1 Casualties

Further information on the men of Knighton who fell during  the great war

The tail of the 'Tiger'

The following story was reported in newspapers as far-a-field as Dundee to Guernsey

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Kinsey Kin - but with a difference!

It used to be the man's prerogative to divorce his wife, but this shows how one woman managed it.

The Murder of Arthur Bedward

The diabolical murder and subsequent hanging of the perpetrator.

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"The Man Who Ended The War"

The story of Ernest James Rollings and the major part he played in the ending of WW1

 

 

Recollections of Knighton

Poem from 1858 by H.L.L. residing in Crickhowell.

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Death From Exposure

The tragic death of Mary Wozencroft in the Cwm brook in 1908.

Elizabeth Morris

7 years Transportation

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Knighton Broad Street Fire

The buildings were gutted, the stock was ruined and knotted sheets helped a man to escape! Read on to learn about the fire of 1914...

 

Knighton's Wesleyan Methodist

There are many places of worship that our ancestors used: Parish Churches, Catholic Churches and Non-Conformist Chapels to name but a few. This is the story of one such Chapel – the Weslyan.

 

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Mabel Elizabeth Edwards

From the daughter of a draper to star of radio and television, this is the story of a daughter of Knighton.

 

Honours

Honours awarded to people of Knighton

 

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A Railway Takeover

The Knighton, The Central Wales, and The Wales Extension Railway Companies.

 

Kindly donated by

Julia Llewellyn-Roberts - Tower House Gallery, Knighton

Indentures

Contracts to Hire - Apprenticeships

 

Kindly donated by

Julia Llewellyn-Roberts - Tower House Gallery, Knighton

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A New Burial Ground For Knighton 1879

 

Williams & Wooding

Garage Proprietors

 

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The Round House, Kinsley Road.

The Inn that never was.

 

Death From Starvation.

Would this happen today?

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Bravery that led to tragedy

Knighton

Bill Posters & Town Criers

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Isaac Broadhurst

A Life of crime

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Roads

Information on the Roads, Streets & lanes of Knighton (name changes & One-Way system) - including the names of Estates and Courts.

St. Edward's Church

 

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Muzzling of Dogs Act 1897

 

Fatal Accidents on the Central Wales Line.

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Knighton's World War 2 Casualties

Further information on the men of Knighton who fell during  tWW2

GMT - BST - BDST

Daylight Saving

The introduction of Daylight Saving during the summer

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Working Men's Club

Christmas Back Then

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Corporal Punishment

The Birching Rod

Lewis John Minton

A Life Tragically Ended

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To Dam or be Dammed

Life and Death on the road

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STAND AND DELIVER

Brutal Highway Robbery

Edward Monnington

How he met his end in

Broad Street

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