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


Best Wishes

John Gray

Trelawnyd 571838

Email : jgsheffield@hotmail.com
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

Gwyneth Jones

Mrs Gwyneth Jones
D.o.b. 28/12/1926
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."

The farmhouse at Pen Y Cefn


  1. This is a very cool thing you're doing. I love history and old places and always want to know the story behind an abandoned house or an odd tombstone epitaph. Can't wait for more...

  2. Very interesting!

  3. Keep it up! I love reading these stories!