Why not visit these related sites. They all have a 'link' to places where our family lived, or are sites set up by relatives.
MELIN Y COED ; My family lived in Gorsedd Grucyn. Nant Y Rhiw. This website holds a terrific wealth of historical information. Well worth a visit, but you'll need a lot of time to take it all in!!
DOLGELLAU TOWN AND CHRONOLOGY; follow the link via Historic Dolgellau, and click under the Chronology link. We lived in Dolgellau from 1960 to 1970.
IVY HOUSE, DOLGELLAU; This was our first home in Dolgellau. It is now a very impressive Guest House. Why not give it a try if you're holidaying in the area?
ANGLESEY; How well do you know Anglesey? Find out here about some of its towns, villages, history and attractions. Add your comments or contact them with articles and photos. Excellent selection of towns, including Beaumaris, and varied topics.
ANGLESEY HISTORY; A visit to this excellent site will give you the opportunity of discovering more about Anglesey's history, natural history, maps, photo gallery, places on the Island and details of books available about the Island. My thanks to Warren Kovach for his kind permission in allowing me to use some of his photos.
ANGLESEY INFORMATION; Another excellent site. Its aim is to provide everyone with up to date information about what is happening (and has happened historically) on Anglesey, and also to make it convenient for you to find businesses and products available to the island.
HAUNTED BEAUMARIS GOAL; Haunted Expeditions WalesParanormal sightings, investigations and vigils. Experience paranormal sightings and vigils at some of the most haunted locations in North Wales. Beaumaris gaol is featured here.
LLANRWST; From delving into a Llanrwst family's history to builders getting more than they bargained for at Pickwicks, here are a few tales of the town's history. If you've got any more, let us know.
GWYNEDD; From the City of Learning to the tip of Pen Llyn and down through Snowdonia to the Dyfi estuary, find out more about the towns and villages of Gwynedd and contact us with articles and photos. Excellent selections of towns with links to my family, including Blaenau Ffestiniog and Dolgellau.
RHIW, LLEYN PENINSULA; I have no personal connection with this area of Wales, but found this site absolutely intriguing. Fantastic old photographs and stories. What a wonderful place - visit this site, and you'll want to visit the area. This site helped inspire me, together with the Melin Y Coed site, to set up this one on Penmon.
LLANDDANIEL; A superb site with many interesting features on the history of this wonderful village. A must to visit.
ERIC JONES - PHOTOS; My thanks to Eric for allowing me to use his photos on the PENMON YEARS AGO link. See more of his wonderful a photos around the Caim, Beaumaris areas by visiting his link.
GWYNEDD FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY; Founded in 1980, the society issues a six monthly magazine full of interesting articles and details of members interests. Annual membership costs just £10. A visit to their website is highly recommened.
BILL and IRIS GADD; Iris is the granddaughter of Joseph and Margaret Jones, Cae Merddyn. Their son, Joseph married Annie Kelly. Iris is one of their daughters. She married Bill Gadd.
ANGHARAD HOLMES FAMILY HISTORY TOURS OF ANGLESEY; Having a holiday in Anglesey? Please visit this site
PENMON LIFEBOAT CREWS OVER THE YEARS; A really fascinating site, full of interest.
T. GLYNNE DAVIES INTERVIEWS - click to hear some of them., including The Fab Four.
ALED GLYNNE DAVIES - Consultancy service for large and small companies in broadcasting and beyond;
CONWY VALLEY - ITS HISTORY AND PLACES ; A very informative site.
CONWY VALLEY RAILWAY; Site includes other railway lines - see link to the Conwy Valley.
ANCESTORS OF DONNA COOPER; Access a fascinating Family tree which has connections with Dolgarrog, Cerrig y Drudion and Llanrwst
SPIRIT OF THE MINERS; My great great grandfather William Michell was a Captain at the Cwmystwyth Mines. The spectacular landscapes of Ceredigion have a 4000 year legacy of man's quest for minerals. Since the Bronze Age, copper, silver, lead and zinc have been mined in the hills of Mid Wales.Much of the culture of mining is now lost or forgotten...... but the Spirit of the Miners lives on!Join us on a 4,000 year journey and to see how you can be part of its future!
CAMBRIAN ENERGETICS; This small group is based in the exact centre of Wales. Their hopes are to establish a baseline for their current energy needs and use, and a record of their resources. They then aim to reduce their energy usage, their domestic costs, whilst maintaining their current standards, and pass on to the next generation better quality homes, gardens and a better community than currently enjoyed.
MI(T)CHELLS FROM DEVON AND CORNWALL. If you are a descendant of a Michell from either Devon or Cornwall, as I am, you have a fantastic chance of finding your ancestors on this highly recommended website.
GEOGRAPHICAL PHOTOGRAPHS; The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and you can be part of it. I have had the pleasure of using many photographs on this site.
CLWYD-POWYS ARCHAEOLOGICAL TRUST; The Montgomeryshire Churches Survey was carried out, by the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust in 1995/96 and 1998, as part of an initiative taken by Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments to survey and record all historic churches in Wales. The following web pages are generated from the resulting survey database and look in detail at the 56 pre-nineteenth century churches surveyed. I am very grateful to CHRIS MARTIN on behalf of the Trust, for allowing me to kindly reproduce some of their lovely Church photographs.
WELSH FOOTBALL LEAGUE TABLES; Visit Welsh Football Data Archive for some exceptional Welsh Football information.
LLANELLI ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB; Wrexham met Llanelli in the quarter finals of the FAW Premier Club in 2008 and Welsh Cup in 1964. Llanelli's 2008 programme featured both teams from the 1964 Welsh Cup tie. I am grateful to Hugh Roberts, Programme Editor for granting me permission to reproduce the team sheet on the Dave Powell page.
KERRY NEWS: Kerry is a small village near Newtown in Powys. They have a very active community whose events are excellently recorded in their very informative monthly magazine, KERRY NEWS. It has its own website which contains current and archived issues, which include many items of local and historical interest, old photographs and many features.
JOHN JONES PUBLISHING LTD; John Jones has kindly given me permission to reproduce part of Elizabeth West's excellent book 'Hovel In The Hills' on the HUGHES, TY'N Y CAPEL, CAPEL GARMON page, as my family once lived the the house described in the book. Visit his new site to see the varied Welsh books he has available. These include 'A Short History of Wales'. 'Speak Welsh' and Welsh historical stories for children. They make excellent gifts!
OLD POSTCARDS; Sharon Hogan invites you to her collection of old postcards. The postcards are mainly from the Britain and Ireland, but there are some from overseas. An excellent opportunity to see times that have past.
DEGANWY; Gwyn Hughes has set his own site on Deganwy and is collecting nostalgic photos for its archive. Why not give it a visit?
SOCCER SCRAPBOOK; Gwyn Hughes has a site featuring Borough United and Llandudno Amateurs. Well worth a visit.