Dr William Bowen Davies
Dr Bowen Davies was active in many aspects of local affairs, including the setting up of the Cottage Hospital of which he was medical director - a post for which he received no remuneration. He was involved in the church, local government and education in the town, as well as being a magistrate. He even helped to form the town's golf club and was its first President.
According to the census, in 1891 he was living at Brynarlais with his wife Jessie whom he had married in 1879, four of his six children, and the family's servants:
He was forced to retire due to heart problems a few years before his death in 1908.
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