This site is created in the memory of my maternal family who lived at Cae Merddyn and Caim in Penmon. There are also links to the rest of my family. Thanks to the many contributions received from so many people, the site has now developed to cover many aspects, not only of Penmon, but of so many other areas where my family have lived. Pages are also included of items of interest around those areas.

My sincere thanks to all contributors.           KEN DAVIES.

If you have any information to share or would like to contact me, please e-mail me at   mail@penmon.org

Cae Merddyn, Penmon
reproduced here by kind permission of illustrator
Kim Selene Davies
great great great granddaughter of Joseph and Margaret Jones
who lived at Cae Merddyn from c 1861


More of Kimmy's Custom Art work can be found at;

 

Now over
93,500
visits to www.penmon.org
(counter on the left relates to 'Home' page visits only)
THANK YOU!
DIOLCH YN FAWR!
Ken Davies
11,111 on the 11th April 2010
 

www.penmon.org
As featured in
The COUNTY TIMES, 16th OCTOBER 2009

Hefyd ar rhaglen
'JONSI', BBC RADIO CYMRU, HYDREF 22ain 2009


Cover courtesy of Best of British Magazine

Also in;
BEST OF BRITISH
Past and Present
Magazine

'Helping Hands' feature
February 2010

(Click here to access their website)

www.penmon.org at
Menai Bridge WW I Event
11th April 2014
w



www.penmon.org an Educational tool!
Delighted to receive the following request;
I am studying
The Age of the Welsh Princes with my Year 5 class and would love to share the Royal Family tree with them that you have on your website. Would you be willing and able to email me the Royal Connection sheet to share with the children?
It makes a great example of historical investigation through documents, as I will not be telling them immediately of my connection but giving them bit by bit documents (like my birth certificates and marriage certificates) for them to make the connection themselves.
We are playing 'history detectives' and I will be opening up your site for them and allowing them to view it as an introduction to family history.
Carol Jenkins, September 2013.



Dolwyddelan Historical Society
LLUN MAWRTH 4ydd / MONDAY 4th MARCH 2013

JANE JONES, BLACKSMITH'S DAUGHTER
Mr Ken Davies, Newtown

I had real pleasure in delivering this talk, with my daughter Kim,
about my great grandmother,

Jane Jones, who married Thomas Williams, Gorsedd Grucyn


Pictured here as Thomas with Kim as his daughter, Winifred Myfanwy

Photos from www.penmon.org featured in:

Red Dragons
The Story of Welsh Football
by Phil Stead

is a must buy book

for any Welsh football enthusiast.

Published by

Y Lolfa
First impression
2012

ISBN
Hardback

978-1-84771-488-6
Softback
978-1-84771-468-8








Cymdeithas Hanesyddol Llanrwst
Fy Nheulu o Lanrwst

T. GLYNNE DAVIES
gan
Ken Davies

Gwesty'r Eryrod
7yh 7fed Ebrill 2010



Llanrwst Historical Society
My Llanrwst Family

T. GLYNNE DAVIES
by
Ken Davies

Eagles Hotel
7pm 7th April 2010

Conwy Valley North Wales Dyffryn Conwy

Weekly  News

    Thursday, April 1, 2010           Established 1889                    77p

LLANRWST: HISTORICAL SOCIETY;  At the March meeting, Vivian Parry Williams gave a talk on "Chwareli Cwm Penmachno". The next meeting is on April 7 at the Eagles Hotel. The AGM will be at 7pm followed by Ken Davies speaking on "My Llanrwst Family - T. Glynne Davies".
All welcome.


Seren  Hafren
Papur Bro Dyffryn Hafren

Rhifun 298               MAI  2010                     50c
Y Seren nesaf; Newyddion erbyn; Mai 14   Papur Allan Mai 27
 

Anrhydedd mawr oedd i Ken Davies, cyn Gadeirydd y Llywodraethwyr Ysgol Hafren, dderbyn gwahoddiad oddiwrth Gymdeithas Hanesyddol Llanrwst i siarad am ei deulu o'r dre, ym mis Ebrill.
Brodor o Lanrwst yw Ken. Defnyddiodd hanes ei ewythr, sef y ddiweddar Prifardd T. Glynne Davies, fel uchafbwynt ei sgwrs, gan ddarllen rhan o waith y bardd, a chwarae tap o lais T. Glynne ei hun, yn darllen rhan o Adfeilion.
Adfeilion oedd y bryddest a ennillodd y Goron yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Llanrwst a'r Cylch yn 1951.
Dechreuodd Ken wrth greu awyrgylch y Pafiliwn yn 1951, a meddyliau ei Daid, wrth iddo weld ei fab T. Glynne yn gael ei goronni.
Mae mwy o wybodaeth ar T. Glynne a'i deulu, i'w weld ar safle we deuluol Ken sef, www.penmon.org


