Llanfyllin Workhouse History Centre offers information and a dramatised film about Workhouse life.
'Ghosts of the Workhouse', or 'Ysbrydion y Wyrcws' in its Welsh language version, is a 30-minute dramatised documentary, made entirely by local actors and film makers and financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund to be viewed in the new Centre.
The audience is guided through the Workhouse by the ghost of its first Master, William Jones, played by Tom Morris of Llanrhaeadr. Himself haunted by memories from his past, he leads us through the building and introduces us to other ghosts: a widow with her two children; an aged 'imbecile'; a single mother with her 'little bastard' and a grasping Guardian. All are played by people from the Cain or Tanat Valleys. 'Ghosts' has been made by Beehouse Films, based on the Workhouse site at Y Dolydd, with Philip Lane as Director of Photography and Editor. The Director is Grace Goulding who works with students at Llanfyllin High School and lectures at the Liverpool School of Performing Arts. John Hainsworth produced the film on behalf of the Preservation Trust and wrote the screenplay. There are some fine aerial shots by Flytheeye and music by Jane Lane and Philip Lane.