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 Trevor Evans

Mr Trevor Evans
Age 86
Years in the Village 86

"I have lived all my life in the village (with the brief exception of the war years when I was in the Royal Airforce) My Mother was from the village, my father from outside and I spent my first few years at number 4 Bonc Terrace. ( see the header photograph: Bonc terrace can be seen at the right hand side of the terrace just before the Memorial Hall)

This photograph shows a couple with a baby stood behind one of the WhiteRose buses
The couple are Trevor's parents
AND the baby is in fact Trevor himself.
The other gentleman in the photo is the school attendant officer who had red hair and was called Mr Red
Trevor jokes about the common fallacy that the car in the photograph was a taxi
He states his mother told him that it was in fact the car of the photographer a Mr Pickard!

The village "stores" can be seen on the left. The following contributer Olwena Hughes lived at the shop with her parents and sister's family
"Looking back at the village in the 1920s and early 1930s, to me it seemed a very happy place which was full of community spirit.
It was a lovely village and there was always something going on in the Memorial Hall. There were whist drives, 2 act dramas and concerts. The Male Voice choir started there in 1933 and the Headmaster of the school Mr William Humphreys was it's  original conductor.
(Mr Humphreys was the schoolmaster from 1923 to 1944)
The village them was quite musically orientated
Mr  could be terribly strict and every night would walk up London Road for his constitutional to the pond up London Road which was called "Pwll Budr" ( or "dirty pond"). If he saw you he would always tell you off and we all knew he was in fact walking up London road not just for a walk, but he was in fact on his way to the pub The Crown"


  1. John, I am really enjoying this blog! I feel like I am reading a book and each person (or post) is a fascinating chapter...

  2. Extremely interesting! I believe the longest I've ever lived in one place is 6 years...86 years is difficult for me to fathom!

  3. My, he still is a handsome man. I am a married woman but is the single? Just kidding.