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The following photos were provided by Mr Mervyn Bromley whose family used to live in the Sun inn.

This is a view from the hill looking across Bronwylfa

View from hill 1920's

The date of the photo looks like the 1920’s as only the front row of houses on Bronwylfa have been built.

The Hoffman kiln roof is visible and the straight line of the railway can be seen in the top left hand corner.

The photo below is a detail from the above photo

detail from 1920's view

When the photo was taken the limeworks must have been closed for some 10 years.
Just beyond the roof of the house on the right seems to be the tally house [with the chimney] with a corrugated iron roofed building to its right.
To the right of the big kiln chimney, the shed which overhung the larger bottle/draw kiln can be seen. To the right of that is a shady outline of another structure - a cupola? There seems a great deal more spoil tipped to the right of the tramway leading to the top of the bottle kiln. Could the building with the curved roof at the bottom of this spoil tip have been the pumping house?
The stable block can be seen to the right of the curved roof and the canal looks well in water.
Llanymynech school can be made out but it is more than a challenge to read the time on the church clock.

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The photo below was taken about 1951 when the canal bridge on the A483 was being ‘de-humped’. The building is the Sun inn. The current entrance to the Heritage Area / canal maintenance yard is situated just beyond the Sun. Note the paraffin road lamps on the state-of the-art barrier.

The Sun circa 1951
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