Newtown and district
Victorian maps
  Betws Cedewain in 1903  

The map below is a section of a map made at a scale of 6 inches to 1 mile in 1903.
The map shows what changes there have been during the long reign of Queen Victoria.


The village has not changed dramatically and - though there are one or two changes - Betws is still the small rural village it was in 1839.

  On the south side of the river a new village school has been built. By the time this map was made all local children got an education. This gave them a better awareness of the world outside, and new skills like reading and writing. For a few children this opened up new opportunities when they were older.

With more people able to write, the Post Office (marked P.O.) is important. As familes split up to go and find work elsewhere, letters were the only way to keep in touch.

Compare with Betws Cedewain in 1839...


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