Louisa Lewis-Lloyd

Louisa Beatrice Lewis-Lloyd was born in Nantgwyllt on 27th December 1867 and inherited Bloomfield House, Narberth, from her Aunt Elizabeth in 1923.

During her years in Pembrokeshire, Louisa became a well-respected, central figure in the community. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Church, a founder and life President of the town’s W.I. and ran the Girl Guides in Narberth, with meetings often held at Bloomfield.

Having been introduced to otter hunting on the River Wye by her Aunt Emmeline, Louisa was commemorated by Narberth Rugby Club who named their team ‘The Otters’ in her honour. During her lifetime she was president of both the rugby and cricket clubs and donated the land they continue to play on today.

In the 1920s and 30s, Louisa hired a car and chauffeur each summer to take the children of Narberth to the Elan Valley for a picturesque sightseeing tour and picnic at her own expense.

Louisa Lewis-Lloyd died, aged 84, in August 1952. She had no descendents, although her legacy remains present in the town today. The ‘Otters’ and local children play on her rugby and cricket pitches, Bloomfield House is a thriving community centre and the W.I and Girl Guides continue to bring social opportunities for women and girls.

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