1900 to 2000


  • 1900

An extension was made to the Workhouse to provide an Infirmary for sick and poor patients. This can be regarded as the foundation of the later Bridgend General Hospital.


  • 1901

A Public Library was constituted in the former Reading Room of the Mechanics' Institute on the ground floor of the Town Hall.


  • 1908

The Carnegie Public Library building opened in Wyndham Street, superseding the first Public Library operated by the Bridgend UDC in the Town Hall since 1901. My great granffather, Michael Davies, was the chaitman of the library Committee.













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