Hay (since 1946 known as Hay-on-Wye) is a true marcher town. being right on the border between England and Wales. This border is marked by the Dulas brook, which flows into the river Wye to the east of the town. The main part of the town is in the Welsh County of Powys. The town's name in Welsh is Y Gelli (The Grove).Throughoutitsthousand-yearhistoryHayhasundergone manytransformations.Thesephotographsandprints coveringatleastonehundredandfiftyyears,givesanidea of life in this small market town in a past age.Hay now attracts a wide variety of visitors drawn by its reputation as a beautiful town, a world-renowned centre for the book trade, and by the tranquility of its setting at the foot of the Black Mountains and in the picturesque Wye Valley.
Thephotographsandpicturesareintendedtorecordthecharacters,buildingsand eventsofaformerwayoflifeandprovideafascinatingglimpseofHayinyearsgone by.Manyofthephotographs,printsandppstcardsinthissitearefrommylatercollectionwhichhaveemergedsincethepublicationof"OldHayinpicturesandprints” published in 2003. Unfortunaly the book is now of print.Imustthankallthosewhohaveloanedorgivenmetheoriginalprintsinorderthat theycanbescanned,correctedandoftenrepairedsothatyouandIcanenjoythese glimpses into the past.Thereareloadsofoldphotographsandprintswithinthesepages. Theyarenotinany chronological order.Just enjoy.
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