|Hay and the Wye Valley|
The border town Hay-on-Wye was an important market centre for the communities of the Wye valley in both Radnorshire and Breconshire.
and Rhayader it grew up at an important crossing
place over the river. It also played an important role as a
border town on a major route in England.
Education brought new opportunities for children, giving them skills which would open up new opportunities for them.
Transport improvements linked the area with the changing world beyond the valley, bringing new prospects for trade and travel.
the links below to see more about these changes.