Were they working in the Woollen Industry?
We are interested in the people who lived in Penygloddfa where the Museum is located. Census information for the area has been extracted so you can search it through the relevant years. Do get in touch if your ancestors appear here.
It has not been possible to be certain who lived in our building as house numbers were not often included. The 1911 census just shows the residents of our building. There are no plans at present to complete the rest of the 1911 data.
This small area of Newtown, shown on the right, has been chosen because it includes the area surrounding the Textile Museum. It reflects the huge changes in the town during the 1800s and particularly for this area, the period after 1827 when the Long Bridge was built, and the woollen industry was at its peak. There is a very noticeable change in the occupations of the residents over the 60 year span. It is also clear that this was not a very Welsh-speaking area.