Victorian Powys for primary  schools
Powys Digital History Project
Talgarth and district
in Victorian times
  Llangorse Lake  

Like many surviving Victorian and Edwardian photographs, this picture was reproduced as a souvenir postcard sold to visitors to the attractive countryside of mid-Wales.
This card featured a peaceful view looking across Llangorse Lake, which was a popular attraction when the new Victorian railways made it much easier for holidaymakers to explore the district.

around 1900
Llangorse Lake

The lake at Llangorse is the largest natural expanse of open water in south Wales, although the Victorians created impressive new "lakes" in the Elan Valley and at Lake Vyrnwy through their remarkable dam building projects.

Back to Talgarth picture menu


Link to sources
Back to top
Go to Talgarth menu