Local History

Rhayader is a town with an incredibly rich heritage. 
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A Tale of Two Trees

The story of the Christmas Trees of Rhayader and Cwmdauddw is an important local tradition.

Watch the film all about it here!

It was made in 2014, with footage dating back to the early 90’s.

Produced & directed by Alan Samuel, Ric Johnson and Toby Hay. 

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The Rhayader Jewels

This video describes the discovery of the world-famous Rhayader Jewels, a Roman hoard, currently on display at the British Museum.

Also details the discovery of the Bronze age Llanwrthwl Torcs, currently on display at the Amgueddfa Cymru / National Museum Wales.

A CARAD Volunteer Film Group Production, June 2011
Supported by Redweather Productions
With thanks to all contributors:
Rhian Hill (Narration)
Jeff Spencer – The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
Richard Hobbs – The British Museum, London
Adam Gwilt – Amgueddfa Cymru / National Museum Wales