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The Black Boy

The textile and flannel industry lead to Newtown’s growth in the 18th century.

31/32 Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BQ

This grade II listed three-storey building is a ‘17th-century timber-framed lobby-entry plan house, refronted in brick in the late 18th century’, with a modern extension to the ground floor. To the right of the wooden entrance porch is an archway into the former stables. In 1828, Thomas Reese was the landlord at the Black Boy. Richard George’s many years as licensee ended with his death in 1875. In 1891, the landlady was a 67-year-old widow, Mrs Georgina Owen. At that time, there were still iron railings at the front of the inn.

A photograph of Mr Roberts, a Newtown harpist.

A photograph of the Newtown Annual Wool Sale in 1934.

This photograph is courtesy of Frank Moore and Darren at Blues Digital. 

A photograph of the marching bands competition at the Royal Welsh Warehouse Show in 1906.

An etching showing the old Market Hall that once stood in the middle of Broad Street.

An illustration of the textile and flannel industry that lead to Newtown’s growth in the 18th century. 

A photograph of a crowd of people gathering over Long Bridge, designed by Thomas Penson. 

A watercolour painting entitled Grazing Under the Beacons, by Julia Harris.

A watercolour painting entitled At the Cob Sale, by Julia Harris.

A photograph of the History of the Black Boy

External photograph of the building – main entrance.

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