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Llandrindod Doctors in 1891

Alfred G Greenway, M.D., M.Ch., M.A.O.
Alfred G Greenway,
M.D., M.Ch., M.A.O.

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The 1895 Kelly's Directory lists the following doctors as resident in Llandrindod:

William Bowen Davies LRCP (London) Brynarlais, Temple Street
Frances Henry Roberts LRCP (London) Moelteg, South Crescent
John Morgan Evans LRCP (London) Melrose, High Street & Penybont
A Griffiths Greenway MD The Lindens

It became common for doctors to move into Llandrindod for the season, as it was such a popular holiday resort, and then move back to London out of the main holiday season, or even work on cruise ships!

Doctors in town attended their patients in surgeries but home visits were made on horseback, sometimes in carriages, with relief horses being provided to cover outlying villages and farms.

Dr Roberts was a physician and surgeon and medical officer of health:


1891 Census
Caeglass, Llandrindod Wells
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
Francis H Roberts Head U 26 Registered General Medical Practitioner Wales
Mishailston-super-Avon
Both
Anna L Jones Serv S 19 Domestic Servant Wales - Trefilau Both
Hannah Breeze Serv S 21 Domestic Servant Wales - Bettws English

The most famous of the doctors in town was Dr Bowen Davies.



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