A photograph taken 120 years ago of a young David Jones working for W.H.Smith & Son at Machynlleth Station. The poster he is holding announces the end of the Boer War and is dated Monday 2nd June. David went on to work as a driver at Machynlleth Depot.
The war had such an impact on nearby Tywyn, that on the Coronation Day of Edward VII, 9 August 1902, a monument was unveiled in Tywyn to celebrate the safe return of seven people from the town who took part in the Boer War Campaign. Talyllyn Railway locomotive “Dolgoch” also carried the name “Pretoria” for a time.