Monday, 21 January 2019

Gwenddwr



Last week on Wordless Wednesday I posted some photos of a phonebox that was used as a library, it is in a village called Gwenddwr not far from the church. The village is not large comprising of only a few houses, what post office there was has long gone.





The phonebox and post mounted post box





A memorial seat beside the finger signs pointing the way to the local Town and the next village



The seat faces up this road  which takes you to outlying farms and the Brycheiniog Forest. You can make out the chapel roof above the building you see by the car,I think this may have been the village pub at one time. The church I visited is over to the right





Across the road are a couple of cottages and the road that will take you to Builth Wells via a single track road with some steep hills
The first cottage sells goods the sign in the window tells you there are eggs and and cakes along with pickled eggs, some are kept in the cabinet you see where an honesty box where they trust you to leave the money.
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday


18 comments:

  1. Love the idea of using a phonebox for books and the color red is delightful.

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  2. Love those stone cottages. And I have never seen a postbox fixed onto a phone booth! LOL.

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  3. Good to know honesty boxes still exist in the countryside.

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  4. Very interesting details of a small village and the kind of life lived there.

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  5. Hello, I love the phone box library. The cottages are cute. In the spring summer we see neighbors selling eggs and veggies at the end of their drive. The honesty box usually works. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  6. Quaint countryside! Those honesty boxes wouldn't work in our country. Too bad too.

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  7. Beautiful and quaint. Glad that there are such places left.

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  8. Living in a small town is different from today here in California. I miss that; I grew up in a rural town decades ago, and that was the life then.

    Would love to walk along that street.

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  9. Lots of phone-box libraries around here, others house defibrillators, and at least one is used by the local primary school to display their art. Occasionally you see one with a telephone in it!

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  10. Delightful! I just read that Tom Jones bought the red phonebox from Pontypridd and installed it in his California home. #OurWorldTuesday

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  11. This is a great tour around the area! Thanks!

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  12. Country rural living is the best. We have some people who sell their veggies outside with a honesty box too. It's nice to see a slower pace of life still available in some communities.

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  13. Such a nice country street there.

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  14. It's not often you see an old phonebox, I remember them growing up and using them to get hold of people, of course there were ways to get around having to put coins in but these days we don't see very many except maybe as a focal point in someone's garden.

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  15. Thanks so much for joining us at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/01/morning-glory.html. You've shared some nice images here.

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  16. So interesting, and knowing there are still 'honesty boxes' is truly heart warming.
    A great idea for the phone box too - we have some purpose-built mini library boxes here, in fact I often stop and peruse one just a couple of blocks away and have found some great free books - the latest being John Le Carré's "The Constant Gardener" which I thought really good and couldn't put down! Sad to know so many British Post Offices have closed their doors.

    I'd love a dozen fresh-laid farm eggs please!

    Mary (in chilly North Carolina)

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  17. Those stone cottages are a welcome sight.

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  18. Love the phone box library, such a good idea especially in remote areas where it might not be that easy to get to a library. Super series of village scenes Billy ✨

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