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Original Publication: Cardiff Times
Digital Archive: Newspaper cutting – Report on cutting the first sod of the Hay extension of the Golden Valley Railway
Image of newspaper cutting dated 8 September 1877 reporting the ceremony of cutting the first sod of the Hay extension to the Golden Valley Railway at the Cae Mawr field in Hay parish. The ceremony was performed by Mrs De Winton in the presence of thousands of people after a procession involving several bands and a variety of local organisations and dignitaries including the Mayors of Hereford and Brecon, Mr RGL Robinson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Golden Valley Railway Company, Sir Joseph Bailey, Bart., MP, the Reverend Ll Bevan, Mr Arthur Cheese and Mr Bodenham. Lunch was served for 300 in a marquee on the site and the schoolchildren of the town were given tea and cake at 5 o’clock.