Hanes Ysgol Bancyfelin 1872–2022 A History of Bancyfelin School 1872–2022

By: Trefina Jones


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Published: July 2022
Pages : 142
ISBN : 9781785836473
Format: Paperback
Size: 190 x 246mm

A fascinating insight into the life and history of a traditional rural Welsh village school over the last 150 years. A History of Bancyfelin School 1872–2022 is a carefully curated bilingual compilation of wonderful memories and photographs of the staff and pupils taken over the years.

A well-researched and illustrated book documenting the enormous impact a quiet country village school had on the surrounding rural community.

Bancyfelin is a small village in the heart of West Wales in an area rich in culture and history. For centuries the surrounding area has played an important role in the education of young people. Through the generosity of local benefactor Madam Bridget Bevan of Derllys Court, the Welsh charity schools and circulating schools, between a third and a half of the population of Wales were taught to read during the 18th century. However, it wasn’t until 1872 that there was a permanent school building present in Bancyfelin. 

Carefully curated by Trefina Jones, A History of Bancyfelin School 1872–2022 provides a detailed snapshot of the history of the school throughout the last 150 years, brought to life through the diligent work of local historian Mr Bruce Wallace and illustrated with memories and photographs of the staff and pupils, both past and present. 

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Trefina Jones

Trefina Jones has been head teacher of Ysgol Bancyfelin since 2016. She already had strong links with Ysgol Bancyfelin as it was also her first teaching post where she taught between 1987 and 1990. Following her marriage in 1995 she returned to live in the village, where her young sons also attended Ysgol Bancyfelin, being the fourth generation of the family that have studied at this remarkable little village school.


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