Up 1,000 people buried at Llanfyllin's workhouse will be remembered with "reverence and respect" after a plaque was unveiled at the Workhouse’s Pauper Burial Ground.

A ceremony was held on Sunday, June 2, attracting visitors from Llanfyllin and the other 22 parishes in the north of Montgomeryshire which made up the area covered by the workhouse. They joined Russ George, AM for Montgomeryshire, in paying their respects at the unrecorded graves.

The Mayor of Llanfyllin, Cllr Simon Baynes, said: “The burial ground was consecrated in 1842 and continued until 1903, during which time it is thought that up to 1,000 people were buried there.

"So far the trustees of the workhouse and the Dolydd History Group have found no record of the names of any, apart from one woman - Jane Mason of Llansantffraid.”

The ceremony was conducted by Rev Hermione Morris, Rector of Llanfyllin, with Rev Morris saying the memorial would ensure those buried would be remembered.

“The plaque means that those buried there will no longer be forgotten but remembered and thought about in the years to come. Their lives, often troubled and short, can now be treated with the reverence and respect they deserve,” she said.