Hill farmer Rosa Blanche Williams rode 12 miles to Hay Market every week. Returning to Rhulen on 22 December 1925, she was caught in a snow blizzard, her horse fell on remote Llanbedr Hill and she broke her ankle. Unable to reach home three miles away she froze to death, aged 39, leaving six children. A memorial stone marks the site.
Her remarkable life involved scandal when, unmarried, she became pregnant and was sent to Australia. There, she and her husband established a successful business and had another three children. They eventually returned home, bought a farm and had two more children. Rosa is buried at Painscastle Chapel and her granddaughter has worked with the Project to keep Rosa’s story alive.