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Cottage Row, Wales, Aug 2020

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FunkyMuffin

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"I guess I’m biased, but we in wales do have the best ever cottage time capsules"

Well you might be and I have little to judge them by, but I would say you were right. Even in their present state they have charm.
Love the fireplace, but I also can't imagine anything keeping those cottages warm and cosy on a winter's night so much as those thick stone walls.
What a delightful place. Thank you so much for sharing :)
Thank you for your kind words. It certainly was a delightful place.
 

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Nice, I pass these little cottages most days, often wondered what the history behind them is.
 

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Nice, I pass these little cottages most days, often wondered what the history behind them is.
What a treat, its a beautiful little part of the country and best thing is its not been hit by vandals. The history came from another explorer. I couldn't find anything on them.
 

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History: (compliments of LeeWood) Early C17 range of almshouses, dated by a sunk panel over the central porch entrance which bears the date and initials: I P H S 1620
The purpose of building an almshouse was for the relief of 10 men over the age of 50 years, each to receive £5 per annum. After a number of other beneficiaries were named, each received £20 for their trouble, the residue of the estate was left to pay for the maintenance of the almshouses. The houses, complete with linen, were completed for the sum of £300. Originally there were 10 almshouses, each with a single room downstairs and a small loft/bedroom above. In the mid C20 the range was modernised, wider windows inserted along the rear and the internal arrangement adjusted so that today there are 5 houses along the range; all now have 2 ground floor rooms apiece.

Explore: Was given the location by a Welsh friend who told me not to expect much. Visited while passing through to other locations but I loved it nonetheless. Practically in the middle of nowhere and as peaceful as it comes. All but two cottages were locked, one completely empty the other minimal. The storage blocks were empty as well. One thing that hit me was the musty smell as I entered. I didn’t stay long due to time restraints but I’ll plan another visit back there soon.

On with the few photos I did manage to get and thanks for looking.

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Great location and lovely photographs which give an air of nostalgia and sense of history. I'm a retired professional photographer and I'm currently in the process of doing some books from my huge archive of negatives. I've so far managed to get my first one published. Many of my images are of both a historical and social interest and looking at these photographs has spurred me on to take more in a similar vein to yours. Well done!
 

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Great location and lovely photographs which give an air of nostalgia and sense of history. I'm a retired professional photographer and I'm currently in the process of doing some books from my huge archive of negatives. I've so far managed to get my first one published. Many of my images are of both a historical and social interest and looking at these photographs has spurred me on to take more in a similar vein to yours. Well done!
Thank you for your kind words, especially from a professional photographer which I certainly am not. Makes me wish I hadn't rushed through the place. Your book sounds wonderful. May I ask the name so I can find it? Love the cover photo. Look forward to seeing your work.
 

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You should have gone in the 1970s! I went with my then boyfriend for a road trip, went into a pub, all smiles and everyone talking in English until we ordered our drinks, and at the sound of our accents the whole pub went dead quiet and they all turned their backs on us and started talking in Welsh, lol. A bit disquieting really, as this was the time of the English-owned weekend cottage burnings. Doh! No offense meant to the Welsh, btw, we have some Welsh in my family but not the accent unfortunately, lol. :giggle:
 

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LOL!
You should have gone in the 1970s! I went with my then boyfriend for a road trip, went into a pub, all smiles and everyone talking in English until we ordered our drinks, and at the sound of our accents the whole pub went dead quiet and they all turned their backs on us and started talking in Welsh, lol. A bit disquieting really, as this was the time of the English-owned weekend cottage burnings. Doh! No offense meant to the Welsh, btw, we have some Welsh in my family but not the accent unfortunately, lol. :giggle:
The Welsh are okay I've no problem with them but their derps never let me in 😔
 
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