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in Victorian times
  West Street, Rhayader in 1890  

This photograph is of West Street in Rhayader, looking east in the direction of the town centre junction of the four main streets.
The low building on the left was the Cwmdauddwr Inn, close to the junction with Church Street.

Photograph with thanks to
Lloyd Lewis
of Rhayader
West Street
West Street, 1890

Though it is often hard to give an exact date for Victorian photographs, this one was recorded as being taken in 1890.
The sight of a photographer setting up his heavy tripod and large wooden plate camera was still an unusual sight, (especially in small market towns !) at this time. Most early street scenes include local people - especially children - watching the photographer going about his mysterious business !

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