Hay view from Castle

Hay view from Castle
Hay-on-Wye, Powys (formerly Breconshire), Wales. The "Town of Books" (and Vaughans!)

Pics of Places

Another simple idea that I can share in here is to post some of the pictures we took on our visit to the Welsh Marches in August, 2010. Many thanks to Linda, Kathleen, Judy, & friends Elaine & Lucille for an amazing adventure! Any other pics of Vaughan places in Wales, England, USA, are welcome. Just email to grant.vaughn[at]gmail.com, and I'll post them.

Pictures of the Backs (back alleys) of King Street where the Vaughans lived in Witton Park, Durham. We are lucky enough to get views of the fronts of High King Street. To see the back is a rarity.

Witton Park, Escomb, Durham, England. Where Thomas & Isabella Vaughan lived before coming to America.
George Robert Vaugh(a)n born here 1886.
St. Mary's Church in Hay-on-Wye, Powys. John (1789) was christened here although it's been through much renovation.

Churchyard in Hay, Powys. Cousin Judy walking among the stone markers.

Kathleen under yew branches in back of church with less-maintained graves. (A travesty, really. Worse churchyard we saw!)

St. Peter & St. Paul's Parish Church, Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Ancient Baptismal Font (12th Century!) in St. Peter & St. Paul's, Whitney,
where baby Elinor was christened in 1790

Grant, Judy & Kathleen at the site of John Vaughan 1789-1851 grave - unmarked but Judy has a plot map.
It's just west of the path a few feet out from the front door. Hopefully the tree and graves around it will help.
The mountain behind is the Blorenge with the Ironworks and coal mines on the other side.
The Brecon Canal runs at the foot of the mountain (We missed that!)
At St. Faith's Parish Church, Llanfoist, Monmouthshire.
Judy at Baptismal Font in St. Faith's, Llanfoist where many Vaughan babies were christened.
Kathleen & Judy at houses near the bridge over the Usk in Llanfoist where Vaughans may have lived.

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