NEXT season represents the start of a new era for the Mid Wales League.

With the advent of the new Football Association of Wales (FAW) pyramid restructure the Mid Wales League will split into two regional divisions next season.

It marks the end of an era for football in mid Wales.

The County Times has delved back into the archive and more than 100 years of football across the region.

Over the next week the County Times will conduct online polls for readers to choose their team of each decade.

Barmouth United opened the 1970s by bringing the title to the coast.

Welshpool Town lifted the trophy in 1971 before Llanidloes Town claimed the honours in 1972.

The trophy returned to Welshpool in 1973 with Llanidloes Town once again triumphant in 1974 before Welshpool regained bragging rights in 1975.

Newtown joined the party in 1976 and brought the trophy back to Latham Park with Welshpool reclaiming the championship in 1977.

Caersws lifted the trophy in 1978 before Newtown won their second championship of the decade in 1979.