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  School closed for a chapel meeting  
  At Aberhosan the school closed in 1893 for the children to attend a large meeting of members of the Independent chapels throughout Montgomeryshire...  
  School diary entry

This extract from the school diary reads:Child at prayer
"No school. - the annual Festival of the Independents of this county being held at Llanbrynmair..."

Cemais school closed for a similar meeting of the Montgomeryshire Methodists. The chapels at this time were very important not just as places of worship. They organised gatherings, entertainments and lectures - often in the Welsh language - and were seen to be right at the heart of these small communities.

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