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The Railway Station in Brecon

Brecon Station
Brecon Station
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.


1891 Census
Brecon Railway Station
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
Evan Jones Head M 31 Railway Station Master Brecon Llanfrynach Both
Mary Jane Jones Wife M 31   Brecon Llanfrynach Both
Bertram Jones Son   7 Scholar Brecon Talyllyn Both
Percival Jones Son   6 Scholar Brecon Talyllyn Both
Evan Edgar Jones Son   4 Scholar Brecon Talyllyn Both
Harold Jones Son   1 Scholar Brecon Brecon Both
Margaret Jane Harris Serv S 23 General Servant Domestic Glamorgan Rhymney Both

The woman who ran the refreshment room at the station lived next door.

The railway also employed porters:

1891 Census
23 Charles Street, Brecon
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
Annie Davies Head Wid 56   Breconshire Merthyr Cynog Both
William Davies Son S 21 Railway Porter Breconshire Llanthew Both
William Powles Lodger S 26 Locomotive Stoker Breconshire Brecon Both

Railway Jobs in Brecon

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