"WREXHAM A.F.C. 1977/78"
www.penmon.org webpage serialised in
The DRAGON
the official match day programme of
Wrexham F.C.

 
Wrexham v Darlington  programme cover, 20th November 2010
reproduced here courtesy of
JJ Sports Promotions Ltd 

A Step Back In Time.

Ken, a long standing Wrexham supporter, took it upon himself to put together a scrap book of information, including match reports, paper clippings and photos profiling our 1977/78 campaign. Between now and the end of the season we will be profiling sections of that past campaign so that some of you supporters can relive one of the most memorable seasons in the club's long and distinguished history.
You can check out Ken's collection here; 
www.penmon.org/page70.htm

I am extremely grateful to Scott Smith of JJ Sports Promotions Ltd
for the professional way in which he has profiled this webpage,
featuring a month at a time in each Wrexham home programme,
from and including the Darlington game.
The programme itself is outstanding, and worthy of a club in the
Premier League, let alone Wrexham in the Blue Square.  Ken Davies


 www.penmon.org featured in;

Cambrian News
incorporating Country Quest and Times and Diary
 
Thursday 7th April 2011


From reporter to bard
click here to access

Former Cambrian News employee, Thomas Glynne Davies,
was crowned the National Eisteddfod Bard 60 years ago,
as JULIE McNICHOLLS discovers.....
I am very grateful to Julie for her wonderful feature
about my Uncle Tom's success at Llanrwst in 1951.
Ken Davies.



New Publication


Cover reproduced here
by kind permission of
Bridge Books, Wrexham

FARMER,
SOLDIER and
POLITICIAN

The Life of
Brigadier-General
Sir Owen Thomas, MP
Father of the
"Welsh Army Corps"

David A. Pretty

 

Published by
BRIDGE BOOKS
WREXHAM
www.bridgebooks.co.uk

ISBN 978-1-84494-075-2


The book features two photographs of my great uncle
Sgt Joseph Thomas Goodman Roberts 26732
Prince of Wales Light Horse Infantry
which www.penmon.org  was honoured to supply,
originally received from Sgt Roberts's late grandson,
Joseph Roberts.
September 2011.  KD



Choice
FEBRUARY 2012



(image courtesy of Choice magazine)
www.choicemag.co.uk

Featuring;
Ancestral

emotions

Looking back on our own and our ancestors' lives can evoke strong feelings.
Louise Duffieldinvestigates

Includes;
Ken Davies: Relatives reunited by internet

I am very grateful to Louise for featuring an article about the 'family emotions' I've encountered during my family history research.
Ken Davies

GROWING YOUR FAMILY TREE
Cherry Gilchrist



(Image courtesy of Little Brown Book Group)

ISBN 978-0-7499-5370-6
First published in Great Britain in 2011
www.piatkus.co.uk

"If you've ever wanted to write your life story
but don't know where to begin,
then this is the book for you"
Practical Family History

I would like to offer my warm thanks to all those who took part in my survey about the nature of the family history experience.
Cherry Gilchrist
www.cherrygilchrist.co.uk

I am delighted that Cherry used some of my examples in her fascinating book, which is well worth buying, even if you are an experienced family historian.
Ken Davies

 

Penmon website helps change the course of
Welsh footballing history
 

County Times
& EXPRESS

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

Harding's research sets
new date for Wrexham

Wrexham researcher Dylan Jones discovered Keith Harding's unfinished 'A History of football in Central Wales' on the www.penmon.org website, which added weight to the club's belief that Wrexham F.C. was formed in 1864, and not 1873 or 1872 as previously believed.


Keith Harding's research seals
Wrexham formation date
as 1864

via    www.penmon.org

Wrexham FC Oldest Club in Wales!
Written by Wrexham Supporters Trust on 04 July 2012.

