Images of Wales
Wednesday, 12 August 1998
Where's that? - Call up a map showing the location of Laugharne.
Town Hall, Laugharne
Photography by John Ball - 24 June 1998
(with an Agfa ePhoto307 digital camera)
Laugharne is a picturesque jumble of cottages and small houses set in winding streets. It was given its charter in AD 1307. It is famous for its links with the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), for its castle, and for its Town Hall.
Above: Laugharne's main street, viewed from one of the towers in the castle.
In the centre of the picture the clock tower of the Town Hall can be identified.
Above: Laugharne's Town Hall and its clock tower.
Even now, in 1998, the Court Leet and Court Baron meet here on alternate Mondays to discuss local issues. The Court Leet consists of a foreman and a jury of twenty men. The meeting is presided over by a Portreeve (mayor).