The picture on the right is couirtesy of Loggerheads Garage.Francis Ffrith has a couple of good photographs too.The population trends of the parish themselves tell a story, with the number of people in the area falling quite sharply with the demise of lead mining, and only exceeding the early twentieth century levels again by the 1960’s. The University of Portsmouth, with the aid of Big Lottery funding, have put together a website with a vast amount of historical statistical information- click here to linkto their information on Llanferres.If you know of any useful sites, links or photographs, please do get in touch, so that we can perhaps build up an archive.
Watch a fascinating amateur video of Llanferres andthe asurrounding areafrom 1954 on BFI’s website.Click here or on the image above
100 years ago
In June 2011 News & Views we had a short article on the 1911 census including a map from the Cassini website - below is a larger extract.You can find a vast range of historical maps at www.cassinimaps.comand News & Views readers can get an extra discount of 25% of anything on the site (excluding P&P). Just enter M-LNVA when prompted at the checkout.
This map from 1898 was obtained from www.cassinimaps.com and is reproduced here by kind permission of the publishers. Maps of the whole country, at other scales and from other periods, are also available from this website.