Members of Wrexham Supporters Trust voted last week on the facts put before them as recognising that Wrexham Football Club were actually formed in 1864, and to change year on the club badge accordingly.

It means that the club is now the oldest in Wales, and the third oldest professional club in the world behind Notts County (1862) and Stoke City (1863).


"A member had contacted us to state that he had found evidence of the club playing in 1866, through to 1869.

On Saturday 22nd October 1864, Wrexham Football Club played their first ever game against the Prince of Wales Fire Brigade on the Racecourse where we still play today.

"What did cause us concern was the fact that we could not find any record to matches played between 1869 and 1872, but we also found no record of any football being played at that time in the newspaper.

However, further information came to light when Ken Davies of the excellent Penmon web site contacted us with a copy of the Montgomeryshire Express newspaper from the late Keith Harding's collection.

Mr. Harding was a former Chairman of Newtown, who had won the Welsh Cup in 1879, and the newspaper reported on that celebration dinner at which it was reported: "We have got a gentleman here who can date back fifteen years as Mr Evan Morris is the vice-president (FA of Wales). He is more - he is the president of the Wrexham Football Club. Evan Morris went on to state: "Your worthy Chairman has spoken of me as President of the football club at Wrexham, which has existed for 15 years.
Further to that information; J.A. H. Catton's book 'The Real Football' printed in 1900, was an amplification of a lecture given to the members of Notts County FC in November, 1890, and stated on page 200: "Wrexham is quite an ancient home of the game, for a club was established there in 1864."

This proves beyond all doubt the continuity of Wrexham Football Club from its formation in October 1864. It also means that we can look forward to celebrating our 150th Anniversary in two years time."


www.penmon.org featured
in the SUMMER 2012 edition

of
THE NEWTONIAN

 

VOLUME 49                SUMMER 2012

CONTENTS
How the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
was celebrated
David Pugh

A Newtown prisoner in the Great War
Brian Poole

Memories of the Cambrian Foundry
Ken Glover

New Publication
Geraint Goodwin, His Life and Works

by James Whetter

Readers' letters

Newtown's Welsh Senior Cup Finals
Ken Davies

Who are they?




Y Casglwr
Cymdeithas Bob Owen

Here are links to some Welsh language family history articles
I have had published in the past, by the Bob Owen Society
.
Ken Davies.

LLUN O'R GORFFENNOL
(A PHOTO FROM THE PAST)

TRYCHINEB DEULUOL
(FAMILY TRAGEDY)

There is also an article written by my late father,
William Owen Davies.

CAN MLYNEDD O WASANAETH
(A HUNDRED YEARS' SERVICE)

"Y mae (www.penmon.org) fel llyfr da,
amhosib ei rhoi i lawr ar ol dechrau darllen."

"It (www.penmon.org) is like a good book,
impossible to put down, once you've started reading it."
Mel Goch ap Meirion

"This website surely must be one of the best and most detailed there is concerning a
provincial village,
and one so tucked away on Anglesey."
Peter Jones

"I remain completely in awe of your efforts in creating
and maintaining this website"

"It's people like yourself who help people like me to go forward with our Family History for future generations.
Thank you again. You are an inspiration to get me moving again in Anglesey."
Peter Williams

"Everything about our family seems much more real on the Penmon website. Thank you so much for the way you have presented it, everything seems so real.
I wish the whole world would see it."
Shirley Ferguson.

"I have spent a small fortune in the last few years on ancestry.com and have never come up with a relative,
but your free site has done more
than I would ever have expected!
I have the loveliest relations now that I didn't know existed before I found your site.

You are doing a wonderful thing,
bringing families together."

Abbey Williams

"I live in England but feel constantly drawn back to Anglesey and Gwynedd, and the family history on your website is a big part of that feeling.  Thank you."
Chistopher Kay

"Thanks again Ken for your help and for an enjoyable website. After looking at all the gloom and doom that is news today, it's a joy to relax and browse your site.
I always seem to find something I have previously missed."
Tony Woodruff 

"What a joy to come across your amazing site after trawling through the big commercial ones - so much more interesting and informative because it's so personal."
Maggie Roberts

 "This website brings all the history to life and I have been reading for more than an hour and will be back for more. Such a wonderful collection of information and history of all the parts of Anglesey mentioned and the history and the characters with amazing photographs too, of all the people. I am really grateful you have collected all this information together as I cannot think of any other place I would have been able to taste the history of so much in these places. Amazing, fascinating and I, like so many others, 
are so grateful!"

