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Newcastle Emlyn Town Council crest

Newcastle Emlyn Town Council


Newcastle Emlyn is linked to the neighbouring village of Adpar by a bridge across the river Teifi. It was in Adpar that the first printing press in Wales was established. In the early 18th century a more literate population led to an increased demand for religious books. In 1718 Isaac Carter established a printing press in the rooms at the Salutation Inn in Adpar. Carter published a pair of ballads before moving his press to Carmarthen seven years later. A plaque opposite the bridge marks the site of Carters' historic press.