Editor: “Powys Cronicl

Jenny Caines has taken from Mike MacSorley as Editor of our Journal. She is responsible for the creation of the publication and getting it “print ready” for our Printers. Articles, photographs and fillers are sent in by members of the Society for inclusion in “Cronicl.” Jenny is always looking for articles of genealogical interest.

Contact Jenny Caines:

Address: The Old Manse, Scarr, Lydeard-St-Lawrence, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3RH

New in the April 2016 Chronicl: book reviews of ‘The Tithe Maps of Wales’ by Robert Davies, and ‘Who’s Who in Kilvert’s Diary’ by Tony O’Brien.

The December 2015 Chronicl featured an article on Isaac Jones of Llangynog, Montgomeryshire County Council’s first steamroller driver (circa  1892) sent in by member T. Elwyn Jones, grandson of Isaac. Isaac was born January 1852 at Glyndu in Llangynog Montgomeryshire. It is recorded that he was a carrier of slates, then later worked throughout the construction of Lake Vyrnwy dam operating a rail mobile steam driven hoist/crane in their stone quarry, lifting slabs of slate rock on to trucks of a narrow gauged railway which transported them to the dam site. Over several generations, the Jones family completed a total of 121 years employed by Montgomeryshire County Council Highways department – quite a record.