Saturday, 5 January 2013

Turn of the Century View

I've enjoyed myself over the Christmas break tootling around on eBay - you never know what you will find and I was thrilled to find this.  It's a picture postcard from about 1910 I think - an unusual angle for photos of Corwen, which tend to concentrate on the market square or the church.

This interesting photo - which I found from Andrew Richmond Cards in Aberystwyth - shows Corwen from the other side of the Dee Valley where Maesafallen is now.  What grabbed my attention is that it clearly shows both the road and the railway bridge behind it, which fell victim to the Beeching madness of the 1960's.  And on the right, high up above the bridge, is Bron-y-Graig (Edge House) - a detail is shown below.

For more fascinating photos of Corwen's past, with comments by Glyn Owen, local historian, please visit  
Cofio Corwen on the New Corwen Station website

1 comment:

  1. Love old photos and old postcards! Wish I could find some of up here.