Llandeilo Past and Present

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Mad, bad & dangerous to know!

The fascinating history of the 6th earl of Cawdor

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Llandeilo Ablaze!

New article on the burning of Llandeilo during the middle ages

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Life in the Llandeilo workhouse

Learn about the Dickensian world of the Llandeilo workhouse as revealed in the punishment book, 1878-1907


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Created by local historian Terry Norman and web site developer Andrew Mabbutt of Pontbren Web Services, this is the best place on the Web to find out about Llandeilo's history, its people and places, and help you get a feel for this ancient market town, situated at the heart of the lovely Tywi valley.

Out of Print

It is the intention of this website to reproduce useful publications on Llandeilo history, space permitting, which are no longer in print. Local history books rarely have a second printing after the first edition has sold out, so hopefully their appearance on this website may prompt reprints. If not, then at least the new technology of the Internet will give historical material a second life the original authors couldn't have anticipated.


Do you have any old photographs or postcards of Llandeilo? If so we'd be happy to publish them on this site (full credit given).

History of Llandeilo in the 20th century is still patchy - do you have any stories or memories we could add to this site? Details of major events in the town over this period and more information on the POW camps at Newton and Cae William would be most welcome.

If you spot any errors please contact us so that we can correct them. Likewise if you can provide further information on any topic please let us know.

Local holiday accommodation

From November we will be giving details of local hotels, bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation.

Providers of holiday accommodation close to Llandeilo who wish to advertise on the site should contact Andrew on 01558 822488 or use our contact form. Space is limited and applications are on a first come first served basis. Priority will be given to properties nearest the town.

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