Sunnybank – Newtown Road


Sunnybank was occupied by Arthur William Powles for so very many years, from 1915 to at least 1945.

He was born in May 1888 at Llanvihangel Crucorney to Thomas, a coal merchant, and Elizabeth his wife.

On the census of 1911 he was a wagoner on Lower Pentwyn farm, working for William Knipe.

Arthur married Eva Diana Walker of Penwern Farm at St Peter’s on the 12th July 1915.

He served in the South Wales Borderers during WW1 in the Infantry Base Department but was discharged with a disability on the 29th May 1919.

Eva died in April 1925 aged 32, she was buried in St Peter’s Churchyard. (Report in obituaries.  In October 1929 Arthur remarried Gladys Rogers at Llantrissant.

Arthur and Gladys remained at Sunnybank until at least 1945.

Sunnybank was advertised for sale in 1956, applicants to apply to Mrs Griffiths, Nantyderry.


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