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

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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

Mr Hubert Evans

Mr Hubert Evans
Years In the Village 86

"My parents are not from the village. My Father was born in Acrefair and my mother was from Caernarvon. Before I was born my father went to work in "Lakes" in Caernarvon which was a large store. They married and had two children- my elder brothers.
Now......the person my father worked for owned Shop Newydd in the village here and he asked my father if he would like to come along and manage it for him....that's how they came to live in Trelawnyd.

He managed the shop and lodged in Byron Street where we are now then moved to Plas-yn-Dre in the High Street where I was born.
Byron Street in its early days
The Bryn Teg fields were the cow is grazing is now the sight of a set of bungalows
"Anyhow he managed in the 1920s the shop was sold on and my father was out of work again! Mind you he was a bit of an entrepreneur and he opened his own shop next to the Mostyn Arms Pub, which in them days was purely a grocery shop
Hubert's father outside his shop which he ran twice
 "He was doing quite well..but the larger stores on the corner of Well Street went empty and the person who owned it persuaded my father to take it on because they said that a big firm from Liverpool was going to take it over.......that was all kidology!...my dad...muggins....took it on and the business went bust....

My father moved on again!
By that time we had moved into one of the council houses at Erw Wen ( number 4) and my father went to work for a farmer's cooperative who had a dept in Dyserth. He went around the farms collecting orders from the outlying farms and had a motorbike although he had NEVER ridden a bike in his life!

He didn't stick to that very long either ( chuckles) but then decided to become a baker!
He had no experience in baking whatsoever but start he did! and after a period in a little bakery in Gwaenysgor he reopened his original shop as a bakery

He never made himself much money.....he was always broke.....but he always gave things a go......."
Hubert's father's shop (left) and the closed Mostyn Arms in the 1960s 
*It is interesting to note that Hubert and his brothers went on to become very successful bakers in nearby Prestatyn

1 comment:

  1. I thought I would stop by as when you visit you are always so nice and you leave such nice comments. Not to mention you were one of my first followers. I love your history page and I love that you are taking down memories that might be lost. I like the pictures of the village old and new. I love all of your animals, I looked at your pictures of your sweet dogs and your chickens.
    So I just wanted to say hello and thanks for visiting, and of course saying I should write a book, that really makes me so happy.
    Blessings to you,
    My field of dreams.