Hazel Coneys

"What you have put up on your site is terrific, thanks so much. I must say I was very impressed with the quality of information and ease of layout on your site, when I very first came across it. It has given me access to much more understanding of Welsh life. I can't tell you how much I appreciate this."
Libby Jones.

"If it wasn't for you and your love of family history, my cousins Donna, Glyn and I would never have met and for that I am eternally grateful. Your own history is fascinating and it's so good of you to be sharing your enthusiasm and research knowledge with others."
Heather Abrahams.

 

Porthmadog/Tremadog/Borthygest residents
will be pleased to see that a book about
the establishment of their town
will appear in May 2012.

 

 

'Madocks',
a short novel of c37,000 words,
by John Idris Jones

Paperback, £6.95.
 ISBN 978-0-907117-97-1

Based on the life and work of
William Alexander Madocks.

Published by
Alun Books, Port Talbot. 
All pre-orders to them at
3 Crown St, Port Talbot SA13 1BG

 Bo Peep Quilts

 


Click here to access  Bo Peep Quilts on Facebook

I am have a small business based around Pure Welsh Flannel and Traditional Welsh Quilting.
I am passionate about the preservation of Welsh Heritage, in particular in support of the declining wool trade.
As well as selling handmade, pure Welsh Flannel products (sourced from Melin Teifi, the commercial mill next to the National Wool Museum) and Quilted items based on Traditional Welsh Quilting, a major part of my business is to promote and educate people about the declining wool trade, and the tragic loss of the 100's of wool mills across Wales.
Kathryn
Jarman.

I am delighted to support Bo Peep Quilts
through images from this website. Ken Davies


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Sian James sings the Welsh National Anthem
Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.
Click on the arrow to hear her as you browse down the page.

 

Thank you for these most recent comments about www.penmon.org
see link to 'Penmon Visitors Comments' for details
.

"Thanks for the site great memories."
"Daliwch ati gyda'ch gwefan wych."

"I just wanted to say 'thank you' for such an interesting site - it must have taken you years?"

"I've just checked out your website - congratulations, it's very interesting and you've put a lot of work into it!"

"I will be holidaying in Penmon in a few weeks time and your site has given me a wonderful insight to the place and its social history. Thank you."

"Your website is lovely and it was so good to see my relatives (Cwmystwyth) on it. Thank you for making my day with the info and pictures on site."

"Thanks to your fantastic website, we are able to put together a fascinating picture of what went on in the Williams family, Tan y Fron, so long ago. We cannot thank you enough."

"You have an excellent website here."

"I am absolutely overwhelmed by this website"

"My goodness, see how valuable your website is?" 

"I had a good browse of your website today - excellent."

"Discovering family links is fascinating, and your website has made this possible."

"I just wanted to congratulate you on what is the most interesting site."

"I must say how much I am enjoying your website."

 


BLOG

WHAT'S NEW?
Click here to read about the latest additions to 
www.penmon.org

 

A FAMILY PHOTO TAKEN IN 1895....OR WAS IT 1995?

 
DAVIES FAMILY

Ken Davies with wife Marian and daughters Rhian and Kim.


CROESO, WELCOME  to my website, in which I am  recording family and related local history memories. I have chosen Penmon as a starting point on my mother's side and hope you will also travel down memory lane, via the links on the left hand side of this page.
Alternatively you can scroll down this page and click on the title to read more about that particular subject. It is a living document in loving memory of my family, and the families of others who have so kindly contributed.
Croeso i'r gorffennol. Welcome to the past.
Ken Davies

 30th ANNIVERSARY

OFF ON AN OFFA'S DYKE HIKE
A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS

In September 1980, my brother Paul and I
set off along Offa's Dyke.
Read all about it here!


ELUNED MEE

 The following collection of photographs appear here courtesy of Judy Jones,
daughter of Eluned Mee, nee Roberts .

Eluned was the daughter of Jabez Lloyd Roberts, son of Charles Goodman Roberts. Charles was my great grandfather. KD.

The photos are dedicated in loving memory of Eluned Mee
.



