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Llandrindod and district
in Victorian times
  The wide open spaces of Llandrindod  

Another photograph taken during the years of the rapid growth of Llandrindod Wells is shown here. Probably taken in the early 1890s, it is a reminder of the fact that the town was created in the middle of pretty bleak and open common land.
The picture is looking south-west from the common towards the Ridgebourne, on the road to Builth Wells. The main road in front of the large buildings is the western end of Temple Street, and today the houses of Western Promenade stand on this side of it. Much of the remaining land of the common is now woodland.

Temple Street

The more distant building to the right of the two large central rows of houses was the Llandrindod Wells County School in Alexandra Road. This was the first intermediate or secondary school in the district, and the building was demolished only in relatively recent years.
There is a similar view of part of the new town from the common on one of our 'Taking the waters' pages. The area to the right of the picture is no longer quite as empty as it was when this picture was taken !

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