History

Llangammarch Wells

The village of Llangammarch Wells nestles in the beautiful countryside of rural Powys, approximately halfway between Builth Wells and Llanwrtyd Wells and overshadowed by the Mynydd Epynt, which means “Mountain of Wild Ponies”

The village lies on the River Irfon and is the smallest of the four spa towns of mid-Wales. The spa was focused on a barium well, which is now closed. The old village is centred around the parish church of St Cammarch.

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The Alexandra Hall, Llangammarch Wells

The Alexandra Hall is a typical C19th Chapel Hall originally owned by Nazareth Chapel. The Hall was closed and then offered on the open market in 2002 and purchased by the residents of the village in early April 2005.

In 2008 the Alexandra Hall Action group successfully bid for a Welsh Assembly Government Community Facilities Activities Programme (CFAP) grant and work to restore and modernise the hall began in May 2009 and was finished in May 2010. The Hall was officially re-opened on 7th august 2010 by Roger Williams, M.P. and Mrs Kirsty Williams, A.M