Goring Road, a ‘properly laid-out street’ in the north-western part of central Llanelli, formerly equipped with gas lighting, and a horse trough just around the corner, was named after Rees Goring Thomas, one of a local land-owning family, who may have built the Thomas Arms at the top end, around which are clustered the few remaining late Georgian houses in the town. Walking up this road from West End, just past a small door in a rendered wall on the left, and a little beyond the Methodist church on the opposite side, one will first encounter what looks like a row of three south-east-facing, three-storey, mid-late-Victorian terraced houses (originally never numbered, but individually named). These are likely to date from sometime in the 1870s, with bricks from local brickworks, large, half-paned sash windows, and ‘penny-pointing’ as an attractive detail to the observant eye in the finishing process...

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Siegfried SassoonCollins and Thomas family graves in Llanedi churchyard; David Thomas’s grave at Point 110 New Military Cemetery, Fricourt - Lloyd family archive

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