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In Pictures: Llansantffraid

TNS Llansantffraid's Treflan ground

TNS Llansantffraid play in the Welsh Premier League

Howard Owen

Community council vice-chairman Howard Owen is the club's groundsman. He said there was a "buzz" in the village about the game

Llansantffraid FC legend and committee member Derek Arthur

Derek Arthur played for Llansantffraid in the Montgomeryshire Amateur League from 1962 to 1980, making more than 500 appearances. He said there was "great camaraderie" among the players of the 1960s and 70s.

Llansantffraid, circa 1969

Llansantffraid's success in amateur football was extensive. Above is the team that won the league title in 1968-69

TNS Llansantffraid's Treflan ground

The club's ground is one of the best in the Welsh Premier


Nearly all of the club's players were from the village years ago. Now the team is, ironically, made up of many from Liverpool

Sun Hotel, Llansantffraid

In the past, the old Llansantffraid team changed for matches at the local pub

The Lion Hotel, Llansantffraid

At one time the team changed at this pub too

Jack and Lyn Ellis

Jack Ellis, 92, can remember what it was like to play for Llansantffraid before World War II

TNS Llansantffraid chairman Edgar Jones

Edgar Jones and other officials had to perform a mucky task at The Waen Field, the club's former pitch, before the team became successful

The Waen Field

The Waen Field

A window in St Ffraid's Church

A window at St Ffraid's Church is dedicated to Jane Hughes, mother of Australia's World War I Prime Minister William Hughes

Winllan Farm

Jane Hughes was born and lived at Winllan Farm, Llansantffraid

The River Vyrnwy

The River Vyrnwy runs through the village

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