Owen John Roberts, sister Katy and mother Maggie


Maggie Goodman Roberts
with son Charles G. Roberts


Owen John Goodman Roberts with brothers Charles, Jabez
and sisters Katy and Maggie


Son Charles Goodman Roberts


PENMON

PENMON PEOPLE YEARS AGO 
Meet the families who lived in this small,
but beautiful corner of Wales over a century ago.

HISTORIC PENMON.
 Discover some of the history behind this beautiful area. 

PENMON NOSTALGIA. 
This is a page for interesting letters, memories or photographs relating to the Penmon area.

PENMON LIFEBOAT RESCUES. 
This information is supplied courtesy of the Beaumaris Lifeboat webpage. It records details of great acts of bravery between 1831 and 1915.

MENAI LIGHTHOUSE & PILOT FAMILIES 
Here we record the families who ensured that the light never went out for those approaching the Menai Straits by sea. 

 

LLANGOED 

LLANGOED HOUSEHOLD HEAD CENSUS
Take a stroll through Llangoed in bygone days, and discover who the heads of the households were 

LLANGOED MISCELLANY
Information on places and people who lived in Llangoed. If you have an enquiry, why not get in touch
  - mail@penmon.org 

 TAN Y FRON, WILLIAMS FAMILY.
Read about another family living in Llangoed.
John Williams and other family members write about their ancestors.

BEAUMARIS

BEAUMARIS AREA CHRONOLOGY
 Browse through the area's historical events. Discover when the outbreaks of cholera occurred, when gas lighting was installed, how the town's streets developed, read about tragic shipping disasters around Penmon, and much more.

BULKELEYS of BARON HILL 
Read about the Bulkeley family and find out who worked there
during the census years
     

SOME BEAUMARIS FAMILIES
Many Beaumaris families have links with Penmon. Read about them here.

BEAUMARIS PAST
People share their family memories of the town.


1923 BEAUMARIS POLLING DISTRICT
 Details of those who are listed in the electoral roll 


BEAUMARIS CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
 Details of some people who attended the Court and Gaol 



LLANFAES
A fascinating insight to a village near Beaumaris

FEATURES

PLACES

ANGLESEY FAMILY COLLECTION
(click here)

This page features details of families who do not have a connection with the towns or villages where my ancestors lived


ANGLESEY MISCELLANY
(click here)

This page covers items of general interest on the island,
which do not apply to the towns or villages covered in their own right


NEIGHBOURING   NEWBOROUGH

Newborough played an important part in the development of Beaumaris.
This page covers some of the history of another beautiful part of Anglesey. 


Read about the marram grass mat makers, courtesy of Mrs Mair Davies

CONWAY VALLEY CONNECTIONS
Here we feature people's family connections with the area.


LLANRWST CHRONOLOGY & DENBIGH STREET IN 1901
Browse through the area's local history.
Why not also take a stroll down Denbigh Street in 1901, and discover who lived there during the day of the census?


EISTEDDFOD LLANRWST 1951 
2011 is the 60th Anniversary of the National Eisteddfod
when my Uncle, T. Glynne Davies won the Crown
held in his home town.
Read about the competition results.


BLAENAU FFESTINIOG
Here we feature people's family connections with the area.


DOLWYDDELAN
My great grandmother, Jane Jones was born
on a mountain path near Dolwyddelan.
She married Thomas Williams, of Gorsedd Grucyn, Nant y Rhiw,
who was 20 years her senior.


ABERYSTWYTH
My grandmother, Sarah Michell Roberts nee Jenkins
was born here


DOLGELLAU MISCELLANY
We lived here for ten years. Here are some items about the town.


Abbey Cwm Hir Hall

PRECIOUS POWYS PLACES
 Here we feature some of the lesser known places of interest in Powys, which are well worth a visit. Left, Abbey Cwm Hir.


CWM YSTWYTH

CWMYSTWYTH MINING COMMUNITY. 
Meet the families who worked the mines and others who helped sustain the community in 1881. Other items of interest in the area are also featured here.


LLANDEILO & DISTRICT
My father was transferred here as Postmaster in 1970.
This page was commenced in December 2010 
and is still under construction.

PEOPLE

JAMES's JOTTINGS

Read Newtown's James Wilson's inimitable
County Times articles
including PENMON

Click here to access the page


EXCLUSIVE FEATURE;
'LIFE ON THE ROAD'
by
PAM and LEN WATKINS

click here for access

 
Pam and Len with son Lee, went on the road
around mid Wales and the borders.
Read about them on this site.

ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

Excellent new Football Book!
by Mel Thomas (May 2010)

 

"The Football Coast" is a brief history of the Cambrian Coast League from 1905 to 1963 but also includes details of an earlier Cambrian League, formed in 1896, which did not survive.  

Over the years familiar clubs from Pwllheli and Porthmadog to Aberystwyth competed in the league, as well as some more unusual names such as Cookes United, Tywyn Celtic, REME Tonfannau, 37th Heavy Anti-Aircraft and RAF Llanbedr.
Mel Thomas recounts the history of the Cambrian Coast League for the first time from its hesitant beginnings, through the FAW reorganisations of the leagues in the 1920s, to its sad demise in 1963. The league is still fondly remembered by many fans and ex-players and its closure left a gap that has never been adequately filled.

This A5 booklet is lavishly illustrated and includes league tables as well as a statistical section   It is the first publication from the team behind the groundbreaking Welsh Football Data Archive ( www.wfda.co.uk ) and will be of considerable local interest as well as to soccer fans throughout Wales.

The book is available from Siop Llyfrau Yr Hen Bost, High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3AA at £6 plus £1.26 postage and packing

For further details or enquiries contact Mel@soccerfilewales.com

I am particularly delighted at the publication of this book,
as my uncle, T. Glynne Davies in his early days,
worked for the Cambrian News and reported
on many of the games played in this league. KD

WREXHAM A.F.C. 1977/78

I have supported Wrexham since the 1960's when my father used to take me to The Racecourse Ground, in the days of Albert Kinsey, Dave Gaskell, Dave Powell and many others. It really saddens me to think of their current plight in the Blue Square Premier League. 
I have pleasure here in featuring one of the most memorable seasons in the club's history - 1977/78 - Third Division Champions, having come so very close under John Neal the previous season. If you have any Wrexham memories you'd like to share, please contact me on mail@penmon.org


Wrexham's Robin Remembers
A page in memory of sportswriter
Dave Lovett

LLANRWST'S FOOTBALLING HISTORY.
My father played football for Llanrwst Town.
Follow the history of football in Llanrwst.


DOLGARROG - DAVE POWELL. 
Welsh International footballer, born in the village.
Read about his footballing career.


KEITH HARDING A KEITH HARDING SELECTION to 1959 
A selection of photos from the collection of Keith Harding, former Chairman of Newtown Football Club, and other memorabilia recorded here in his memory

KEITH HARDING A KEITH HARDING SELECTION 1960 on 
A further selection of photos from the collection of Keith Harding, former Chairman of Newtown Football Club, and other memorabilia recorded here in his memory

KEITH HARDING A KEITH HARDING ROBINS REUNION 1940's 50's 60's 
As a result of the successful Keith Harding Selection, a reunion of former players from the 1940's, 50's and 60's was held on the 19th July 2008. Join the event here!

KEITH HARDING HISTORY OF FOOTBALL - MID WALES
Keith Harding was working on a history of football in the area.  His remarkable work is being recorded here, with some additional information.


A MID WALES CLUB SELECTION
Photos of other clubs in Mid Wales over the years


Newtown's
Welsh
International 
Footballers

GEORGE HAROLD  BEADLES
Newtown's Harry Beadles, Welsh International, F.A. Cup Finalist, former Newtown, Liverpool, Cardiff City, Southport and Duldalk player.

WALES - THE 1958 WORLD CUP
The only time Wales qualified for the World Cup Finals, was in 1958 - when I was just 4 years old. Will they ever qualify again? Read about the Welsh team's performance, when they reached the quarter-finals.

WELSH INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALLERS
An opportunity to bring back the memories and achievements of former Welsh International football players - especially if you are related to them!

WELSH AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALLERS
An opportunity to bring back the memories and achievements of former Welsh Amateur International football players - especially if you are related to them!




WELSH AMATEUR CUP WINNERS
All the Welsh Amateur Cup Final results are recorded here. There's also an opportunity to record your club's victory in the Welsh Amateur Cup Final


TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.C.
1920s 1930s.
 
An opportunity to remember family members who played for Tottenham Hotspur.
"Come on you Spurs!"




TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.C.
1960 / 61
 
An opportunity to relive
Spurs's "League and Cup Double" season

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES
A selection of programmes from my personal collection.
More being added regularly.
Memory Lane - here we come!

 MISCELLANEOUS


THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18 
IN MEMORIAM
 

Click here to see
THE WIPERS TIMES


The WIPERS TIMES was issued between 1916 and 1918 and was started by the troops in the Ypres Salient during the Great War.

THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

An opportunity for you to remember a member of your family who fought for their country during what has been called the Second 'Great' War


 POSTAL HISTORY 
My grandfather, father and brother have put over 110 years service into the Post Office - this is in dedication to them.





THE NEWTONIAN
Catch up on back issues of this very popular Journal of the Newtown Local History Group.
Each edition's cover and
contents are featured here.


Welcome to Newtown.........
in Black and White


In the mid 1960s  Ronald Patrick (1919-1976), 
took up a new hobby - black and white photography.
His son Tony has compiled the photos on a wonderful website.
Click here to access the site.
 


CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?
Various enquiries from visitors to the website.


MY MATERNAL FAMILY 

Cae Merddyn

CAE MERDDYN 
Read about the past ownership of the 'family home' from 1841 to 2000, where my great, great, great grandparents (Jones) and descendants once lived.

OUR ROYAL FAMILY CONNECTION 
See our family tree, and how it links to Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Owain Glyndwr, and the English Royal Family - no blue blood in me though!

ROBERTS 31  WEXHAM STREET BEAUMARIS 
Introduction to my great, great, great grandfather, Goodman Roberts who married Catherine Jones on New Year's Day 1816 and their son Thomas Goodman Roberts. He lived at Baron Hill Lodge in 1851 and worked as a gardener for the Bulkeley family at Baron Hill. Meet his children.

CHARLES GOODMAN ROBERTS 
Yr Hen Gristion, The Old Christian - my great grandfather and son of Thomas and Elinor Goodman Roberts. He lived at Caim and Cae Merddyn. and was a domestic gardener for Sir William Bulkeley at Baron Hill. Held Sunday School classes at Caim. Married Margaret Jones whose family had lived at Cae Merddyn before her. She was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Jones.

JONES FAMILY.
Margaret Jones, married Charles Goodman Roberts. Read about her family.

MARGARET GOODMAN ROBERTS

MARGARET ELLEN ROBERTS 
My great aunt who died of tuberculosis aged 20. Hers was the last 'Gwylnos' or vigil held in Penmon, on the night before she died. She is buried in Llangoed with her parents.

JOSEPH THOMAS GOODMAN ROBERTS 
My great uncle who left home to search of diamonds in South Africa. He fought in The Boer War and married Jane Georgina Hoff, a lady of Africaan origin. They both died in their 30's and are buried in Penmon churchyard. Her details are also here.

JABEZ LLOYD ROBERTS 
My great uncle who, through marriage Jane Owen, daughter of John and Hannah Owen, Bryn Glas. The marriage forged our link into the Royal Family. He was a stonemason by trade. His wife Janes' details are also here.

CHARLES GOODMAN ROBERTS (son) 
My great uncle. Read his tragic tale following his emigration to America in 1891 and went to stay initially with his uncle and aunt Albert and Elizabeth Storm. My grandfather gave me his brothers' watch, with a request to take great care of it. Read here four of the five postcards Charles sent home to his brother Owen John about his early days in America.

CATHERINE GOODMAN ROBERTS 
My great aunt. Married John Owen and lived in Parc Terrace, Llangoed.  She loved knitting. Husband John worked in the local quarry, and lost a leg following an accident at work. 

OWEN JOHN ROBERTS

OWEN JOHN GOODMAN ROBERTS 
My grandfather who fought in The Great War and moved with the family to Dolgarrog. Originally from Cae Merddyn and at one time owned the property. Worked at the Aluminium Corporation Limited, Dolgarrog as a time keeper before his retirement.Married Sarah Michell Jenkins.

Sarah Michell Jenkins SARAH MICHELL ROBERTS nee JENKINS
My grandmother from Blaenau Ffestiniog. Descendant of the Michell family, involved in lead mines. Worked at Y Glorian in Blaenau Ffestiniog and Bangor, before marrying Owen John Roberts.

