Mrs Olwena Hughes
Years in the Village 86
"I was raised in no 3 London Road, which was then a row of cottages and not a single home as is is today.
As a little girl,I remember trying to sneak onto the back of Will Smith's cart with my friend Megan Lewis and was told off sternly for doing so!".
Will Smith was the coal merchant and he lived in your cottage down Cwm Road, though your cottage was known as Llan Cottage Number 1 rather than it's name now which is Bwthyn-y-llan"*
"Will Smith had a white horse which was always grazed in fields next to the Church.
His Daughter was called Brenda and she played the piano , I remember going around to their house from time to time, to be taught songs in their (your) front room!"
|The same scene taken today. The row of cottages have been converted into one house. The village stores is now two cottages|
"This pot comes from Shop Ucha **. This shop was the paper shop which was on Chapel Street, .and was always very popular when there was a concert on in the Memorial Hall when everyone wanted sweets.
If you look very, very closely you can see that there is a tiny picture of the memorial hall on the pot itself...I doubt anyone else in the village has a pot like this one"
|The Memorial Hall pre 1918|
|A rare photo of Choir members turning up for practice at the Memorial Hall in the early 1950s. Shop Ucha can be seen clearly in the background. The shop is now a private house|
|Olwenna (right) in a local newpaper story of Trelawnyd in 1980|