Occupations of Residents of Oddfellows Street, Ystradgynlais
Oddfellows Street, Ystradgynlais, 1906
Colour added for emphasis.
Powys County Archives
Oddfellows Street is part of the 'Island' on which Ystradgynlais is centred and runs from the canal to the river. Parallel to Pelican Street, in 1891 it contained 2 schools.
Many of the people who lived there in 1891 were not employed or did not give their occupation to the enumerator. However, most of those working were employed in coal mining.
An interesting point regarding the 1891 census is that the enumerator often wrote down details in Welsh - in fact many of the local residents spoke only Welsh. However, at some point the census was changed so that Welsh entries were crossed out and English words substituted.
You can find out more about this area of Ystradgynlais on the Powys Digital History Project.
¦ Index ¦ Home ¦ Community and Civic Life ¦ Culture and Entertainment ¦ Education ¦ Health Care ¦
¦ Home Life ¦ Law and Order ¦ Social Conditions ¦ Transport ¦ Work ¦
¦ Background ¦ Partners ¦ Sources & Credits ¦ 1891 Timeline ¦ 2002 Timeline ¦