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Llanfyllin and district
Earning a living
  The inns of the area in 1858  

Travelling around the area in 1858 was still done by horse-drawn transport, and so inns and hotels were needed for overnight stops.
A posting house (like the Wynnstay Arms) was an inn where coaches made scheduled stops and travellers could stay.

The whole area was dotted with small public houses, and even some small villages had several.
Working men had such hard miserable lives in Victorian times that many of them escaped to the pub when they could.

  engraving of the old Cross Guns Inn at Llanwddyn This old engraving shows the Cross Guns Inn in old Llanwddyn before the valley was flooded to create Lake Vyrnwy, and a small community with its own traditions was lost.  

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