A Funeral at Three Cocks ( Aberllynfi )
This article appears kind permission of Connie, the Sister of John Thomas Davies and is a reflection of the times

The early photo above is possibly outside Webbs garage in Hay-on-Wye
Both articles and photo courtesy of Keith Berry

The article on the right is from the Brecon and Radnor Express and County Times
published on the 24th of July 1952

Until the mid 20th century funerals were very much a local affair due to the roads being undeveloped and also being largely dependent on horse-drawn hearses for transport.