The Railway Station in Brecon
Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
From three railway stations in the 1860s (one for each of the three companies operating there at the time), there was only one station in 1891 - Free Street, which opened in 1871. It also contained administrative offices for the railways companies.
In charge of the passenger operations at the station was the station master, Evan Jones. He lived at the station house with his family and a servant. It must have been an exciting place for his young sons to grow up.
The woman who ran the refreshment room at the station lived next door.
The railway also employed porters:
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