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Oct 3, 2023

Aberystwyth’s phoenix from ashes

Demolition beckoned after Aberystwyth’s old town hall, dating from the 1840s, was badly damaged by fire in 1957. But noted architect Sidney Colwyn Foulkes was brought in, and you can now use your smartphone to compare his …

rebuilding with a photo of the original town hall as you pass or visit what is now Canolfan Alun R Edwards, home to the town’s library and the county archives. Scan the QR codes by the entrance, or click here, for our information about the building and Alun R Edwards, a pacifist libraries manager who did wartime National Service in Cardiff’s fire brigade.