Voices from the Past
This forum is open to all of the villagers of Trelawnyd past and present
I would like for them to share their memories, old photographs, family histories and past Village news with me so that I may be able to present a comprehensive record of this small. ancient and facinating Welsh Village Community throughout the ages.
All photographs will be returned after being scanned and published
For those that want to read a comprehensive study on the History of Trelawnyd, please refer to the Book "TRELAWNYD PAST & PRESENT" by Daphne and Ken Davies
The Village Flower Show Blog can be viewed at
and my personal Village based blog can be seen at
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to the following citizens of Trelawnyd for their conributions so far:
Mrs Gwyneth Jones, Mrs Gladys Jones, Mrs Olwenna Hughes, Mr Trevor Evans, Mr Hubert Evans, Mrs Bryn, Davies, Mr Islwyn Thomas, Mrs Pat Bagguley, Mrs Joanne Hewitt, Mrs Beryl Evans, Mrs Daphne Jones, Mrs Audrey Jones,Mr Basil Davies, Miss Mona Davies, Mr Graham Jones. Mrs Iola Endres
Mrs Gwyneth Jones
Years in the Village: 64
"I came to the village when I was 21. We lived in the farm Pen-y-Cefn-Isa, "
"I spent most of the time in those days at the farm, but went down to Trelawnyd (it was then called Newmarket) twice a week. I used to go down to order provisions from I.P Jones (or siop Ganol which literally means Central Shop in Welsh) for us and an old lady who used to live in a cottage AT Pen-y-Cefn Ucha ,up the lane every Wednesday and used to go to the Methodist Chapel every Sunday. My husband was a choir man , and never missed choir practice at the Memorial Hall every Tuesday night and Every Saturday night"
"We had no electric...we had paraffin lamps hanging from...... (laughs).......and no water in the house no....we had to go outside with a bucket.......we also had a well outside of the house in the front garden."