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Porthywaen School

1839. Opening of Porthywaen School for 100 children with the help of donations from two local church congregations.

1894 Plans are discussed for a School House at Porthywaen.

1901 Runaway horse attached to a wagon damaged the school wall at Porthywaen. The contractors agreed to the repairs to the wall.

1984 Porthywaen School closed,land leased from the Earl of Powys for 99 years at a rate of 2s and 6 pence.

500 page school log book for Porthywaen school from 1873 to 1901 giving a day to day record of school life.
Source Ken Owen.

Porthywaen School 1921.
Source Mr.R.Lloyd.

.Recent photo of Porthywaen School(now a private residence) taken from the railway trackbed at the rear of the property. Source Ken Owen.

Side view of the former school.
Source Ken Owen.

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