Images of Wales
Swffrydd-fach Farm (continued)
Above: View north-westwards, across the valley of the River Ebbw, with the
farmhouse in the foreground. This side of the farmhouse roof is covered with
sheets of corrugated asbestos.
Above: The rear of the farmhouse roof still possesses the original stone tiles.
Above: Farm buildings at the rear of the farmhouse. Notice how steeply the lands slopes
down from the farmyard. The end wall of the farmhouse has been weather-proofed with
green-painted corrugated iron sheeting.
Above: The back of the stone barn shown in an earlier photograph on page 1.
Above: View south-westwards from the rear of the farmhouse.
Above: Looking westwards towards Trinant, from a viewpoint midway between
Swffrydd-fach Farm and the neighbouring Swffrydd-ganol Farm.
On receiving the photos, report, and accompanying maps, my client wrote back to me, saying:
Today I received your package, and to say I was impressed with the photos is a massive understatement - they are brilliant - thank you! Your pictures have truly captured the atmosphere and if I'm ever fortunate enough to publish the family history they will make perfect illustrations.
Post Script – September 2014
In September 2014 I received an email from Nigel Morgan, the present occupant of Swffrydd-fach.
Your photos of Swffrydd-fach look fab. They brought so many memories back to me from when I bought it at auction in 2006. Unfortunately I had to demolish the farm house except for chimney breast, although I have rebuilt the house with a large single storey building attached at the rear. It is now a five bedroom all en suite modern house.
Mr Morgan kindly gave me permission to show his photos of Swffrydd-fach after the rebuild (see below).
Above and Below: The rebuilt Swffrydd-fach Farm [photography by Nigel Morgan, October 2013]
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