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Llanwrtyd and district
Taking the waters
 
  In the pink at Llanwrtyd Wells  
 

These pictures are from a fold-out set of souvenir photographs of Llanwrtyd Postcard messageWells dating from around 1900.
The pictures included views of the boating lake, the parks, the wells, bowling green, and the other attractions of the little town.
One visitor to the town at around the date of these pictures seems to have been quite happy to be there. His name was Tom, and he sent a holiday postcard with a view of Llanwrtyd Wells and wrote a wonderful little message on the back which simply read "How be. Am in the Pink" !

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Abernant
Lake at
Llanwrtyd
Wells
around
1898
Abernant boating lake

The Abernant Lake and the Lake Pavilion. A travel guide said that "the lake is daintily bordered by paths, winding in and out of the woods".
"Excellent boating facilities are offered and, during the summer, hundreds of visitors frequent the spot daily".

 
"At the Victoria Wells many facilities facilities for amusements are offered, and bowls, tennis, and croquet are much indulged in at this much frequented spot".
Bowling green
 

Hopefully, most of the holidaymakers who went to Llanwrtyd Wells were "in the pink" by the time they left, after drinking the mineral waters and breathing in the healthy air of the district !

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