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
|Hubert's father outside his shop which he ran twice|
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|