This early image of Lower Town is one of a series taken around the turn of the 20th century.
If you look closely at what was the Dinas Arms, a number of cottages can be seen where today there is just a car parking area. The “new road” around the headland has yet to be built and so all travellers had to negotiate the old hill. This hill was so steep that a strong horse was kept at the bottom which would be harnessed to a loaded cart to assist in pulling it to the top. In railway terms – he would have been described as a “banker engine”. Apparently when he was unharnessed at the top, he would be turned around and sent back down the hill by himself!