JENKINS, TRISANT, BLAENAU 
My great grandfather Richard Jenkins, was from Trisant, moved to Aberystwyth and then on to Blaenau Ffestiniog, where he was caretaker at the County School for some 40 years.He married  Elizabeth Michell and they had five children.

SARAH MICHELL THE MICHELL FAMILY
The family originated in France and moved to Devon to work in the tin mines. In the 1840's they moved to Cwm Ystwyth and mined there. My great great grandfather William Michell was a Captain there.
This is a photo of Sarah, William's wife.

SARAH MICHELL THE BANDS FAMILY
The family moved from Gwennap in Cornwall to live in the Ysbyty Ystwyth area.
This is a photo of Sarah Bands, my great, great grandmother, who married  William Michell.

ELIZABETH GAETZ MARGARET ELIZABETH GAETZ nee Roberts.
My Aunt who emigrated to Canada. Read also about her husband Alvin Gaetz RCAF.

Myfanwy Roberts

MYFANWY JAMES nee ROBERTS
My Aunt recollects her early days in Dolgarrog

JEAN DAVIES

JEAN DAVIES  nee Roberts 
My mother's recollections of her early days in Blaenau Ffestiniog and Dolgarrog. Married William Owen Davies, and lived in Dolgellau and Llandeilo.
Jean celebrated her 80th Birthday in June 2008. See the day's photos.

JOHN ERIC ROBERTS JOHN ERIC ROBERTS 
My uncle's recollections of his Dolgarrog days with the Aluminium Corporation Limited and R.A.F. and later the Midland Bank. Married Jean Margaret Brice.

AL GATEZ ALVIN GAETZ 
My uncle, who married  Margaret Elizabeth  Gaetz. He was a Canadian pilot.

MY PATERNAL FAMILY 

EDWARD DAVIES

EDWARD DAVIES, LLANRWST 
My great grandfather, a choirmaster who left these shores for America in the 1880's, leaving his wife and children behind. He never returned.

IDWAL GLYN DAVIES

IDWAL GLYN DAVIES 

My grandfather. A local postman who was a true character in the community. He also fought in The Great War

WILLIAM OWEN DAVIES

WILLIAM OWEN DAVIES

My father, born in Llanrwst where he started work in the Post Office, became Postmaster in Dolgellau and Llandeilo. Fought in the Second World War.

T. Glynne Davies

THOMAS GLYNNE DAVIES

My uncle. BBC broadcaster, bard and Crown winner in the 1951 National Eisteddfod, held in his home town of Llanrwst.

 

WILLIAM WILLIAMS
TAN Y GRAIG

William was the eldest son of Owen and Gwen Williams who lived at Tan y Graig. He was also the eldest brother of Thomas Williams, Gorsedd Grucyn

THOMAS WILLIAMS GORSEDD

 THOMAS WILLIAMS,
GORSEDD GRUCYN
Meet my father's family from the Nant y Rhiw area, Melin Y Coed. Thomas, my great grandfather and his wife Jane, had 17 children. Read about their lives in Nant y Rhiw.

WILLIAMS, PENTRE MAWR
CAPEL GARMON

 
William Williams, left, my great great grandfather and his family are featured here. Their daughter Ellen married Edward Davies, who were the parents of my grandfather, Idwal Glyn Davies 

HUGHES, TY'N CAPEL,
CAPEL GARMON

Ellen Hughes, left, daughter of Maurice and Gwen Hughes, Pen Rhydion, Capel Garmon, married William Williams above. Ellen's parents lived at Bron Haul in 1841 - The house was the subject of Elizabeth West's book, Hovel In The Hills

MY WIFE'S FAMILY

WILSON / SWAIN / DAVIES / HAMER.
These surnames relate to my wife's family, most of whom originated in the Bettws Cedewain, Berriew Dolfor and Aberhafesp areas. 

SWAIN, BETTWS CEDEWAIN
The Swayne / Swain information shown here goes back to 1683, courtesy of the late Maurice Richards, a former Newtown historian. It relates to my wife's side of the family.

MIDDLE SCAFELL NEWTOWN YSGAFELL NOSTALGIA 
My father in law's memories from his early years and nostalgically related items. Includes articles which appeared in The Newtonian, the journal of Newtown Family History Group; Michelmas Fair, 28th October 1930; Farming Years Ago; Farming During The War Years.  Also included here is the strory of Henry Williams of Ysgafell and the Field of Blessing.

And finally.................

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